Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE FOR WINTER. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE FOR WINTER. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WINTER ON THE TABLE-AGAIN

Blame it on Cuisine Kathleen.  She hosted a Winter Tablescape challenge last week.  If you missed it, I posted my winter tablescape here.  I couldn’t make up my mind what wintery things should go on that table, so I had to post a second winter tablescape to use the left-over wintery things.  I’m linking this post to Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
WINTER TABLESCAPE
A ruffled baby blanket covers the table (and hopefully resembles snow drifts).
plc stg w soup Many of our winter meals begin with soup, so I’ve used my Williams Sonoma covered soup bowls.
dinner plate
The dinner plate is Friendly Village by Johnson Brothers.  Under the dinner plate is a vintage green, glass plate used as a charger.
SNOW HOUSES
houses
slt
napkin
A snowflake ornament, tied to the napkin with decorative trim, serves as a napkin holder.
snow flks
mug
You may be wondering why these springtime jonquils are popping out of the snow.  I cut these from our garden yesterday! 
jonquils btr
We don’t have snow in Arkansas right now, but we do have jonquils, so I couldn’t do a tablescape without using a few of them to brighten this dreary day.
laurie soup
Have you ever served Laurie’s soup?  You probably have, but that is probably not the title of your recipe.  This soup is so easy and so good that I tend to fix it a lot in the winter.  That’s why my family refers to it as “Laurie’s Soup”.  I should be ashamed to tell you how easy it is, but since most of you have probably made it before, I’ll go ahead and share the recipe in case somebody out there hasn’t served it (Feel free to refer to it as “your name” soup).
1 pound ground chuck
3 cans Campbell’s Minestrone Soup (undiluted)
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes and chilies
Brown ground chuck, drain grease.  Add soup and Ro-Tel.  Cook for approximately 10 minutes.  Serves 4-6.
(Note:  Some people add canned black beans)
I usually put mine in a crockpot after I brown the meat.  That way, it looks like I’ve been cooking it all day!  It also stays warm for anybody who comes in to dinner late.  I’ve served it in mugs, with a spoon, at a winter buffet.  I told you I serve it often!
CARD BUTTON
You can find Let’s Dish linkups at Cuisine Kathleen and Tablescape Thursday linkups at Between Naps on the Porch.  It was great to have you visit me today.  laurie
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WINTER TABLESCAPE

Cuisine Kathleen is hosting a “Snow and Ice Tablescape” challenge this week, and, although we don’t get a lot of snow or ice in Arkansas, I’m joining the party.

OVRHD

PLC STG BTR

SOUP BOWL

Soup Bowl

SAL PLATE

Salad Plate

DINNER PLATE BTR

Dinner Plate:  Wedgwood Winter FestivalNAPKIN

I used black and white polka dot napkins, because it reminded me of snow in the night sky.  Flatware: Towle Old Master

GLASS

WINTER TABLESCAPE

S AND P

CNTRPC CLOSUP

CNTRPC

FULL TBL

I’m joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

I hope my tablescape didn’t leave you feeling cold.  Thanks for coming by to visit me.  laurie

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