Sick of winter scapes? Not ready for ♥day? Well then, here you go! We could all use a little green!
Christmas 2009 , "A", known to you as The Tablescaper, gave me 12 of these lovely salad plates. Very interesting color combo, but oh so hard to find things to go with.
I liked how the green glass chargers by Gorham picked up the rim, and the small glass soup bowl.
White cloth with dark green underneath, with matching white napkins. Dollar Tree rings enhanced with a tassel.
A little ring of pip berries under the bowl.
Gold trimmed flatware by Wallace. Butter plates with a gold bow were from a long gone
junk novelty store called Mace's. You could find some treasures there, and when people asked where I got things, I said "Mace's". Well, they always thought I said Macy's! I never corrected them. :)
The stemware is from Lenox.
The centerpiece is in a green glass footed bowl from Villeroy and Boch.
Candlesticks from Mikassa, a gift from a student many years ago.
The compote bowl was a gift from an older couple we met on our honeymoon cruise, so it is about 39 years old.
It is so pretty!
For dinner we are having Paillard of pork, ( which is sliced pork pounded out) on a bed of spinach with a Balsamic reduction and Sweet potato whipped with apples, brown sugar and topped with toasted walnuts.
Extremely simple dish!
Slice the pork loin and pound it thin between plastic wrap.
Season it and dredge it in seasoned flour, and brown. It doesn't take long to cook. Overdo it and you will have shoe leather!
Make a salad of spinach, red onion, feta, and bacon crumbles. Season to taste, I always use a little powdered sugar, (it melts faster) and powdered mustard, s&p on the spinach greens.
Make a Balsamic reduction, and serve with the pork and salad.
Balsamic reduction ...http://www.ehow.com/how_4476187_balsamic-vinegar-reduction-sauce.html
Very easy, and tasty!
Inspired by sweet Gail at Faithfulness Farm, I made cupcakes. Gail posted a how to for a cupcake bouquet. ( Go see it, hers is way better than the demo ) I didn't make the bouquet, and I used cream cheese icing.
I added a few leaves and displayed them on a green glass cake pedestal from Cmas Tree Shop last year.
I am joining Susan at BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday, and Gollum for Foodie Friday.
and Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
Thanks for stopping by!