By now some of you have read Michael Lee West's new book, Gone with a Handsomer Man, so you know who Teeny is. ML's blog, Designs By Gollum is having a party for the next 2 Foodie Fridays, featuring foods that Teeny, a Southern gal, would make.
ML sent me 2 books, one for me, and one for you! She said the winner would also get a $100 dollar gift certificate to a fine store.
Followers who leave a comment on this post get one chance, and another on the 29th.
Tonight I did a table for the grown ups. My last few have been crayola crazy, so tonight , a pale blue.
I started with a solid blue, and topped it with a Quaker cotton lace.
I used a crystal ash tray that was a shower gift 40 years ago (you CAN find uses for those pretty ashtrays, they make great little bases for fresh flowers in oasis) to give the crystal basket some height.
I filled it with some sphagnum moss, and dried blue baby's breath.
I made this wreath and placed it around the basket.
I dyed some hard boiled eggs blue. Pretend they are a perfect match! :)
Silver charger, delicate blue flowered china with a silver rim. I have had it over 40 years. Nests from PB outlet, I painted the eggs blue.
Blue napkin with white overlay in silver Swan napkin rings. Silver egg cups.
Robin eggs salt and pepper, silver basket votive holders, porcelain white eggs for condiments, Villeroy and Boch.
Stems trimmed in silver , wedding gift. Silver by International.
I am joining Susan at BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday. Please visit some of the beautiful tables posted.
Foodie Friday~Teeny Talk
Teeny Templeton is an out of work Pastry Chef. She needs work, and she needs it now.
Miss Dora arranges for her to meet Jan, the owner of the Picky Palate.
Jan comes for coffee to see if Teeny has the skills to work for her.
Not having much time to prepare, she makes a pear wrapped in puff pastry.
She served it with a vanilla cream sauce and a dollop of ice cream.
(Peel and remove the core, I use one of those orange tools you get free from Tupperware. Poach the pears in water, vanilla and brown sugar . Remove the pears and let them cool. Reduce the syrup down and at the end stir in some heavy cream and reduce some more. Cut puff pastry into strips and wrap the pear overlapping a bit. Bake till golden, serve with the sauce and some vanilla ice cream)
With the left over pastry, she makes some peaches and cream mini tarts.
Will Jan hire Teeny?
Does she become the next Iron Chef?
Will Paula and the Sullivans be the judges?
Did you know Southerners call recipes, receipts?
News to me! Here in New YAWK, receipts are the things you save so you can return items! Thus the origin of "Many happy returns! "
And that they all have 6 names like Laura Wells Phillips (Mrs. John Wilkes Phillips) ? :)
Will her fresh peach blueberry muffins save her buns?
Her ribs tickle Jan's?
Will her peach crumb cake be peachy, so Teeny's salad days will be over?
To find out the answers to these and other burning questions, please come back next week for a party and Teeny's Tasting Table.
Wear a big hat, and we'll have some sweet tea on the porch and discuss the fate of Miss Teeny Templeton. Read the book so we can get into the juicy details! :)
RSVP, I want to make sure we have enough food! :)
Now y'all leave a comment so you can have a chance to win the book and a $100 gift certificate, and do come back for the party!
Thanks for visiting!Hop over to Yvonne's at Stone Gable for a chance to win there too!
And go see what's up at Gollum's Foodie Friday!