In this week's episode, Teeny Templeton, the main character in ML West's, Gone with a Handsomer Man, prepares some dishes for a job interview.
Jan, from the Picky Palate, wants to see if Teeny is qualified to work in her catering business.
Teeny agonizes over a table to present, but decides to go with this one, white is always tasteful.
A mix of Pier One plates, WSonoma Lions Head bowls and Waterford stems suited Teeny , who knows how to find a bargain in the thrift stores, yet appreciates fine things. She didn't mean to chip the antique Waterford bowl when she tossed her keys into it at Uncle Elmer's house. Calamity is Teeny's middle name!
She hopes the weather co operates so she can serve Sweet tea and appetizers on the porch.
A savory peach tart, chopped peaches, red onion, feta cheese and walnuts with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Next, some asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and puff pastry.
Teeny made chicken salad and stuffed it into snow pea pods.
A red pear salad, Jan was sure to like those pecans!Recipe here
Not knowing what kind of soup Jan preferred , Teeny prepared a few.
Uncle Elmer liked to watch the home shopping channels and picked this up one night. It is a triple burner buffet server. Free shipping and 5 flex pays!
Ever so handy for those Southern lawn parties! :)
Teeny found a black book filled with Southern widows names hidden inside, so Elmer still had an eye for the ladies. Just one eye though, he was blind in the other, but that's another story! :)
I'll just share that he always serenaded those Southern beauties with, "I Only Have EYE For You!"
He had hoped to use it for his Kentucky Derby Day Soiree , but he kicked the bucket too soon! May he rest in peace!
She chose to have a bowl of the Creamy Leek and Potato topped with Bacon.
Moving on to desserts, first up was Strawberry and Cream Cake.
A moist white cake, layered with chopped strawberries and cream and iced with whipped cream.
Jan smiled as she tasted the creamy cake, a good sign.
Teeny knew that spreading strawberry preserves on the warm layers of cake gave those strawberries a burst of flavor.
Knowing her beloved Aunt Bluette was smiling down on her, Teeny hoped her peach ice cream would seal the deal.
Jan thanked Teeny for her hospitality and said,
You fill in the blank. Did Teeny get the job ...or does she have to accept employment at " Sal Monella's Snack Bar" or "Bad Beans and Burgers Bistro?"
What will become of Teeny? Will she find true love, or heartburn?
I hope you enjoyed yourself at Teeny's Tasting Party, and that ML doesn't mind that I fabricated this scene!
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I got a lot of emails asking about the triple buffet. It is on special till midnight I think at HSN. $119.00 free shipping and flex pay
Be sure to sign up at mrrebates.com first, and get a % back. FYI only, I am not being compensated!
I do love mine though!