The last day of May, and then June will start busting out all over! The teacher in me wants to say bursting, but the song says busting! :)
This week's table features the lovely dishes Winchester, by Johnson Bros. my dear neighbor, Arlene, gave me.
I used a pale yellow cloth, rattan chargers from Pfaltzgraff sale last summer, 2.00.
The napkins are from my friend Pam who got them at the thrift shop for me.
Napkin rings are recent from World Market.
Glasses are from the Lenox outlet.
Flatware is from my friend Susan , Savoring Time in the Kitchen,who sent it to me for my birthday. I liked it so much I got 8 more place settings as well as the soup spoons.
The flowers were a thank you from my friend and I put them in a rattan sleeve that my Mother's Day hydrangea came in.
Yellow murano glass votive holder.
Diann is having a Thrifty Tablescape Party, and since the napkins and dishes were free, and the silverware a gift as well as the flowers, I think it qualifies!
Last week I found a sale on peaches, .79 a lb.
I knew I wanted to make a sheet cake for our beach community Memorial Day picnic Sat, so I bought a lot of them. You know I feel recipes stifle creativity , so I will tell you how the best I can.
I blanched them, peeled , and sprinkled with sugar, cinnamon and some apricot brandy, just a splash.
Make your favorite recipe cake or pound cake, and replace the liquid in the recipe with the juice that comes out of the peaches.
Bake the cake till it is firm, but not fully cooked. Slather on a coating of peach preserves, then cover the top with the sliced peaches.
Mix up some cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and a splash of vanilla.
Pour over the cake and continue baking till the cake is done and the topping set. Don't over bake.
I made 2 cake recipes and it made one full restaurant size sheet pan and a 9 in round.
There wasn't a crumb left!
Peaches and Cream Cake on a little peach plate! :)
The pears were on sale too, so I used several in our dinner salad.
I also made 3 large pans of baked beans for the picnic. That's a lot of beans, but there had to be 200 people there!
I do them overnight in the oven, low and slow.
I forgot to take pictures of the picnic! It was a very busy time.
Next week I'll tell you how to make this, my version of Baked Greek shells with feta. Easy and good!
I am joining Susan at BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday , Gollum for Foodie Friday, and Diann for Thrifty Tablescape Party ,Friday.
I am also joining Sweet Tooth Friday.
I promised a little give away for followers to start off June.
A set of star shaped pancake molds from WSonoma. Perfect for 4th of July! Just let me know if you want in!
Thanks for visiting, and happy JUNE!
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