Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Let’s Dish #85~BOO STEW~

Good Evening, Ladies!

Loved visiting everyone this week and seeing their white challenge entries.

Thanks for all who entered, and so many of you nailed it perfectly and stuck to the challenge of only ONE other color.

I know it was hard, but many of you aced it! A +!

Tonight I went with a traditional orange and black.


I started with a floor length black and white check cloth.

Next came a placemat.


It is cotton with the web painted on and the skull and crossbones sewn on.  I got it at Tuesday Morning.


There were 4 in the pkg., so 1.00 each, and very nice quality.


Next came an orange plate from Dollar Tree I think, a black print from HG clearance, and a white with orange stripe by Syracuse china for 50 cents from Ocean State Job Lot.



The checked flatware is by Pfaltzgraf and my friend Gail found it at Burlington House and sent it to me!  Thanks, Gail!


The skillet that our dinner will be served in is from a restaurant supply store.

The black with orange rick rack napkins are from HG, and the black footed ribbed glasses were from the Pfaltzgraff Clearance Outlet for .96.

The centerpiece is a large metal jack o’ lantern that is spitting out battery operated lights, topped with some Montauk Daisies and a bow.


I scrunched a black spider web lace cloth under it.


Eyeball salt and peppers from Christmas Tree Shop.


The little orange and black treat bag at each place are from Factory Direct Crafts.  You could write the name on the spider as place markers.

I find really good bargains there, you have to take the time to look, but they are there!  They have 20 off sales every so often too.  No, I am not being compensated.


I hope you are hungry for some BOO STEW!

Continuing with the Skillet O Rama…Part 4


I had a small piece of filet mignon left.  I cubed it, tossed it in flour and seasoning and browned it. 

Into the pan with some browned onion, carrots and some pan gravy.

Covered with foil and baked for 45 in.  Made mashed potatoes and piped them on, with some ghosts coming up!  :0

Returned to oven and baked till they got a little color.


Dig in, unless you are AFRAID!!!

Thanks for stopping by, I am rushing to get this up, repair man here for the burner, and every time he has to go by I have to move!

Same rules, blog name FIRST, one table related entry per week, a link back to this blog and no word id.

Please leave a comment, and more importantly, only link if you can visit at least 5 other blogs.  Thanks!

Winner of theWSonoma leaf cutters is Diane’s CREATIVE TABLE. Please email me your address!


I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday, Yvonne for TTT, Gollum for Foodie Friday, and Diann for Thrifty Things Friday.


  1. Love your checked flatware Kathleen and your spooky placemats! Good luck with your repair :)

  2. Kathleen - you did a great job with this spooky table with fantastic bargains! I love the flatware, the napkins and the placemats. However, my favorite things on the table are the eyeball salt and pepper shakers. Oh my goodness - what fun!!!

  3. We are sitting here at Big Cedar Resort...deep in the beautiful Ozarks, enjoying a crackling fire in the fireplace and the view of the lake. Much needed getaway!

    I like your spookilicious table! Thank you for hosting.

    Hope all goes well with the burner repair!

  4. Hi Kathleen, I would certainly not be afraid to eat your Boo Stew in the cute skillet. You're getting such good use from those little skillets. I love your festive Halloween table, but I also love your header. They're both wonderful. Thank you for sharing all your bargains and for hosting. xo

  5. Kathleen,
    I was so excited to get my package in the mail. I will write about it soon..I will let you know when..thank you for hosting this fun party..and I hope my post is not too unpolitically correct to add here. If it is, just remove it. :-)
    Love, Mona

    1. Well now you have my curiosity up! :)
      Enjoy your prize!

  6. Love the skull placemats and those eyeball S&P shakers are just wild! The spider treat bags are great usual, everything is great! Also, as usual you've made me hungry. That skillet looks so good, I just want the potatoes! :)

    Thanks for hosting Kathleen!

  7. My favorite thing on the table is the string of lights that look like eyeballs falling out of the pumpkin head -- great addition to this amazing table!

  8. You can't beat just orange and black for Halloween and you have the cutest stuff! Your skillet o rama 4 with ghostly mashed potatoes is quite spooky! Don't pass the salt please! Thanks for the party!

  9. Oh your Halloween setting is amazing, with great dishes and the gifted flatware is perfect! I love orange and black, I did it last year, so today I'm going with mostly gifted things too. Thank you so much for the party.


  10. Cute Halloween table! I just can't seem to get into the orange and black mood this year...maybe next week. I ♥ those eyeball s/p! Great flatware, too.
    Have a wonderful week, Kathleen...

  11. Fun table K, lovin' the orange rick-rack napkins! Wish I had a big ole bowl of Boo Stew too:@)

  12. Kathleen,
    So~o~o sorry that I didn't participate in your White and one other color challenge, dear friend.
    Still recovering from surgery. . .but looking forward to your next challenge!!!
    Cute Halloween tablescape. Adorable stemware. . .with feet!!!
    Thanks for hosting and for challenging us to strecth our design to meet your challenges!!!

  13. Cute table- love the colors. Those pans are a cute idea. Your steak and potato creation sounds good!
    The blood shot eyeball S & P shakers are cute!

  14. I love the skillet dinner idea, Kathleen. :) And your table is so fun...especially those creepy eye ball salt & pepper shakers. ;)
    Hope your week is Extraordinary!!

  15. Tell Gail I need a set of that flatware too!!! Love the Salt and Pepper Shakers and your Boo Stew is so cute! Who knew stew could be cute!

  16. Hi Kathleen,
    Your table looks like so much fun! I love the flatware. Great job. Thanks for hosting such a fun party! I love seeing everyone's tables and creative side. Love your Boo stew too!!!
    Blessings My Friend,

  17. Please tell Gail that I am a wonderful friend, because I want some of that checked flatware! Great table, Kathleen. You made it all look like it was made just for Halloween. Of course, the salt and pepper shakers would probably not be used at another time of the year - those are a hoot! Boo Stew sounds pretty good to me. Thank you for hosting the linky. laurie

  18. I swear nobody...well, maybe Ms. A....can come close to you when it comes to finding special bargains, Kathleen! Those placemats are wild as are those eyeballs...what a hoot!

    I have some leftover steak in the fridge & I'm going to try your version of "Boo Stew" tomorrow!
    Thanks for hosting LD tonight.

  19. Cute table. Love the napkins with the rick rack on the edges. Lots of wonderful orange and black!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  20. Oh Laurie, I should have those black napkins with the orange ricrac, so darn perfect for that table, love the flatware and every little detail on your fun scary Halloween table...what a deal on those cool place mats, I am all about the deal like you...

  21. This is really cute! Can't beat orange and black for Halloween, and the pattern mixes are great! Lots of fun and unusual items that you found!

    I hope my post qualifies! Thanks for hosting!


  22. I just bought little cast iron skillets in which to prepare individual servings, and i love them. You've certainly used yours cleverly. Thanks for last week's challenge. I've really enjoyed using my whites!

  23. Orange and black at its best! This is a fun table, Kathleen. Love the spider web placemats over the black and white cloth, and the black and white check flatware is calling out to me. I need to track down this pattern. I'm off to visit the Pfaltzgraf site. ;-)
    The Boo Stew is clever. Happy Halloween! ~ Sarah

  24. I don't think I've ever seen skillets at a place setting and of course, done up so wonderfully! Kathleen, you make even "pots & pans" look great! Enjoyed seeing your black and orange checked t'scape and hearing about all the bargains you've found to create it - terrific deal on the fabulous placemats. I'd love some of those ghost potatoes!
    Thanks for hosting LD!


  25. Lovely table! Those placemats are wonderful...great find.

  26. Your table is so pretty, love all your pieces. That checked flatware is super cute! Thanks for hosting - Dawn @ We Call It

  27. You are so clever, and I wish I had some Boo Stew right now. Boy, that looks good! table is cute, too. xo

  28. Is it witchcraft? No, it's just Kathleen doing what she does best! Love it!!


  29. I love "Blondie's" comment! The best!! Boo stew, only you, Kathleen, only you!!! Love it. xo

  30. Boy, that black and white tablecloth is perfect for this table. What a great Halloween table! I want some Boo Stew!

  31. Hi lovely lady.
    What a very special Halloween Tablescape. Everything is perfect.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us. Your Boo stew looks yummy!!

  32. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for your comment on my Tablescape. I did post my tablescape on your party # 35 it has been a long week.


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