New Diningroom Table Needed

Yes, we have outgrown our old table that seated six... our family is adding new members at the moment. And I like the added storage too! Check it out!


10 For Dinner

And no I'm not doing any of the cooking. My husband and daughter came up with the idea of a Southern Style Easter Dinner for my son and fiance, my sister and her husband and her daughter and boyfriend. We couldn't all be together for Easter this year, so we thought that we would hold another one today for that very reason. My job was to set the table. I decided on butcher paper runners down both sides of 2 tables, little espresso cups of crayons. I'm hoping that everyone will get into the spirit by decorating their place settings with those brand new crayons. I will have to take a picture of that when everyone leaves lol... And to finish it off, I filled three brandy snifter filled with with plastic easter eggs and one large glass bowl filled with more Easter Eggs on the other table. If I do say so myself... it looks pretty cool! I'm trying to take a photo of it, but there is a ton of sunlight coming through, so I'm not sure that I will be able to.

So what's on the menu?? Pulled pork sandwiches, homemade beans, coleslaw, sweet potatoes, chocolate cake, Rocky Road Squares and I think that's it. I don't think that anyone will go home hungry!

Okay, I'm into themed dinners at the moment... can't wait to see what I come up with for my daughter's birthday! lol...


"Odd Fellows" & "Piccadilly" Canisters

Believe it or not, I am still using the canister set that I bought from Tupperware when I first got married. I think that it's time I traded up. These would bring a little bling to my kitchen!!

"Put the fun in functional with these colorful hand-painted canisters. Handcrafted of majolica-glazed terra cotta, they may be used for food storage or simply as decorative pieces. Dishwasher safe. From Mackenzie-Childs®. Made in the USA.
• Tall 'Odd Fellows' column canister is 7.25'Dia. x 17.25'T. 16-cup capacity.
• Medium 'Odd Fellows' globe canister is 8'Dia. x 14'T. 12-cup capacity.
• Small 'Piccadilly' canister makes a charming cookie jar. It is 8'Dia. x 9'T. 8-cup capacity.

About MacKenzie-Childs
For more than 25 years, MacKenzie-Childs has created colorful, handmade ceramics alive with individuality and fresh, innovative design. Each one-of-a-kind collectible is handcrafted by artisans trained in age-old crafts. From enamelware and glassware to furniture and decorative accessories, MacKenzie-Childs combines vibrant colors and patterns to create a collection that epitomizes 'tradition with a twist.'

"Odd Fellows" & "Piccadilly" Canisters from Neiman Marcus:


Sugar Pot from Harrods

This reminds me of something that you might find on a table with the Mad Hatter... love it!

Details..."Ceramics with soft swirls and muted pastel shades marry flawlessly with carefully applied Swarovski crystals in a heart-shaped pattern. Crafted from fine Limoges porcelain, this is an impressive serving piece.

Soizick was established in January 2003 and is located in Cagnes-sur-mer on the French Riviera. A team of artists, ceramicists and designers work together to imbue the company's distinctive handmade collections with Soizick's signature baroque appeal."

I kind of like the idea of the name... Sugar Pot. It just sounds more sophisticated. It might have something to do with it coming from Herrods!

Sugar Pot - SOIZICK from Harrods:


Today's Quotes About Ham

Yes, I'm still thinking of that incredible ham my brother actually cooked yesterday for our family get together. I didn't even know that he could cook! The bachelor of our family still manages to surprise me! And now onto the quotes! :)

The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.”
Martina Navratilova

Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
Jack Benny

“Carve a ham as if you were shaving the face of a friend.”
Henri Charpentier, cook to J.D. Rockefeller

I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I am!
Dr. Seuss

Nothing helps scenery like ham and eggs.”
Mark Twain


Wilton 3D Egg Pan for Easter

Can you imagine a cuter Easter dessert than this 3d Easter Egg cake?? And did you notice that you receive 5 designs to choose from. This has real possibilities! And my daughter was just asking me how could you cut the head off of a bunny cake and this takes care of the problem quite nicely lol...

"4-piece pan set includes 2 oval pans and 2 ring bases to create an egg-shaped cake
Crafted of quality aluminum for even heating and long-lasting durability
Includes decorating instructions for 5 designs
Best washed by hand
Each half measures 9 by 6 by 2-3/4 inches; holds 1 2-layer cake mix" Wilton 3D Egg Pan: Kitchen & Dining:


Ebelskiver Filled-Pancake Pan | Williams-Sonoma

Hadn't a clue what I was looking at when I first spotted this Ebelskiver Filled Pancake Pan, but what I read what it could do, it sounded awfully tempting! Adding fruit filling is calling my name. Just how hard could it be?? Don't ask lol...

Notes... "We worked with Minnesota-based Nordic Ware to enhance our popular pan for preparing traditional Danish ebelskiver, the light, puffy pancakes filled with jam, curd, fruit or cheese. Redesigned with a new stay-cool handle of cast stainless steel and seven deep wells, it shapes batter into the traditional spherical shape. The cast-aluminum pan heats quickly and evenly, while its enhanced premium nonstick coating assures clean release. Recipes included. Hand-wash. 9 1/2' diam. Made in USA. "

Ebelskiver Filled-Pancake Pan | Williams-Sonoma:


Bravera Glassware 16-pc. Set

Anyone who knows me, KNOWS that I am always drawn to the unusual and this glass set is definitely that. I just love the strange lines. Set an elegant table and then finish it off with one of these glasses at each place setting and then watch the faces of your guests lol...

Available at Target

Nordstrom Stackable Wood Tray - Home Decor - Nordstrom

I'm always searching around the kitchen for a tray to carry SOMETHING. Here are three different sizes to choose from. I was thinking that the large one would be perfect for a teapot and a cream and sugar bowl. Come to think of it, I'm sure I could find a reason for every size. That's how my brain works. ;)

Nordstrom Stackable Wood Tray - Home Decor - Nordstrom Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale: Kitchen & Dining

Until you have a set of kitchen scales, you will never know just how often you will use them. I particularly like the fact that this one will subtract the weight of the container so you get an accurate reading!

Escali Primo Digital Multifunctional Scale

No So Boring Oatmeal For Tonight...

  I'm going to make a Huge pot of oatmeal in the crock pot and when it's done, I'm going to toss in one packet on flavored Ins...