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Thursday, April 2, 2009

A DELICIOUS FOODIE FRIDAY ~

Be sure to head over to GOLLUM'S beautiful cottage
and see all the wonders of FOOD.....
thank you for coming by to see mine!
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YEP...another FRIEND LUNCHEON...
and it was so so FUN..
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My share of this friendly lunch was to be
DEVILED EGGS.....
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So I boiled the eggs for 15 minutes....
(don't you love this little blue-banded vintage bowl
that belonged to mom?)
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While the eggs boiled, I chopped some
VIRGINIA BAKED HAM
to go into our Deviled Eggs...
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along with finely chopped fresh onion, celery,
sweet Banana peppers....
a little sweet relish...
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and a multitude of other ingredients...
this is something that everyone has favorites that they add...
I always use HELLMAN'S mayo....we like a touch
of LOUISIANA HOT SAUCE....
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and sprinkled with Paprika.......
then served on a pretty plate...OF COURSE!!
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I was to furnish the dessert and one of MY favorites is
freshly baked ANGEL FOOD CAKE.....
FRUIT SALAD, with chopped pecans and WHIPPED CREME...
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What a lovely table MARTHA set for us...
Aren't her dishes just beautiful !?
I just love them to pieces...
but I love MARTHA more !!
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Her centerpiece was this fabulous vintage Carnival Glass bowl...
just full of pretty, fresh fruits...
I'm not certain but I am thinking the bowl belonged to her mother.
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Oh ! Honey....
Little Smokies, simmering in the most delicious sauce...
homemade Red beans, chock full of chunks of delicious ham, peppers, and other secret ingredients....
a delightful Green Salad .....
creamy Potato Salad....
Deviled Eggs...
Iced tea and, OF COURSE, hot coffee....
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The great meal ended with the Angel Food cake, topped with Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple Tidbits, Fuji apples and bright red cherries, and sprinkled throughout with chopped pecans....all this topped with REAL whipped, sweet creme....along with that hot, rich coffee ........

IT WAS A DAY TO BE REMEMBERED !!

XO bj

"Where I live is a reflection of who I am and how I want to live. It is my home...an extension of my soul. It's where my spirit rests and plays. I share it with the people I love and that makes all the difference."

40 comments:

Bo said...

Oh BJ...have I just dropped into Heaven??? This is certainly the kind of food angels must have... please serve me up a double portion of everything...especially the fun you girls had! ;-) Bo

salmagundi said...

My mother-in-law served angel food cake with fruit, pecans & whipped cream all mixed together. The family always called it "Cake & Goop". Thanks for reviving the memory - I'll have to make some for my husband. Sally

Nancy said...

Oh that angel food cake dessert looks so delish, and I have been craving angel food too...now I must get some at the store. :) nancy

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Deviled eggs are one of my favorites. It is so nice that you and your friends have these gatherings!

santamaker said...

Oh, I am eyeing those delicious deviled eggs. Never thought about putting ham in them. I could eat a dozen... I see you tried to equalize the lunch by serving some angel food along with those devil eggs! Clever!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Yummm, what could be better than an amazing meal shared with even more amazing friends! ♥ Diane

Joyce said...

It all looks delicious. Angel food cake is so great this time of the year. Thanks for stopping by my new blog. Eggplant..like Mikey would say "try it you'll like it".
Joyce

Libby Murphy said...

Oh you make me want delived eggs right this very minute. Your version sure sounds scrumptious!
Happy Twirls

Nancy Jane said...

I need to make an angel food cake now. With all of these wonderful Foodie Friday recipes floating around in cyberspace, I'm going to weigh a ton! Nancy

Shelia said...

Oh, BJness! This all sounds so divine and yummy! How nice you gals could get together and eat! We all love to eat! I've never had deviled eggs with ham before - that sounds so good! I'll have to try that next time!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, pass those eggs, honey! Oh, the whole meal looks so delicious! YUM!

Looks like y'all had a blast, too!

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Brenda Eason said...

What more could you ask for great food and great friends. Everything was so nice.

Foley said...

Sounds like a perfect day for you. Love your banded bowl and your deviled egg recipe! Angel Food is always a perfect ending.. Grat post!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Yum! What a delicious meal, BJ!

Happy Foodie Friday!!

Gollum said...

Some people just know how to cook, and you are one of those people! I adore deviled eggs--it's one of the things that makes low carb dieting tolerable. But these eggs are art! Your friends look so darling, and I know you have a blast when y'all are together. I love your Mom's bowl.

Allidink said...

You made the angel food cake?! That is so cool! I've never had homemade angel food cake I bet it is delicious. And I've never seen deviled eggs made with so many ingredients before I bet it tastes awesome. :)

All the best,
Allison

Anonymous said...

Wow! I knew I enjoyed that luncheon so very much and after reading your personalized description of it I know why. Of course the wonderful company didn't hurt any either! Your pictures are fantastic! That was a really fun time wasn't it? Of course any time with you and the other girls is fun! You really did a good job on today's blog. Thank you for your kind words too.

I love you!
Martha

Smilingsal said...

Mmm, those deviled eggs look like the BEST!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

The luncheon looked delicious. The is nothing like good food and good company, expecially when it is served with love and of course a beautiful table. The quote at the end of your post today..just stole my heart! What a wonderful thing to say! It is exactly how I feel and I appreciate you putting it into words.
Smiles and love~
Mona

susan said...

I know I'd like to be on your next guest list! The food sounds and looks fabulous, but you are right. None of it means a thing without someone to share it with! Thanks for a great post!

Terri and Bob said...

I love deviled eggs, so therefore I love Easter with all the hardboiled eggs to use. I also love egg salad, too!

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ

Everything looks great and delicious.

Have a nice and blessed day

Marcela

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Now that looks like a wonderful ladies luncheon! Your deviled eggs sound delicious!
Hugs,
Penny

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Morning BJ,

Is 6:30 in the morning too early to be thinking of lil' smokies and beans? Sure sounds nummy!

Hugs,
Dena

Meggie said...

Luscious looking lunch, BJ! Enjoying good food with good friends is one of my favorite things.

Raggedy Girl said...

What a wonderful yummy luncheon and I so loved the little poem at the end.

Really nice post today!

Have A Fabulous Friday
From Roberta Anne
The Raggedy Girl.

Chandy said...

BJ, next time, leave some for me! LOL
I love deviled eggs but we're kind of cowards when it comes to anything with pickles, so I'll try your recipe sans the relish.

I'm building up my menu for Easter... :-)

imjacobsmom said...

I bet you guys had a lot of fun! Everything looked so good and Martha sets a pretty table. I could go for a piece of your dessert it sounds so refreshingly delicious! ~ Robyn

ellen b. said...

Oh how fun! I just found myself a deviled egg dish at Goodwill and I'll have to make some of these yummy sounding deviled eggs! Have a lovely weekend Bj!

ann said...

Oh der,BJ,it's too close to dinner time to be looking at this wonderful food.Now,I've got to go see whats in the fridge,Literally...Ann

Kathleen Grace said...

Those deviled eggs look "wicked" good:>) I think I'll try some!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh honey..I want some
Love deviled eggs!!!
and the angel food sounds heavenly
TEEHEE


smiles, deena

Deanna said...

Oh I'm leaving here with my mouth watering! What I wouldn't do for a bowl of that fruit salad! Heaven!

I love these friendly lunches. Keep posting them for us!

Deanna :D

SILVIA said...

just stopped by to say hello and to tell you i love your blog,you are a very funny lady,and the pretending to be cleaning post hilarious..thanks a lot for the laughs i'll be back..
silvia..

Cathy said...

BJ,
Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your sweet comments!!! I absolutely love deviled eggs and wish I was there to share yours!!! I hope you and your friends enjoy all that yummy food. Have a great weekend.
XOXO
Cathy

JyLnC said...

It looks scrumptious and the company was probably the best part of the day.

Suzy said...

Looks like a great little luncheon. How nice to get together with friends and eat and gab! Your deviled eggs are unique. I would love to try them. Thanks for sharing! I also have all the makings for that wonderful looking dessert. I do that with just fruit but the angel cake will make it ever better.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Nothing makes food taste better than enjoying it with good friends! I love that your devilled eggs have a bit of a kick to them! Everything looks lovely.

Neabear said...

You are so lucky to have these special friends to get together with now and then. That is something that is missing from my life. Friends to have a blast with. Sigh...

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Stopped by on Pink Saturday and glad I did. Will try your deviled egg recipe. I'm sure my husband will like it, especially since it has ham!