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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"SUMMER TIME....6/11/09

I WANTED TO ADD:
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BROOKS...
IT'S HIS 16TH...
WOO HOONESS....
WE LOVE YOU SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH, BROOKSER...
TWO GREAT EVENTS....
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PLEASE be sure to stop by THE PORCH.....
SUSAN is our hostess for TABLE SCAPE THURSDAY
and
THEN, tie your napkin around your neck and stop over at
MICHAEL LEE'S aka DESIGNS BY GOLLUM,
for some of the tastiest foods EVER !!
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I'm having a summertime luncheon for ONE...
and that ONE is YOU !
*
I've set the patio table with a
bright yellow place mat...
and, did you notice the cute little RED banded
SALT AND PEPPER SET ?
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and, for me....that yellow just calls for RED !
RED plate, RED flatware....
LET'S JUST FACE IT...IT'S A KNOWN FACT THAT....
I ADORE RED !!!!
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I made a luscious, cold, crisp
CHEF SALAD
for you today....
there's a stick of low-cal STRING CHEESE to go with it...
and TEXAS TOAST GARLIC CROUTONS...(i am totally in love with croutons)
O.....
and way over there on the left side....do you see them?
Two little, toasted just right, PIG IN THE BLANKETS...
(i am also totally in love with little, tiny
Pig in the Blankets)
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O, YES....I know what you have been waiting for...
YOU WANT CHOCOLATE...!!
Right ??
DIXIE GIRL...do you see my lemons?
Dixie of
says that she and I are LEMON SNOBS 'cause we
SLICE our lemons...never wedge them !!
;O)
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Well, first is your drink of ICE WATER with lemon, sliced FRENCH LIQUE STYLE...
and, I am even sharing a GRANDCHILDREN drink with you..
WILD CHERRY !!!!
now...I don't know ....but they SAY... this is just about the best drink in town !!
* and, they SAY that
a CHOCOLATE BROWNIE with added extra CHOCOLATE CHIPS
AND plenty of chopped pecans
is, indeed, about the BEST dessert around...
couple it with fresh RED grapes, topped with WHIPPED CREME...and
A BRIGHT RED CHERRY,
and you have yourself a WINNER, for sure...!
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As far as i can tell, the ONLY thing that would
add MAGIC to this
summery luncheon on the SWEET NOTHINGS patio would be......
*
*
A SWIMMING POOL !!!

71 comments:

ellen b said...

I can't believe I had dinner less than an hour ago and now I'm hungry looking at your post :0)
Love your summertime scape!!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh, BJ...I am sooo hungry now! I love your darling tablescape...feels like a festive summer afternoon! I love little pigs in blankets...haven't had those in ages! Your dessert looks sooo good! Happy TT and FF! :-) Susan

Dixie said...

I'm on my way girl... save some of them little pigs and chocolate for me! yum-yum!

Lemon Snob... LOL... we are wacky Texas girls aren't we... ;)

love your bright summer colors... makes me want to celebrate!

hugs and blessings. Dixie

xinex said...

It's for me? Thank you, BJ! I love this tablescape. I'll start with the chocolate, please!...Christine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Did I notice the little banded salt and pepper shakers? Are you kidding...I noticed everything!! Charming...just so summertime and just charming! Thank you for getting me excited about Summer. I needed that!!
Hugs,
Mona

Stacey said...

That looks so yummy and so pretty! You make home style food look so wonderful.


Guess what..I love those Texas Toast croutons too and my store has them on sale for 99 cents this week. Woo hoo! I eat them all the time for a snack.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

BJ, why was I not invited???? Ha.

Everything is so pretty and delicious looking. Just too cheery and festive. I love it.

Hugs, Barb

Kammy said...

Hi Bj !
Where is that "Fairy Dust" ?? LOL !
I am having a fit here over that chocolate you posted - how dare you - I am on a diet, LOL ! Just kidding...I love your little pigs in a blanket too ! I really love all your red ( Red is a fab color!)
Too cute about you being a "lemon snob" I have several things I am snobby about too ! tee hee hee
Hugs ~ Kammy

marty39 said...

Love Love Love the red and yellow. They are always so happy when you pair them I think. The lunch looks yummy and dessert is just wonderful. Such a pretty table. I hope you relaxed and enjoyed. Hugs, Marty

Michelle said...

YummY!! Looks great!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

BJ, I think I need to go to Denny's now and get a slice of chocolate cake! Thanks for sharing your delicious lunch with us!

Barb said...

Bj,
Love all those reds. all very cute.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

enchanting cottage said...

I LOVE your outside table, it is so pretty!!! You look so cute sitting on your white swing on your sidebar.
Have a wonderful day,
Ginger

printersdevil said...

This looks like so much fun! I just may have to borrow you idea and do a table for one on my new screened porch.

Oh, yeah, I slice my lemons, too!

Allidink said...

Gosh Bj your food is always amazing! I love your red tablescape. You have gotten me to love red so much! lol.

All the best,
Allison

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

You tablescape is beautiful. I love the bright colors, so whimsical and fun! Your food looks so delicious and is mouthwatering!

Thank you for sharing

Tina

Barbara said...

BJ, I will be right there...I guess I should move to west Texas, so I can come over more often.

What a darling table and the food makes me drool. You are an amazing lady and thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Barbara

Southern Lady said...

BJ, it's 5:35 AM here and you've made my mouth water with all that delicious-looking food ... especially the brownie! Your table is so pretty and bright and cheerful, too ... just like you!

Kathleen Grace said...

I do believe that summer has snuck up on me, but here it is! Lunch for one looks delicious ands beautiful!

Beverly said...

This is so fun, and so cheery. You always know just how to make things fun.

And, my brownie is exactly like I love it - with lots of nuts. ;-)

Julie said...

I wanna hang with you, lady.

Just getting caught up on my blog reading!!!!

Diane said...

What a lovely table and such scrumptious looking food! Even with a queezy tummy, it looks inviting. Thank you so much for sharing with us! Have a blessed day!

Many hugs.........

Diane

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Oh delicious meal in a lovely setting outdoors - I'm all for that! :-) And that iced water with lemon is just perfect for summer. Also, you've thought of everything, what better way to follow a hearty meal than with a dessert yum! :-)

Li

niartist said...

Ooooo, bj, my mouth is watering over that dessert! PLEASE send some my way! LOL! Great work, I too love red - and I think it's the perfect way to usher in summer. Great tablscape, even better looking sweets - I'm gonna run to the vending machine! :)

Rhondi said...

Hi bj
The table looks wonderful and the food looks delicious. I'd love to join you!
Hugs, Rhondi

Shelia said...

BJness! This is wonderful! How beautiful too with your huge pictures! You've done well. Your table is so lovely! I loved my salad...yummy yum! Honey, you have nothing to worry about. This is beautifulness at it's best! Now I'll have a plate with those chocolate brownies, please! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

PEA said...

Forget the pool, I'd be too busy eating that delicious lunch you've prepared! lol Oh, BJ, it all looks so yummy and I love the way you set it all up. Truly makes me wish I lived nearby!!! xoxo

DeAnna said...

Oh BJ - I loved my lunch - thank you so much. I love your blog and will be back often. Thanks!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your table is pretty and the food looks delish, BJ!! Wonderful post!

The Muse said...

I'll bring the inflatable pool! LOL...
Sure the puppies won't mind! :)

Gosh...I ever so love those S&P shakers! And the brownie!

Glad to see a double post:) I have a shot up for Tablescape Thursday and Think a Thought (word game)
http://myladydujour.com/2009/06/think-a-thought-thursday-4/

Sometimes there is so much to do! LOL

Betty said...

Hi BJ,

You have made me very hungry with your menu and great photos of the food. You have one of the most interesting blogs around, and I just love visiting you.

The Muse said...

LOL...LOL just got the fairy dust note...LOL...That made my day! LOL

Meggie said...

Thanks so much, BJ, for a luscious lunch. Delicious! The dessert was especially scrumptious.

Mary said...

Oooo, yum!!! Yes, red is my favorite, too, BJ. However did you know? ;)

And darn, that sunshine looks gooooood!

xoxo,
Mary

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

YUM YUM!

Maryrose said...

Hi BJ
This is not only a darling tablescape but a fun post. You are hysterical and for some reason I can't get chocolate out of my mind right now ;)
Love the red, and I will have to start cutting my lemons French Lique (I am sure I spelled that wrong) style as well. Very pretty.
~Maryrose

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I love the shot that shows the blue set cushion with the yellow placemat and the red....... just PERFECT..... Bj you really know how to have a party...... pigs in a blanket...love it
HUgs
Linda

Chandy said...

That is such a fun table with all that red touches on it!

Great job, BJ!

momcooksdadcooks said...

oh i can feel the summer heat in your photos! good heat:) i wish i can do this too!:) hey, let me know how your cupcake turns out:)

Blondie's Journal said...

BJ...this is my kind of lunch! And you have SUNSHINE!! I miss sunshine~it's just been rain, rain, rain! So I truly appreciate your al fresco lunch. The salad is a wonderful idea because I will probably want two helpings of the brownie. And I won't want a swimming pool after. I'll want a nap!!!

Have a great evening, my lady friend!!

xoxo
Jane

Bonafide Southern said...

May I skip the salad and go straight to dessert? Those brownies look delicious! Thanks for sharing.

ksarra said...

Hi BJ!!! As usual, your tablescape looks soooo inviting. I love the way you put a meal together. Hope you are enjoying the summer. It's way too hot for me already!HA I need to get out in the yard and do some weeding, but have been too busy lately. "Talk" soon, friend!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I do always love to visit you and see your pretty reds! Always cheerful at your house.

sue said...

BJ I'm about to go to bed and now you've gone and made me hungry!! This lunch looks fabulous sweetie! Texas toast croutons, you're killin me here! LOL! I don't even let myself buy a frozen box of Texas toast anymore cuz I can't control myself and only eat one or two pieces, Its SOOOOOOOO GOOD!!! Thanks for coming by, its been way too long! I like my little bloglist cuz its easy not to get lost LOL! Have a good night BJ xoxo

ivoryspring said...

LOVELY, BJ! Your tablescape is so summery and inviting! Let me know if you have any leftovers... ;)

glimpse of my world said...

Love those salt & Pepper Shakers! and i love lemon slices as well.. on a Arnold Palmer my dear! Think of you often and hope you are doing great! Cheers!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OH Girl this is not just a darling table but the food is just YUM and even the music is great to go with the whole setting...and I must be a lemon snob also as I have always done my lemons like that...May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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

Chefs salad, chocolate brownies, red and white S&P shakers and you! That sounds like the perfect summer lunch to me...thank you for inviting me BJ!
xo
Penny

BittersweetPunkin said...

It's 11 o'clock at night and suddenly I am hungry...LOL :)

I LOVE red too....
Have a GREAT weekend BJ!
Hugs,
Robin

Joyce said...

You had me at lemon slices:)
Joyce

Robin said...

I spotted those adorable salt and pepper shakers just as soon as the picture loaded. I love this tablescape......so sunny and so inviting......and yum!....I'm ready to eat. :-D
Thanks for stopping by Robin's Blue Nest.
Have a beautiful weekend.

Mary said...

What a wonderful post - words and pictures! You've made me hungry. Your table setting is really colorful and cute. I loved your combinations.

stella said...

Love your red and yellow. They are my favorite colors too. I'll just have dessert. If you have a moment stop by my blog and check out my red. Stella

starlightstella.blogspot.com

Smilingsal said...

Ooo, you make me drool.

Do you realize that it's SNOWING on your blog--still?

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Yummy! This looks as delicious as it does pretty!
Happy Friday to another Ramsey girl!
Becky

terrypi said...

I love visiting your blog. Do you make those fabric strawberries? I think they are adorable.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

That brownie is calling my name! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Tara said...

If I want to salivate, I visit dear BJ---no does food pics like you!!

Judi said...

Hi BJ
Beautiful red dishes and s&P shakers and I've never had those little pigs in the blankets...and the cake looks delish.
Wish I could have a bite.
enjoy..
have a lovely day
Judi

bj said...

TO TERRYPI.....I don't make the strawberries...Kathy at kathyscottage.blogspot.com
makes them. She has an Etsy shop that has things for sale and I believe that she takes custom orders.
Thanks for coming by!
xo bj

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Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi bj...
I am not on facebook that I am aware of. I joined the twitter thing and found it totally a loss for me. I didn't get it..and am really more into blogging which is about all I usually do. My grandchildren and some of my children are on facebook I think..but not me. I am wondering if I am still on it from going to look at family photo's that were posted. I have a hard time with some of my children about facebook AND about blogging. They disapprove of me doing it..and have gotten on me about posting photo's of the grands or of them...
It's been difficult. So..I took myself off facebook and stick to blogging. Even that has become somewhat of a problem of late. They think it puts me in danger...and them I guess. :)
At this age...LOL..what could they do...kill me? LOL Sorry...it just struck me funny.
Hugs..
Mona

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

Yummy!Hahha. GREAT post. Popping in from SITS!

abeachcottage said...

goodness every time I come here I just wanna eat and eat, it's a long trip for me to cover over for a bit to eat though!

happy weekend bj

oh and love the sprinkles of fairy dust

Sarah

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

That tablescape is pretty darn cute BJ !! And the salad looks yummo-o-o-o-o-o ! I love those little piggies !

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

BJ!!!! Everything looks so yummy and you know I LOVE your red!!!! :) :)

Hugs,
Dena

Gollum said...

You are amazing! I'm with you and French, I slice 'em! Your red and yellow are a marriage made in tablescape heaven--but your food. Oh, what a delight. Anyone who sits down to your table is indeed a lucky person.
XX 00
(I'm late to visiting FF. I have been chasing a goat and plugging fence holes. lol AND I rescued a goat that had caught her head in the fence. :-))

imjacobsmom said...

Bj - you just know how to do it, don't you? Everything is set up perfectly and your meal is so appetizing I could just dive right in. I'm glad I stopped by today. ~ Robyn

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You're killing me here. That choolate is sooooo yummy. My husband and I are starting the South Beach diet tomorrow. Tonight is our last real meal.

Gollum said...

Just came by for another look at your delicious food! Hope you are having a good weekend.

Miss Janice said...

This is just too cute! Love it:) My "Pigs in a Blanket" are a must-have for my husband's poker parties! Love this tablescape!