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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

TWO WONDERFUL MEMES ....REPOST !

A REPOST to add FRIDAY FEASTS at MOMTRENDS...
BE sure to swing by ...
PLEASE count me in for TWO wonderful memes .....

SWEET SUSAN never fails to have things all set up for us to enjoy the day...
she and many more are waiting to show us their beautiful tables...

MICHAEL LEE always has the best foods to show us
and a long list of other bloggers waiting to share with us a recipe or two...
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THANKS so much for coming by my place...
I am showing a very
lazy table for one .....
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MR. SWEET had things to do at supper time but...
he DID make it back for dessert....HE is a smart man, that Mr. Sweet !!
Out here in West Texas, we call that evening time meal supper....
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Cheery green and black plates from BIG LOTS..
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That cute little black and white polka dot rooster...
HOBBY LOBBY
Those little tiny salt and peppers were my mother's every day shakers...
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The little bright red
cherry tomatoes are right off
MR. SWEET'S topsy turvy planters.
They are so delicious...
you know...the tomatoes we have to buy at the store taste entirely different than the home-grown ones... I don't eat tomatoes all winter but as soon as the homegrown ones start coming off in the summer, I am all over them !

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I had a grilled boneless pork chop...
cubed potatoes...
corn on the cob...
Cesar Salad and a hot roll...
Cold, sweet ICED TEA, of course !
Now, I must say that most of this was leftovers from the night before
when our family was over for a great mealtime together....
Mr. Sweet grilled the chops and made two extra for another night..
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MR. SWEET knew I was planning on having
BEIGNETS, dusted with powdered sugar,
with our evening DECAF coffee....
and he was there by the time they were ready...;O)

Some of you might remember that BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER brought the Beignet mix to me from NEW ORLEANS... and now, I am in love with these great little french wonders!
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I tell ya....I could eat just about ANY thing if it had powdered sugar on it....
but, these little french donuts are indeed...... delicious.... !!


O...and speaking of DELICIOUS.....I meant to say that my MACKENZIE-CHILDS
catalog came today...
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NOW......I have all this lusciousness to dream about...!!!

*sigh

67 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, BJ! You said the magic word, and that is BEIGNETS! Mr. Magpie and I are now officially moving in with YOU! Just get our room ready because we're moving to West Texas, and we will say supper, supper, supper till the cows come home! ;-)

I was looking at the MacKenzie Childs catalog YESTERDAY, and I thought of you! I nearly flipped when I thought that was your cabinet with those dishes! You need them BIG TIME.

I gave you a little shout out on my blog. Addie picked some black and white polka dot napkins for her "birthday tablescape," and as ususal, they reminded me of you.

Have a good one, lady, and I love that tablescape (cutttttte rooster) and those BEIGNETS!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Tablescaper said...

Love the MacKenzie Childs. It's amazing (and pricey!) stuff. You could save some dessert for me too. - The Tablescaper

blushing rose said...

Now I am hungry! Harold, bring me a piece of cheese!!

Absolutely darling presentation & delicious to boot! Love the pressed glass bowls.

TTFN~ Marydon

Janie's World said...

What a great collection you have! So pretty. Those Beignets look heavenly! Beautiful!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

BJ, love the black and white and it looks delicious too! I'll be right over! :=)

Theresa said...

You always make me hungry, so it is a good idea to read your blog when my tummy is full:) Beautiful as always, EVERYTHING!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....love your table and the rooster plates are to die for!! Your food is amazing!! I love it all, young lady. Wonderful!

Hugs, Barb

Jackie said...

I am heading over fork in hand. Everything looks so elegant.

God bless.

Entertain Exchange said...

Love all the plates including your rooster plates. Great mix of colors on the table.

Susan

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh BJ, I'm having a hissy fit over all that M.C.!!!! And, to top it,I see donuts too!!! Good Lord!!! Nancy

beth said...

hey bj! thank you kindly for your visit to my show & tell...so glad to have made your acquaintance! I hope you find some bathroom goodies on your junkn' journey! stop by again! oh, and when can I come over to eat those wonderful lookin' beignets!?

:) beth

Frugal Fine Living said...

I am lovin' that rooster plate for sure! Dinner looks yummy, and so does dessert!

Jane

Reflections ... said...

I love the rooster plates! They just say "home" to me. I also like the black and white - very cute. AND those Beignets...those look so very yummy!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh BJ, girl you are lucky I just ate ot I would want you to send me one COD over night ha ha!! Love your new plates how cute are those...Now Next week I am going to Hobby Lobby YAHOO!! will be my first time there as we don't have them in Ca. so I know I will end up shipping home a box of stuff I don't need...but Len did give my some Birthday money and girl it's burning a hole in my pocket to spend there...May you have a great week my dear friend...I will miss you while I'm gone...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cathy said...

Oh BJ...you sure know how to speak to my heart...through MC of course!!!

This is the MOST DARLING TABLESCAPE!!! I love it!!! The food looks fabulous too!!! I may be popping by in a few minutes to gobble them up;)!!!

As always...it has been a pleasure visiting your site!!!

Happy TT!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Sue said...

I really like that rooster plate! And that polka dotted bowl goes with it all so well. yup, there is no comparison between homegrown tomatoes and those store bought one.... It's late night and you've just made me hungry again. LOL
:-) Sue

Bill said...

Hi there, BJ! Your post touched on so many things ... and they all sound wonderful (and are delicious looking!)!

Thank you for always stopping by and leaving such sweet comments. I appreciate it more than you could ever know!

Take care and keep cool!

Bill

Chandy said...

BJ, love those dishes! Wow! I can't believe how pretty they are!

squawmama said...

Hey BJ, LOVE your tablescape but even more loved all your foodies... especially the beignets YUMO!!! Everything looked so beautiful and delish that I think I must come right over and join you... and oh yes I see black & white checks in your future... Ca Ching LOL LOL
Have a great day my friend

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Tootsie said...

you cook for me and I will garden for you!! that table looks like a dream! thanks for the visit today. I love to see your photos!

Sares said...

I'm with Mr. Sugar! I want some of those sweets!!! They look so yummy. Your dishes are too much fun too. I love them all! They must make dining very enjoyable. By the way, I live in the northwest and my Dad always refers to dinner as supper. He grew up calling it that. I never hear my generation call it that, strange right?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dear sweet bj! Thank you for your sweet visit and kind words! :) I am trying to do a bit ov visiting at least.
I just plain envy your collection of MacKinzie Childs! Just gorgeous as is that fabulous tablescape! AND goodies! Me with little appetite was suddenly hungry! Your blog is fantastic!
Love and smiles~
Mona

printersdevil said...

Beignets!!! Oh, my, how wonderful.

I love the rooster plates. I really need to get some--and this is from the person who always swore I would never like chicken or rooster things. I have really grown to love them from all the great tablescapes here.
Don't forget to join us on this weekend for the final Christmas in July Tablescape Party on Saturday (some may spill into Sunday since the 25th is Saturday. I am having a real CIJ family dinner on Sunday, but will post my table photos Friday night and Mr. Linky will be up and ready at Playing Dishes.

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

The dishes on the magazine might as well be the one in your home. Checkered black and whites. Oh but your dinner plate is what caught my eye (aside from those yummy looking you call beignets LOL).

Mizpah,
Li

Stacey said...

Now you just stop showing that Mackenzie Childs! I want some and you are making it worse! Your table turned out adorable and I love your new little cups mixed in there. It's frenchy and adorable.

Kathy said...

Bj...I am the biggest fan of Beignets...I introduced my to little grandaughters to them rescently when we went to Chicago to see Mary Poppins! They LOVED them...Your scape is fantastic, Love your Hob Lob plates!!! Thank you for your kind words and for visiting my blog...I would be honored for you to even want to post my living room with a link back...you have my okay. We both have 10 Grands, isn't life wonderful?, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings.blogspot.com

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

LOVE your sweet rooster plates! I have never had a beignets but it looks yummy!!

Oh...look at all of that beautiful black and white checked Mackenzie Childs things....
Hugs,
Penny

A Hint of Home said...

Your black rooster dishes and the ones in your cabinet are beautiful. Love your entire tablescape. Dinner looks amazing.

salmagundi said...

Nothing better than something sweet to dream about after a delicious meal!! I often dream about returning to New Orleans and having a beignet at Cafe du Monde. Yum. Sally

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beignets! They look PAST delicious!

and I love the tiered cake plate you have them on -- so adorable!

Beautiful table...love the rooster plate!
Cass

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

good thing I don't live to close to you,I'd have gained 100 pounds by now! Beautiful again BJ!

Eileen said...

I am so loving the rooster plates! The whole tablescape actually! I've never had the pleasure of indulging in beignets, but I'm going to make sure I do in the future!
All the best,
Eileen

Jadehollow said...

BJ.. I love all the black & white!! Love the Rooster dish with that green! Those Beignets oh my.. my tummy is screaming now!
Hugs,
Debbie

sweetpralinemadness said...

I absolutely L-O-V-E those rooster plates!!! How fun!!! You know my hubby and I relocated to Texas from New Orleans. We love Beignets and Cafe Du Monde coffee. Yum!

I noticed that you live in Lubbock. We don't live that far from one another. We just moved from Austin near the Woodlands. We should meet for lunch in the middle. I found a great Cajun restaurant halfway from my house to yours (wink). I could see by those rooster plates; we'd be good friends, LOL!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

A delicious meal served on a well set table! Can't beat it. Well, maybe you can beat it with the beignets. LOVE them.

Christi

Dreams and Decor said...

Seeing those beignets takes me back to New Orleans! Yum! Yours look like they turned out great! I've never tried to make any. I would die to have that black & white in my cake pedestal collection! Fabulous post! Patti

The Fajdich Times said...

I want to come to your house for dessert:)

Jean Tuthill said...

Your table setting is so cute, I love the black & white combos. I love dishes and I need to get more! You really have an eye for the striking table settings you do. The sweets look lucious!

Justine said...

Ooh girl, that combo of black and apple green is spectacular! I LoVE your dishes and gimme some of them French doughnuts! Oh wait, I can't eat em, can I? How much sugar is in the actual mix per serving? I want some!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Cute rooster plates. Love the green and black combo. Your supper looked delicious... and your coffee and beignets look so good! Whew! I am hungry now! Hugs!

Beverly said...

Beignets! Yum! I would love one with a cup of coffee, too. Why can't we be neighbors?

Your dinner looks delish, and your table looks charming. You always delight us with your style.

Enjoy your catalog dreaming. ;-)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

DANG ! !! every time I come over here you about starve me to death , LOL . :) :) I adore beignets.Do they sell the mix in any of the grocery stores that you know of ?
I gotta find some of those chicken plates !

abeachcottage said...

g'day BJ

every time I stop by here, I leave feeling hungry and wishing for a little stop by your place, not sure if I would put on a few pounds though! lol!

happy food friday and happy weekend

Sarah

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sweet Stuff! Here I am again, lusting over those beignets! And I love those mugs. Are those the ones you got from Big Lots or was it Dollar Tree??? I was in DT the other day and got in a hurry and didn't come home with anything except what I went in there for -- which is NO fun! LOL!

Love to you and Happy FF. BJ...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Dining Delight said...

How nice to treat yourself to such a wonderful setting for one! Love the black/white checked plate (whole collection!) with the rooster plate. Yummy food too!

DD

susan said...

BJ_I have spent many happy times eating beignets at Cafe DuMonde in New Orleans. There is othing better! I love the apple green and black combo!

ellen b. said...

Love the checks, Bj! They really pop. Oh yes a beignet freshly made is an amazing treat. Enjoy!!

Maryrose said...

Hi BJ
Great post. Your table was great and the beignets ... yummy. I share your New Years Eve Birthday and it looks like some of your views.
Maryrose

Poppedijne said...

These black and white plates and things are wonderful. So daring and special.Not to be used everyday but what an eyecatcher.I love beignets.When we where small children my mother used to bake them very often.Now it has been years since I ate them.But I can still smell the warm apple and the cinnamon sugar we sprinkled them with....Thank you for sharing.

jeanne said...

Mmmmm BJ, those French donuts look too good to be true. I am up early today and decided to comment a bit. However, I just smelled the coffee down here in my SIL's finished basement. Her home is lovely and HUGE. She has six, yes I said Six bathrooms. When we visit here we love to stay in her beautiful basement. It has windows and a door to her back yard so we have natural light.

I love all you beautiful photos and your heading is awesome. Did I see that before? I'm not sure. I adore your rooster plates and dishes. You so know how to set up a great photo. It is pure art bj.

Going for coffee now. I have a surprise on my post today.

Love you, Jeanne

We will be home Sunday night.

glimpse of my world said...

BJ, if you have time - jump over to my posting on Gruene and scroll down and check out this lady that paints MacKenzie Childs furniture.. i loved it! Hope you are doing great.. Miss ya!

Julie said...

Oh my that looks wonderful!!! I want some.

Nicole Feliciano said...

Beignets rock. They are so delish. Thank you so much for linking up last week on Momtrends. I wanted to let your know the linky is up. I shared a yummy baked flounder recipe and hope you will stop by!

http://momtrends.blogspot.com/2009/07/friday-feasts-baked-flounder.html

Mary said...

Your photography is stunning, but the beignets lured me from my dieter's limbo. I'll just say BJ made me do it:-).

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh BJ, it's almost lunch time here and it looks soooooo delicious!! Your beignets are mouth watering. I love all your black and white dishes... what fun...
hugs ~lynne~

Lori E said...

I have never had a beignet but can tell by looking at them that it would be a big mistake to start. Oh my they look good.
Once again you are showing my favorite rooster plate. I have a side plate the same pattern.
I like tablescape posts that actually have food on them.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

What a fun blog and post. I love your table setting. Love the rooster and checkerboard themes.
I am glad you found my blog. Tempt My Tummy Tuesday is lots of fun. Everyone shares recipes or foodie tips. We just celebrated our one year anniversary and average about 70 participants each week. That is a lot of great recipes to pull from.
I do hope you will join us. I am looking forward to visiting your blog again.

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I loved everything about this post, but when I reached the beignets and coffee, I thought I'd pass out from delight. I love, I mean I LOVE beignets. I was at a new restaurant in Tampa last month (well, new for me) and while we were waiting for our order the waitress came by with a plate full and ask if we'd like to try them. Try them? Leave the plate and cancel my order! lol

Plus, I love Mckenzie-Childs, oh my.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I LOVE your Mackenzie-Childs tiered server. It makes your beautiful beignets even more delicious-looking.

The Desperate Cook said...

Your dinner for one was so nice, I should do that for myself more often, usually I am lucky to boil an egg when I am alone for dinner. I love your beautiful table setting.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all so pretty! Love the black and white theme with the colors! Cute rooster plates!

Katherine

xinex said...

BJ, you made me crave for beignets and Cafe Au lait coffee. Mmmm, yummy! I love you MacKenzie Childs dishes. So pretty and that rooster plate is very pretty too....Christine

Joyce said...

We received a box of the beignets mix in a large gift basket and it is sitting in my pantry. When we were In N O's we did not get a chance to eat these but after seeing your photos I need to take out that box of beignets mix and whip up a batch.
Joyce

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

Hi BJ...love your darling place setting for one! Everything looks soooo yummy! The little rooster plates are beyond cute! I saw some black and white checked plates in Marshalls yesterday but I don't think they were MC. I was so tickled to see your new header pic. I mean, who else knows someone with their own vineyard...how cool is that! Gorgeous header!
Susan

Lady Katherine said...

I love to try a Beignet! Tell you daughter I love a mix! lol I must see if I can find a recipe! I love the rooster polka dot! Just love it! This was great! I love the cover of the catalog! I just love the black and white! I am going to Google it and get one! lol

Pam said...

You certainly had fun with your dishes. I want to sit down and eat supper with you. I live in Texas and we also say supper! I know you are enjoying the roosters for they are so wonderful with your black and white decor. Great job!

imjacobsmom said...

Pretty yummy leftovers, BJ. Grilled chops are some of my favorites! I never had a Beignet, but I can tell by the looks of'em, I know that I would surely love them. ~ Robyn