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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

DINNER FOR A LONELY ONE......

It's that time of the week when we get out our dishes and play HOUSE..
and then we get in the kitchen for FOODIE FRIDAY with MICHAEL...

MR. SWEET had to be out of town on business so I am just having a small dinner, by MY SELF, in front of the infamous television set. But, as always thinking of TT and FF, plus enjoying a pretty place setting, even alone, I had to set a pretty place for myself on my vintage, thrifted and LOVED coffee table. I'll show you more of it at another time.
A fall leafed place mat, my same ole fallish dishes and flatware....same amber goblets and A FAUX CANDLE...
Now, I am not so sure about this faux candle. I don't really like it very much.
No delicious fragrance , no little fancy trickles of smoke coming from it...I saw this candle at a baby shower a few months ago and thought I just HAD to have one with a "C" on it.....
well.....now I don't like it ...one little bit !!
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I DO, however, like this little tiny basket full of FALLNESS....

See how the fabulously faux candle just looks out of place in an otherwise very warm setting ?
Why in the world did I think I liked it...enough to pay good money for it ??
O Well....
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I love sticking a good Vanilla candle into fresh coffee beans.....it always makes me want to start a pot of fresh DUNKIN DONUT coffee and drink 16 cups !!

A big glass of cold water, chipped ice and 2 big lemon slices .....
maybe this is normally a summer drink but I never said I was NORMAL !!

Now this meal may not look very good...it is so hard to for ME to take good photos of food...
This isn't a recipe....no sir....just something you make up as you go along but....I loved this !

Brown rice with added mixed veggies, a little Dell Sauce, sauteed onions and bell peppers....then cubed beef boneless ribs on top. I am not a huge meat eater....so I didn't use much of it on this dish..
Of course, I had to have bread..the person that quoted "Man can not live by bread alone" didn't know me !!
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I was watching a little tv but mostly thumbing through my Better Homes and Gardens magazine and my new Gooseberry cookbook from COZY HOUSE...thanks again, Brenda. Looking for new recipes for...
THANKSGIVING. Found some, too !!
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I think sliced lemons are SO pretty
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Dessert by candlelight...even when you're alone....can just warm your soul...
O, and I just wanted to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this WOOD WICKS candle. It is WONDERFUL...
and has a sizzling and cracking sound, just like your fire in the fireplace sounds like. Just on a smaller scale.

Thank you, Beautiful Daughter !!
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Dessert wasn't anything to write home about...leftover pineapple chunks with, what else ?, pecans...
a dab of Cool Whip sprinkled with cinnamon but I was satisfied. It really put me in the mood for a MILLIONAIRE PINEAPPLE PIE, which I am going to make this afternoon !!
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30 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING

I am very thankful for loved ones around me but thankful, too, that I can enjoy myself, even when I am alone.
God has given me a comfort within myself and I know it is because HE lives within me. I am never, ever really alone and I am so thankful for that gift.

"PUT your faith in GOD'S love....not man's."



47 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

OMG, BJ you had me at Millionaire Pie? I have not had that for years.

Talk about pulling a memory from my hat. Oh sweetie, forget the onesie, I am comin on over. I love that pie. Now I am going to have to buy the stuff tomorrow on my way home from work and make one. I have not had that pie in, forever.

Oh thanks for sharing your onesie dinner sweetie. Sometimes that peace and quiet is so wonderful. Not all the time, just sometimes.

Have a beautiful Thursday sweetie. Country hugs, Sherry

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely table and meal for just you. I think it is so special to treat yourself once in a while and enjoy a special setting. Everything looks lovely. Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The nice place for the fake candle might be in your bedroom. It would be nice to go to bed by candlelight and not worry about burning the house down. I can almost smell that coffee/vanilla combination. Yum.

Sue

CC said...

Everything looks so warm and inviting..even the candle you dislike. It all looks snuggly..like a warm fuzzy blanket makes you feel.
and a p.s. when the Millionaire pie is ready, I'll send over my little plate for a small slice please..:)

© Jennifer Raley said...

What's a Millionaire Pie?
Did I make everyone screech to a halt? I have no idea what it is.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I think your meal looks delicious, and how wonderful to set such a pretty place setting just for you. My husband has alergies, and I've never been able to use real candles unless they have no smell, so I'm loving the faux candles. I think yours looks pretty. And, at least we don't have to worry about causing a fire with our candle. laurie

Shelia said...

Oh, you poor little alone one! But I don't think you were suffering! Your table looks so cozy and your dinner looks delish! I like real candle too! Love those smells! OOOH! I haven't thought about millionaire pie in some time! Yum.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;O

Sandi McBride said...

Oddly you didn't seem to be lonely...the dinner setting looked beautiful and the meal look fabulous! Don't you love reading through cook books? I devour them like novellas...
hugs
Sandi

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love your little dinner for one, so cozy and the food did look so good, I could have that for dinner...I will have to have dessert too cause that looked really good. I want to thank you for writing such nice things on my blog, boy do I appreciate that,..I work so hard on it to make it look pretty, it is just so nice to have someone genuinely notice, hugs hugs, I love it when you come to visit....

Amy said...

What a great idea - vanilla candles in the coffee beans! I'm totally going to steal your idea! (and I really love the faux candle...:))

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your supper looks yummy to me. My dad always has to have bread with every meal too. Your table setting looks so pretty, I hope you're not alone too long.
Blessings,
Marcia

Anita said...

Oh that dessert....I'm lusting after your dessert. Love your setting for one, hope you had fun!

Natasha said...

I love everything here BJ, even your funny little candle! I must try some your favorite coffee that you mention when we come to America in January-you seem to really love it!
Best wishes, Natasha.

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Okay BJ, you simply have to share the recipe with those of us who don't know about Millionaire Pie :)

Brenda Eason said...

Looks amazing! I wished I felt that way when Brian left. He went out of town this week and I just stay in my room at night. The dogs went nuts and I locked me and the fur babies in my room. I have never been affraid like this. I guess it maybe from Brian being here with me during my surgery.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love your table for one, BJ!!

We are packing up for our return home today. Hope to get back to visiting soon!

Amy said...

Hi BJ,
You table for one looks so wonderful. You are funny about your faux candle. :) I actually love it! I have some too, they are great to nestle in places you could never put a real one (very safe). Also, it was interesting to hear about your wood wick candle. I have seen those but never knew they sounded a bit like a real fire in the fireplace. How great is that? I will have to check them out! Hugs, Amy :)

Inspired Comblogulations said...

You are a trooper, you did a lovely job. It looks oh so homey and cozy and I love the way you placed the forks on the plate.
I think I might have gained a pound just looking at the food.
Lee

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Sometimes we really need to treat ourselves, and this table setting and meal was just perfect.
Susan

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....this is so lovely. I love all the textures of your pictures and the food is so inviting.

Thanks ever so much for posting the giveaway button...I really appreciate it.

You did enter, didn't you? I am sick as a dog and goofy too from the meds. :-(

Love ya, Barb

Kathie Truitt said...

I thought everything looked good. Especially the dessert - so much so, that I am going to try it. YOur blog is so 'homey' and 'cozy' and when you're writing I feel like you're talking only to me.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

I have never hard of a Millionaire Pie, whats in it?. Please post when you have made the pie, I would love to see it and the recipe.
My husband travels a lot and I do the same thing, I make my dinner and curl up with a good tv show or magazine.
Also the Wood Wicks Candle that sounds like a fire cracking, I have not seen that either (oh where have I been). I really must get out more, I am going to google the candle now and also the pie and learn more about these.
A wonderful and enjoyable post,
Take care and have a great day,
Elizabeth

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

So nice to treat yourself when your alone! We all need to do that! Great pictures too! I also have one faux candle....they're just not the same are they? Love the wood wicks!

Lady Katherine said...

so wonderful a setting for one, just so... I want one. lol

GWENDOLYN said...

A beautiful table! I love that you set it up beautiful just for you. We should all treat ourselves as well as our guests and family. Blessings!
Gwen

Betty said...

What a lovely setting! And I am going to borrow the idea of the vanilla candle in the coffee beans.
I don't know what millionaire pie is either....so I hope you will share the recipe...hint, hint.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi girl ! I just got your post and you made me laugh out loud ( LOL ).
I just love you to pieces bj :)

That is a good looking dinner for one person . I'd take a pic of mine but I are it already. I eat at the computer every night.I am trying to catch up.

Rhondi said...

Hi Bj
That is so sweet that you treated yourself to such a pretty dinner for one! I have one of those woodwick candles too and I just love the way it sizzles!
Hugs, Rhondi

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Would you look at the cute placement of that flatware!? How cute is that?
Yep..you can even make dinner for one look interesting and cozy.

You ..are right about the candle. It didn't fit. All else was great.
The food made me want to ..just take a taste. I wouldn't have eaten the whole thing (I lie!) but it really looked so good I wanted to try it! :)

Hugs to you, bj!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wait..wait. What's a Millionaire Pie?

Dena said...

That's it BJ, I'm flying over! You always make the best nummies and it's so cozy at your place :)

Hugs,
Dena

Kathleen said...

Even dinner for one is an event at your house. It looks lovely, and I sure wouldn't say no to the dessert.
I hope you don't use that $$$$ Dunkin coffee for yur deocrations!

Mimi said...

Lovely, lovely table. The smell of vanilla and coffee is heavenly! Thanks for sharing.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I love vanilla candles stuck in coffee beans. Just something about the combination makes me smile. I think your candle is very cute. I wish I was the type to "make up as I go along" cook. But, sadly, I am not. No telling what would come out of that! Likely a disaster!
Brenda

Anita said...

Your dinner looks lovely, even if it was for one. The good news is your hubby will be back soon to join you!

Queenmothermamaw said...

I so enjoy reading your beautiful blog. We do have a lot in common. I am also content to be alone. It always makes me appreciate when HH is home.
QMM

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love your setting for one. I cook for just myself often, and it's nice to have the table set. Beautiful!

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

BJ, you always make me laugh! I've done the same thing...bought something and then later wondered why...glad to know I'm not the only one. I was just thinking your "C" candle would look marvelous on a bookshelf...cozied in with some wonderful books. Sixteen cups of coffee...now that is some serious caffeine! You'd be tablescaping 'til the cows came home if you drink that much coffee! :-)

Nancy Jane said...

I love your table setting for one. On the rare occassions that I'm alone, I have a tendency to eat out of the pots! The whole evening looks just lovely.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Hey, if you're going to be alone you may as well go first class! Love that monogrammed candle!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Dining Delight said...

So nice to treat yourself right and put out some nice dishes and candles for your dinner for one! It all looked perfect! I would love to get some candles that sizzle and crackle - never heard of that! Would be good in front of our gas fireplace!

DD

Deb said...

looks yummy BJ....great idea with the coffee beans....

Mary said...

I love your table and meal for one. I'm delighted you treat yourself well when home alone. Your meal looks delicious. I love your fake candle. It lends a nice touch to your table.

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a GREAT!!! way to treat yourself.
Geri

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

It all looks wonderful -- and if you can't enjoy yourself (who else would?) Love your Wook Wick candle -- I didn't know about the crackling like a fire -- I'll have to check that out!

Barbara said...

BJ, I hardly ever cook for myself when Roy is at work, but you inspire me to do so and fix me a fancy little table.

Hope you have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

Barbara

The Fajdich Times said...

Your dinner for one looked great. I alway put lemons in my water or tea. What is Millionaire Pie? Looking forward to seeing that post! Happy Thanksgiving:)