Thursday, January 11, 2018

Winter White...

The decorations are put away, the house is clean and bright, and I have pulled out a lot of "white":



I LOVE Milk Glass.

Fenton Hobnail, Westmoreland dishware, the Indiana Grape pattern, Imperial bowls, Fostoria fruit dishes and so on....


....There is something about it that reminds me of my past...


....I have a variety of pieces, 24 dinner plates, enough for the family dinners....


...and a few special pieces, some were from my home growing up....


...like these dessert dishes...


....and some I have had since my first apartment, many years ago...


...some I purchased in thrift stores...


...and some I have collected for years, like six of these hens, which are perfect for soups, stews and chicken salad...


...the detail on milk glass is so pretty...


...and all of it makes for a cute table setting for lunch...


...the white Luminara candles brighten up the coffee table at night...


...a cute gifted initial plate brightens up an end table...


...a white topiary cheers up the kitchen table...



...and the white books are ready to bring on the next season!



AND we even have lots of snow outside to match my decor!

Do you collect milk glass?  I'd love to see your collection!


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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Snow. snow. snow.....

During the month of January I pull out a few snowmen to go along with our snowy NY winter.

My table is set for the two of us with little snowman dishes...


...and a snowman cookie jar as a centerpiece...


...he was given to me years ago and i just adore him.


I have anchored the table with Courtly Check dishes.



It seems to snow almost every day in Central NY...


...kids love it...


...but the older I get...


...I want it to be warm and sunny...


...I think we need to plan a vacation and head south!


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Monday, January 1, 2018

Peace, Harmony and Happiness ....



 The color WHITE signifies Peace, Harmony and Happiness, a wish I have for you in 2018.  

With this in mind,  I set our new sparkly tray with all "white" for a New Year's Eve toast and snack:


I made "Cha Cha Chicken Salad" for a party on New Years Day and set some aside for us to try with our NYE toast!


New Years Eve day was spent at the movies - we saw The Greatest Showman On Earth and I highly recommend seeing it, and then we went out for an early dinner.

We came home to bring in the new year quietly, just the two of us!


The recipe for "Cha Cha Chicken Salad" is from Home is Where the Boat Is and is delish!

Happy New Year!


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Sunday, December 31, 2017

What I do with all of the Christmas Photo Cards....

A quick and easy way....


...to save all of the great photo cards you receive during the holidays...


....it's always fun to look back and she how everyone has changed!



In case you need instructions, go here ...LOL

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Christmas Quiche...


I made a Spinach and Cheese Quiche for breakfast on Christmas morning - and added tomatoes the last few minutes of baking....


...and we "flavored" the coffee with Bailey's or Asbach brandy!


A great way to start the day!


Quiche recipe HERE


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Baked Cheesy Spaghetti Squash




Baked Cheesy Spaghetti Squash is a tasty addition to any meal - If you like this type of squash, then this is a "must try":

Ingredients:

  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 2 1/2 T minced or crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2-3 T Garlic olive oil
  • 5 oz fresh spinach (or frozen with moisture taken out)
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 T cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400'.  Sliced Spaghetti Squash in half, scoop out seeds, drizzle cut side with a bit of garlic olive oil, salt and pepper and bake face down for about 30-40 minutes  (skin will be easy to pierce with a fork).
  • While this is baking, drizzle some Garlic olive oil in a fry pan and sauté garlic and onion, add spinach to wilt, add cream, cream cheese and parmesan cheese.  Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  • Remove "spaghetti strands" from squash into a bowl and stir in cheese sauce - blend well.
  • Pour into a baking dish and bake for 20 -30 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
ENJOY!

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Lights on the Lake, Liverpool, NY

Lights on the Lake takes place yearly on Onondaga Lake....


It's an "over a mile" drive through event sponsored by many local businesses.  Cars turn off their lights and creep slowly to view many holiday scenes lit up on the shore of the lake....


The Park is so festive and it's a "must do" every December for us....


...especially in the snow!


Happy Holidays!


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