Wednesday, November 7, 2012

~A Table for 2 and a Recipe!!~~~

 Hi my friends! Happy Wednesay to you all. It is JUST starting to rain here and the snow is supposed to follow soon. YCK!!!!!!! Last week I tried a new recipe, and set a pretty table just for the 2 of us. I thought I would share both with you. I have a complete set of the brown dishes with the dark brown band. I use them for everyday dishes all fall. The pumpkin plates are from Walmart! They are plain but dress up the brown plates s nicely.
 I also like to use my brown bamboo flatware during the all months.
 The brown bubble goblets held apple cider for me and water for Joe. The acorn and pumpkin S and P are from the $$ store several years ago:

 Here are a few shots of preparing the scalloped sweet potatoes. I forgot to shoot some pictures til I was almost done, sorry!!!! I did only use ONE sweet potato, like the recipe says and it was plenty for Joe and I and we had it left over.
 I used 2 apples though, and I didn't have corn syrup so used maple syrup! I say improvise when you have to!!!!
 I had country syle ribs cooking in the crockpot all day and the house smelled wonderful! I just brown them then out them in the crockpot with about 1/2 to 3/4 of a jar of BBQ sauce. That's it!! They fell off the bones!
 We both love broccoli and eat it often!
Here is the recipe  for you for the scalloped sweet potatoes:

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

 Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

This comforting blend of sweet potatoes, apples and pecans has a small yield, so you won't end up with a pan of leftovers. Now that our three boys are grown, I cook for just my husband and me.—Marjorie Wilkerson, Dighton, Kansas
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.


  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large apple, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Diamond of California® Pecans


  • In a greased 1-qt. baking dish, layer half the sweet potato slices,
  • apple slices and crumbs. Repeat layers. Pour corn syrup over top;
  • sprinkle with salt. Dot with butter; sprinkle with nuts. Cover and
  • bake at 400° for 35 minutes. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 437 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 435 mg sodium, 89 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.


Gail said...

Beautiful table setting for two Pinky and that recipe sounds delicious! Hope you are having a wonderful day, Gail

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful tablescape and this sounds sooooooo good. I definitely need to try it. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Pinky I love those plates! The sweet potatoes so good. I might have to give them a try.

On Crooked Creek said...

I'm lovin' your table for two...I have those same acorn salt and peppers from Cracker Barrel!!! Your recipe from Dighton, Kansas is in the Western part of our State where the SNOW gets really, really deep during our Prairie winters!!! Your entire menus looks delicious...I can almost smell those ribs, dear friend! Hope the cooler weather and snow are soon a passing memory for your area.

Mary said...

Hi Pinky~ I love your table for two and your meal sounds delicious! The sweet potatoes with the apples sounds like a wonderful combination and the serving size is just right for us!

My Target is a Super Target so it has a full selection of groceries. I usually go a couple of times a week, but no specific day. I got a chuckle out of your comment, my hubby only goes out of town maybe twice a year :)

xinex said...

This dinner looks really yummy, Pinky. The dishes are very pretty...Christine

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Pretty dishes on your lovely table!

Alycia Nichols said...

Good food on a nice fall table...what more could a person ask for? :-) Wait. I think I have the answer to that. They could ask for this crazy weather to STOP!!!!!!! Hang in there, sister!

Marigene said...

Great meal for a fall the salad plates.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

So pretty Pinky!! Everything looks so delish, can I come :) Thanks for your sweet note at Kristin's.

ellen b said...

Lovely setting and the recipe looks real good...

Marlis said...

I love that you set a table for just you two! The pumpkin plates are really winners in my book. Your meal looks fabulous. I love a good crockpot going on a cold day! Just makes the house smell so delicious. Stay warm.. xo marlis

kitty said...

Hi Pinky, what a pretty table for two and your meal sounds wonderful! We love ribs and those sweet potatoes would be perfect with them.

Jemsmom said...

Mmmmmm... sounds so yummy! I love your table and especially those goblets! So pretty!

Jacqueline said...

What beautiful plates! Great for both October and November! Your sweet potatoes sound really yummy. I am sure the family would love those.

AshTreeCottage said...

Love the dishes! I bet that the maple syrup in your scalloped sweets is even better than the corn syrup. Great recipes and thanks for sharing them with us.

Susan and Bentley

Dolores said...

I love your combination of dishes, The dark and light colors.
they're so pretty!!!

Snow???? Wow, we're having temps. In the 80's.

I'm going to try your recipe, it sounds good.

michele said...


thank you for your kindness and words during this rough spot. i truly appreciate it.

your dish looks yummfabulous.


Splenderosa said...

My daughter loves sweet potatoes for many different reasons, and I definitely will try your recipe. Thanks for this, Pinky !!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the pumpkin plates, how cute are the acorn and pumpkin S&P!
Neat recipe too!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Pinky I want to come to your house for dinner!!

Entertaining Women said...

I love the colors of your table design against the warm mellow tones of your wood. Dang, I didn't get my invitation for that glorious just can't count on the US mail any more. ;-) Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your pretty dishes Pinky! The sweet potatoes sound great and I'm always looking for smaller recipes:@)