Thursday, December 6, 2012

~~~Frosty's at the Table!!!~~~

 Hello my friends!!! Today, I had 2 friends over for lunch and my Joe joined us too! One of the girls hadn't seen the house yet so it was a great excuse to have a luncheon!!!! I wanted to set a FUN, but relaxed table. So, I chose to use my snowman dishes, centerpiece and accessories. The table is set with a casual red and white tablecloth that is my favorite winter tablecloth. Then, of course, I used my white chargers, a red dinner plate and the snowman sald plate.
 Aren't these little tophat accessories adorable?? I found them at Cracker Barrel 2 years ago. They are actually tree ornaments. They are filled with packages, candy canes, a little tree and a mini red ornament!
 I am so excited that I am getting some pretty sun shadow shots at this house too!!!
 The snowman S and P are one of the sets I have. And we used my red goblets for our beverages.
 I criss crossed the dinner and salad forks on the napkin so the pretty embroidery would show.
 Here you can see all that is in the top hats!
 We had water in my snowman pitcher.
 Here is a shot of the whole table. Our Christmas tree is here in the morning room, so we had to put the table on an angle for the Christmas season.  I actually like it like this!
 Here is my Frosty centerpiece. he sits on an oval "wreath" that I embellished with snowy picks, pinecones and snowflakes!

 Whoops, I didn't realize the remote was on the table this morning:):)




 Our salad was made with spinach, craisins, mandarin oranges, pecan pieces and feta. YUMMO!!!!!
 The dressing is a raspberry hazelnut vinaigrette. I will give you the recipe at the end of the post:):)
 I also made this cranberry mold. I WANTED to do it in my tree shaped dish, and even HAD IT OUT the other day but now can't find it........how do some things just disappear sometimes??????



 Our main dish was a chicken, broccoli casserole. It is so simple to put together. I got a rotisserie chicken from the grocery and cut it into small pieces. I mixed a can of cream of chicken soup, a can of cream of celery soup and a 1/2 cup of milk. I placed a bag of broccoli florets in the casserole dish, added the chicken, then poured the soup mixture over it all and mixed it together. Add pepper to taste. I don't add salt as the soup has salt in it. Then put shredded SHARP chedder cheese over it all and bake at 350 for about 35-40 minutes.  I make this quite alot as it is EASY and tastes delicious. You can also add a cup of rice if you would like that.
 Several people have asked for the dressing recipe. Here it is:
1-go to the grocery store
2- pick up a jar of Wish Bone Raspberry Hazelnut dressing
3- pay for it, go home and put it in a pretty bowl:):):)
4- Everyone loves it!!!!
Thanks SO much for stopping by. I know everyone is SO busy these days. It is hard to believe that Christmas is 2 weeks away!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited that we are in this new home, my son and sister are both coming from Fl. and will be here for a WEEK!!!! This is going to be a fun and exciting Christmas!!!! I hope you ALL have the best Christmas ever!!!! XO, Pinky
I will be linking to these parties:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday~

Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up~

StoneGable for On the Menu Monday~

Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday~

2805 for Potpourri Friday~

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

StoneGable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here


Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Let's Dish-Cuisine Kathleen

21 comments:

Pat@BPM said...

Your snowman table is so cute, Pinky. I loved the glimpse of your tree, too1

Dawn said...

Love the snowman theme, it is all just darling:)

thepaintedapron.com said...

How adorable is that snowman! I love your snowman plates too! Your friends were lucky to be treated to such a fun luncheon.
Merry Merry,
Jenna

Kathleen said...

What an adorable table! I love the red glassware and the plates are adorable.
Come over and link to Let's DIsh!

Marigene said...

What a cute table, anything with snowmen makes me smile. I ♥♥♥ your dining chairs!

Morary said...

Thank goodness I can handle your recipe for the salad dressing! Thank you Pinky! Love the snowman luncheon theme...you rock. Ro

Barbara F. said...

Oh Pinky what a cute table. And I love your 'recipe' for the raspberry hazelnut salad dressing. I also love how your home is filled with lots of sunshine. xo

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Pinky, adorable tablescape and that snowman is so cute! Love your tree next to it too. The snowman plates are so pretty and fun and the food is making me hungry..loving that salad! Lucky friends! Big hugs,
FABBY

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

How fun, Pinky! Your home is looking beautiful!! This table is so whimsical and cheery!

Jane Bowley said...

Love that table....it is so cheery! And I love the way the sun shines in that room.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Please pass the salad! Pinky, your home is full of Christmas cheer. Thank you for your nice comment on my mantel.

Brooke said...

Love snowmen! So cute!


Brooke

On Crooked Creek said...

Pinky,
Love, LOVE, L O V E your tablescape with these adorable SNOWmen plates!!! Your centerpiece is stunning! I'll have to remember putting a wreath beneath the SNOWman come January when my FROSTY makes his GRAND entrance!!! The remote on the table cracked me up...something I do often! Your recipes are making me want to get in the kitchen and do some cooking!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful new home with us!!!
Fondly,
Pat

dizzyizzy said...

Your table is so adorable. Everything looked so cute and fun. Thanks for the dressing recipe, too! Now, that's my kind of cooking!

Traci said...

Sooo cute!!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Pinky, I laughed out loud... I was so excited to get your delicious vinaigrette!!! Good to know that the dressing is as good as homemade!!!
Do you know that I had that very same menu last year for lunch... and it was so so delicious!
What a sweet table, my friend!!!
Lots of love, Yvonne

Karen Albert said...

Pinky, yes thank you for that gourmet dressing recipe, my kind of gal!

Adore you table so festive and fun!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Suzy said...

What a cheery and festive table, Pinky! The sun streaming in sets the perfect stage. I love snowman decor and the things that you have collected are just adorable. Oh - and that salad looks delish! Did you forget the recipe for the dressing or did I just miss it?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh Pinky! Can you hear me ooohhing and ahhhing? Well done Frosty!

Be merry and bright!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the table..and glad that I am not the only one with a "floating remote"....the snowmen are so cute...I am sure you are so excited to have your son and sister come up from Florida...

Richella Parham said...

Absolutely adorable. Makes me want to come have lunch at your house!!