Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Filipino Food in Polish Pottery

I think I'll go for all 3 meme's...getting ambitious here but actually, I am just trying to kill 3 birds with one stone since I have been pressed with time. Please visit our ever loyal and concientious bloggers who host these memes week after week after week. Please visit all of them and all their participants for the most creative tables, magnificent blues and delicious food. Pick up a recipe here and there. Tablescape Monday is hosted by Susan of
Blue Monday is hosted by Sally at
Foodie Friday is hosted by

Thanks Susan, Sally and Gollum, for making our lives more exciting.

On Wednesday (today), I hosted a luncheon for my friends. For a small gathering like this, we usually just eat on our round table in the kitchen by the fireplace. But I decided to set the table in the formal dining room so I can do it the day before. John and I use the round table regularly so I could not set that table in advance. I had to cook a lot and did not think I would have enough time to finish everything if I also had to set the table on the same morning.

Below is the table setting before the food was added. I usually arrange the serving dishes too so I know exactly what food goes where.
Do you remember when I told you I decided to collect Polish pottery? When I decide on something, I get serious about it and I have accumulated quite a few. I used some of them here.

I really like this dinner plate. It is so unusual. I like the addition of orange to it. I did not serve any salad so no salad plates here.
The rectangular dish is for the peach cobbler which I served with Creole cream cheese ice cream. Yummy! If you have not tried it, you ought to.

The peach cobbler will go in those dessert cups. Do you see the salt and pepper shakers?
I served both tea and coffee and placed the pots in warmers so I can prepare the drinks in advance. This pot is where the tea went.
and this was for the coffee.
Now, here are the dishes (plates) with the dishes (food).
We had what we call Pancit Palabok, which is rice noodles served with shrimp sauce and garnished with hard boiled eggs, crushed pork rinds, fried garlic, sliced onion leaves and calamundin or lemon.
I also grilled a whole fish stuffed with onions and tomatoes, sauteed vegetables with shrimp and pork and shrimp with curry and potatoes. (my Indian friend brought us that). For dessert, I made almond jello with Mandarin oranges and peach cobbler with Creole cream cheese ice cream (didn't I say that already?). And of course, we had rice. I eat rice in every meal except breakfast though sometimes, I have fried rice for breakfast too, lol.
I hope you enjoyed my post for today. Thank you so much for coming by and thanks to our 3 gracious hostesses, Susan, Sally and Gollum.


Kathleen said...

I love Polish pottery! I envy your collection!
You are in the Witches poem this week, come look!

Kammy said...

Hi Christine !
You are a dish diva ! I love your Polish collection and so much fun to see the food too ! Great idea to pre-set the dishes with the side plates too - never thought of that ! Did you read Kathleen's post yet ?? So funny about you and your dishes and me and my spray paint - she knows us well :o)
Have a great day !

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, your Polish dishes are just gorgeous. I have seen a few of them here and they really are beautiful. I love all the different pieces that you have collected. Your menu sounds sooooo good. I would love it all. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments too. Hugs, Marty

Rettabug said...

This had to be a magnificent luncheon for your friends, Christine! Your collection of Polish tableware is beautiful. My DH's family originated in Poland, so I'll be sure to show him this post tomorrow.
All your menu items sound so yummy & different. Someday, you must post a few recipes for us to try.

Oh & I ADORE your pretty white cake stand....what a treasure!

♥ Rettabug

Anonymous said...

Oh, Christine! I'm just amazed at all of your gorgeous dishes and your Polish Pottery is so pretty! Your table setting is amazing! Love the tea pot and coffee pot! You must be one fantastic cook! Everything looks so good.
I have to tell you, when I was a little girl my mother would sometimes make me 'sweet rice' for breakfast with toast. She would make the rice, add lots of butter and sugar. It was so good. By the way, I made some for dinner last night.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Marigene said...

Christine, I love that Polish pottery, the dark blue with the lighter colors, so pretty. Your meal looks delicious, especially that lovely grilled fish!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Oh thanks for sharing all of that--the food sounded so interesting!! You must have worked yourself to death!! I enjoy seeing the unique dinnerware. Looks like lots of fun. I especially loved the idea of the warmers for the tea and the coffee---man I would love to have a warmer for my pots!! GREAT idea!!!!

ellen b. said...

What a great pottery collection this is Christine!! Just lovely.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Polish pottery is in a league all of its own! You did it justice with such a pretty table.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The Polish pottery is beautiful, makes a wonderful tablescape! Food looks delicious!

Great job!


Jill said...


I just wanted to say hello!!!!!!!!!!! how are you???
I miss talking to you!

Jill :0)

Cindy J. said...

This looks so pretty Christine and so yummy, you are so incredible..I can hardly believe all that you do so well and always with such a lovely touch. Love, Cindy

Tara said...

It looks like a wonderful luncheon and your presentation is as beautiful as ever. I hope your friends appreciate how much time, effort and love you put into everything for them!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine! I cannot get over your table with all of that Polish Pottery! Amazing!

You just are the queen of dishes.


Sheila :-)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Ok Christine as you know, I love polish pottery :o) And ooh! yes that plate pattern is so very unique! Do you have more of that pattern on other pieces? I love that you can mix and match all the patterns in polish pottery.

I gotta leave for work, but wanted to stop by and say hi!

Blessings & Aloha!

Jobove - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

Sue said...

Christine, I love that pattern! So colorful and fun- you set a beautiful table, and I'm sure the food was excellent, as well!

Candy said...

You are one busy chick!!! I get tuckered out just looking through your blog.
Your always have such beautiful dishes to set your table and my but some delish food too.
Cute little helpers in the garden and running around the country side with girlfriends.
And when you are home resting looks like you are working that yard. Everything is looking so nice.
Happy Thursday Blessings on your world ;-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is gorgeous, Christine!!!

Cynthia said...

Lovely table! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Marie said...

Filipino food in Polish pottery...great pair! Now, that's something even my husband will appreciate. I'm Filipino and he's of Polish background. Hmmm...I can savor the aroma Christine!

Tootsie said...

this is just so lovely Christine! You did a wonderful job

Janean said...

peach cobbler which I served with Creole cream cheese ice cream? wow. will you share your recipe??? beautiful table.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Another fabulous tablescape from Christine!!! I had not seen Polish pottery before. And you are right, when you start collecting something, you collect!!! I love that you actually eat at your tablescapes. Mine are usually just for show.

Unknown said...

MMMmmmmm lokes great! Love the pottery. The colors look so rich.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love your tablescape. Your dishes are beautiful. I really love your pierced cake stand. So beautiful!

Natasha in Oz said...

I love every detail in this post. Your photography is so beautiful. The Polish dishes look perfect with all of that yummy food and I love the look of the fish. My family is Sri Lankan on my mother's side so like you I eat rice all day too!!! I am signing up to follow you so I can go back and see all your other posts!
Best wishes, NM.

a quiet life said...

it all looks lovely, they must have had a great time~

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Oh, girl!!!! Now you've gone and done it!!! LOL I am so.. jealous! I have always wanted Polish Pottery Dishes and you have them. Yours are exactly what I want. I am happy for you. I will just enjoy yours!! I have missed you. I got caught up in the games at facebook. I am trying to pull myself away from them. They are fun but, very.. addicting! I'd really rather blog. I have a lot of catching up to do!
Love you!

Bill said...

Hi Christine,
Your tables, and the meals you serve on them, are always so impressive. Your Polish pottery collection is lovely (and I'll bet there's MUCH more of it we'll be seeing in future tablescapes!). ;)

You were wise to set the table the day before your cooking marathon took place! I think a great host/hostess always does as much in advance as possible. It takes a lot of hard work to make entertaining seem effortless, doesn't it?


Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I can't decide which I like better, the food or the pottery! Lovely table!!


countrymans said...

Christine your pottery is awesome, you've got to love the rich colors and the wonderfully happy pattern. What a spread you've made as well, most of all I've enjoyed your great attention to detail from the flowers to the change in height, very interesting and beautiful. :)

Dining Delight said...

Your tablescape looks so crisp and fresh with your white and blue pottery and accessories. You have just the right amount of items on the table and it is very professional to me.


Dixie said...

I came looking for boots and found Polish pottery... I love the pottery... I have a few pieces myself... don't think I'll ever own this many pieces... but yours are beautiful!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Christine, your table with and without food is really lovely. You have an amazing collection of pottery and I can tell how much you are enjoying it. Have a wonderful Foodie Friday.

Unknown said...

Your polish pottery is beautiful, make a wonderful table. THANKS!!! for sharing and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You've done it again! Love your polish pottery! The menu sounds great!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhh Christine...I love, love, LOVE your Polish pottery! Hehe..Girl, you are serious about your collections! I really like this pattern...that beautiful cobalt blue with the orange is so pretty! I couldn't help but notice how the orange really brought out the colors in your dining room wallpaper too! So very pretty! An absolutely gorgeous table...what a treat to see...I really enjoyed it! Oooh..and the meal looks scrumptious! I can see that you are also an excellent cook...such a talented lady you are!!!

Love ya,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I am just in love with your beautiful Polish Pottery. It sets such a beautiful table. I was in a shop on St. George Street in St. Augustine the other day, and I was eyeing some Spanish dishes that sort of remind me of these. I just love the blue, and I know you must really enjoy this for entertaining.

Love to you and a Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

SmilingSally said...

I have one piece of Polish pottery in a different pattern than yours; I do love it! The colors are so intense. Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

Cindy said...

Wonderful! great post

EJ said...

elegant collection.

Check out the Senior and Junior in our clan..

Carrie said...

Your Polish dinnerware is wonderful and you have set a magnificient tablesetting!

Carrie said...

Your Polish dinnerware is wonderful and you have set a magnificient tablesetting!

Marice said...

those are great stuff! and the food looks yummy! thanks much for sharing :)

u may view mine if u have time

Carolyn Ford said...

What beautiful table settings! The lighting a so nice and the shine on the tableware is divine! Beautiful post! Happy Blue Monday to you!

Shy said...

Hi Ms. Christine, you made me drool over your delish food and the arrangements are fantastic. Love the color of the plates and other serving wares. The blue one is also ver attractive. Thanks for sharing.

Blondie's Journal said...

A triple post! I love it. And I love your Polish dishes. So colorful! Where did you find so much of it? The table setting is beautiful! I love the tea and coffee at each end. And all of the colorful and tasty looking food. (I thought you said you didn't cook? You are an amazing cook!!) The fish makes a beautiful presentation. What sort of fish was it and how do you serve it? I cook fish in pieces, so that is simple enough. Your peach cobbler and creole cream cheese ice cream sounds fantastic. Where can I find this ice cream? I am craving it right now!! ;-)

Lovely post!


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