Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Just an Everyday Simple Dinner

We had a storm last night and the deck was full of some kind of squiggly things that came from the oak trees. I swept the deck and I just got done. A new doctor wants to take us out to dinner tonight and I have to get ready, therefore, I do not have time to create a tablescape.
But I have this old tablescape photos in my hard drive that I never posted so I will just post it. My stepdaughter Heather and her hubby came by for a visit from Florida last year (2010) in November and this was just one of our regular dinners, nothing fancy. You probably know how it gets hectic sometimes when we have company so no real preparation here.

There's Heather! Isn't she pretty?

I made "escabeche" which is just a fried whole red snapper with sweet and sour sauce and veggies.

Heather loves fried green tomatoes so I made some too. And of course we always have to have rice.

I just used one of our everyday dishes.
and everyday placemats. I like using these everyday for the round table because of the shape.
You see, I did not even put extra flatware and the drinks came later. Just like I said, nothing fancy here. I hope Susan does not kick me out of this meme, lol.
Thanks for hosting Susan, and thank y'all for coming!


Lynn said...

Looks like a nice home style dinner Christine! Enjoy your night out:@)


I'd enjoyed so much looking at your everyday table. The dishes are so pretty and warm, the step daughter is gorgeous and the "escabeche" looks yummy...I make a Escabeche too, with fish, shrimp, potato chips, that go in it and other things, it was my MIL's recipe and we love it! Let's trade recipes, you won't be dissapointed, and yours look great, I like the presentation.


Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty table, Christine! It is very homey! Your menu sounds delicious, too, the red snapper looks awesome!


Beth said...

You are such a good cook, Christine! And yes, Heather is pretty and so is your table. It doesn't have to be extravagant to be attractive and welcoming!
Blessings, Beth

Sarah said...

Christine, you not only set a lovely table, you prepare a beautiful meal. I like those red plates. And yes, Heather is very pretty! Hope you have a nice dinner. ~ Sarah said...

Simple dinners with loved ones are the best. I love fried green tomatoes!Heather is very pretty.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What great placemats for a round table. Loving that fish-shaped server Christine. Your "every day" table looks so pretty, and your step-daughter is so pretty. Dinner at your house always looks wonderful. laurie

Entertaining Women said...

Great job creating a lovely tablescape 'on the fly.' The Polish Pottery is always. Thank you for sharing your beautiful everyday design. Cherry Kay

Emily said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving such a sweet comment. You have such a cute blog with lots of great ideas! Love your table setting...looks like a fun & delicious dinner.

Anonymous said...

I wondered how everyone was doing during the storms. Really wild weather this year!

Lovely table and I love fried green tomatoes.

Dolores said...

The table looks beautiful and the meal sounds and looks delicious!

Savannah Granny said...

It is great to see an everyday tablescape. That is how most of us live anyway. I love the dishes and I believe I have the same flatware. We love the heft of it and us it everyday. Bob is really picky about the everyday stuff. It has to feel just right.
The food looks great. I know you are a good cook. Would you share or post the recipe for the fried tomatoes. We love that dish but mine never turn out like yours. PLEASE, I need that recipe.LOL. Hugs, Ginger

Kathleen said...

Heather is lovely! And that tureen is wonderful!
I don't think you will get kicked out. Someone posted a blouse they made!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks wonderful to me. Wow! That is a simple meal ?!?! :-D

Marigene said...

Everything looks great, especially all that food! If you get kicked out, you won't get kicked out for this tabl,e but maybe some of the ones that don't post a tablescape will!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hello, Christine!!! Hope you had a good week! For having little time to prepare, you sure put together one heck of a nice table. The food looks wonderful (fried green tomatoes...yum!), and the way you serve that food is beautiful. Very convenient, too, on that Lazy Susan. No one has to pick anything up to pass it. Very cool idea!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Now that looks like a great dinner with family.
Hope your dinner out was wonderful and enjoy your weekend.

Marlis said...

Just catching.. Dinner looks fabulous.. Yummeee! Those are the best placemats for a round table. Apsolutely perfect. The food will look so well on those red plates. A lovely dinner.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Lovin your "fish" dish! Dinner with family is always a good post.

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