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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Comfort Table

The weather has turned cold here, not cool but cold.  Living in Michigan, it gets cold and snows every year and yet every year I seem surprised when it comes.

I was having a couple of friends over for dinner the other night and decided to go with simple comfort food.  Three simple servings later we were stuffed to the gills.

We started with Stone Gable's fabulous chicken noodle soup.  I've posted the recipe on the blog before so if you interested you can find it here and I will reconfirm its a wonderful recipe. Next we had a cold cabbage salad with grilled chicken and then finished with an upside down banana foster cake which was rich and the perfect compliment to the soup and salad.

I used my transfer-ware cream soup bowls and under plates that I picked up at Nell Hill's last year.  They sat atop my Palm Restaurant white plates. 


The sun was coming through the french doors as I was trying to take these shots, it made the table look even more inviting.

I used my burlap table runner down the middle of the table along with a couple of pumpkins and in honor of the chicken noodle soup and big cement chicken.

I got a wonderful end of season deal on her and her chicks, I think come spring she may get a white wash or something.

I served a sweet honey cornbread with the soup, the pedestal wicker basket was picked up at a thrift store in South Carolina last year.

The burlap runner was embroidered with the simple word Autumn, this will be the last of this runner until next year, next week like most everyone else I will switch over to Christmas holiday decorations.

The Upside Down Bananas Foster cake was served on square blue plates that were a gift from my friend Sheila.  I'll post the recipe for the rich gooey dessert next week.


❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Beautiful table Char, and that corn bread sounds delicious. I love your table runner, did you make it yourself?

Deb S. said...

Just beautiful! What a welcoming table!!!

Marigene said...

Lovely table! Blue and white always puts a smile on my face. Love the cream soups.

On Crooked Creek said...

Your tablescape looks so on the Prairie we awoke to 28! Nothing that says "home" more than chicken noodle soup on a cold, blustry day! Your Banana Foster cake sounds intriquing!!! Blessings on Thanksgiving!

Debbie said...

It's all just beautiful. I went the entire season without making the burlap runner that I wanted to make. I'm having friends for dinner tonight, and now I wish I had.

Alycia Nichols said...

I LOVE that big cement chicken! He just looks like he really rules the roost!!!!! Cool! The runner is so simple and yet it speaks volumes with a single written word. Beautiful! LOVE the dessert plates!!!!!!!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Char, your table is SO inviting! Some day I may just invite myself to have dinner with YOUR dishes. I love seeing your pictures. Great table, Lady!