Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Summer Blues

As summer is winding down, I have the blues… I love summer, vacation, the pool, the beach, the garden, sleeping late, homemade ice cream, eating outside, fireflies, etc. So my table reflects my mood. Friday night family dinner with everyone to relax and enjoy.

I mixed many shades of blues and patterns. 

Start with the chargers, plates and pretty accent plates. 

Tablecloth and runner… 

Amber wine glasses bring a soft touch to the blues. 

Family Dinner Menu

Texas BBQ Beef Brisket
Sauteed Corn in Butter
Roasted Potatoes
Garden Salad

Peach Pie with Ice Cream

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

September Goals and Menu Week Ending September 7th

As summer is winding down, my indoor projects are picking up. My number one goal is to finish painting the basement; the dog room, the mud room and family room. I am no where near finished but will step up my game to really get this project finished by the end of September. I have a sofa to buy and chairs to slipcover but those may have to wait until October.

As far as the garden, this week, I am planting lettuce, arugula and spinach seeds. Broccoli and cabbage plants need to go in this week as well. September is time to plant grass seed and at the end of the month, I will plant some bushes. The only problem is this month is pretty dry so I have to be careful and make sure we are watering properly.

This week’s menu is about busy planting, painting and Labor Day on the horizon.


Roasted Potatoes
Seven Layer Garden Salad


Out to Dinner with Family


White BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Smoked Mozzarella
Homemade Potato Chips
Cesar Salad


BBQ Ribs
Corn Fritters
Smashed Potatoes
Garden Salad with Homemade Ranch

Brownie Bowls with Homemade Ice Cream


Southwest Chicken Salad with
BBQ Ranch

Labor Day Weekend
Sunday Brunch

Cheddar Cheese Burgers on Brioche Buns
With Fried Egg on top, Ketchup Leather and
Bacon Thousand Island dressing

Homemade French Fries

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Monday, June 15, 2015

Goals and Menu Week Ending June 21st

This week in Tennessee is hot, hot, hot. Thankfully the garden is easy to keep. We have sprinklers on timers that makes life so much easier. 
I am finishing up the dining room project this week. The next project will start after the Fourth of July. We have a big party on the Fourth so I need to prepare. 

This week, I am baking blueberry tarts for the Fourth and getting decorations out. The invites went out and I am gathering paper and food supplies.

Chicken Corn Chowder
Garden Salad
Beer Bread


Beef Brisket
Corn on the Cob
Potato Salad


Club Sandwiches
Homemade Potato Chips


Individual Pizzas
Garden Salad

Friday Night Family Dinner

Out to Dinner


Seafood Boil
Corn on the Cob

Sunday Brunch

Baked  Pecan Glazed Ham
Chocolate ChipPancakes
Fruit Salad
Scrambled Eggs