Sunday, January 2, 2011

December '10 / January '11

I'm in a food coma.  Today was my last hurrah before a fresh start tomorrow...back to work with an IV drip of coffee attached to me.  I vowed to start entertaining so I thought I'd kick off the new year with a lunch for some of the women in my family.  I make this lasagna a lot, only today I used sweet Italian sausage instead of turkey.  And this is the perfect salad to pair with it; I make this a lot, too (sorry, these aren't precise measurements and it was a Giada recipe that I can't find a link to).  Mix the following:

a package of 3 heads of romaine lettuce
1 can of cannellini beans (white kidney beans)
as many kalamata olives as you wish, halved
a small carton of feta cheese
about a quarter of a red onion, sliced thinly
juice of 2 lemons
olive oil to your liking
salt & pepper

I was excited to finally set my table in this house...notice I let my flowers be a little wild instead of stripping all the leaves and making a tight bunch.  I am really liking this look.  
But the party is officially over.  Goodbye to these:
Hello to this:
The tree is coming down, too.  Goodbye to this:
And hello to this:

(4th image via; 5th & 6th image via)


Farmchick said...

Gorgeous table setting. The rude awakening of work will hit me in the morning as well.

JMW said...

Your table is beautiful! And I'm with you on the IV drip - lots of coffee was had today!

Anchor Cottage said...

I love your pretty table and flowers.

Mary Ann @ Anchor Cottag

tonijoplin said...

What a delightful afternoon! Your home looked beautiful ~ so warm and inviting! The food was delicious ~ I think I had thirds??? And you are a wonderful and gracious hostess! Thank you honey for all your effort! We had such a nice time!!!!

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