I want to share a tablescape and
a recipe with you today.
Years ago, I gathered up a pair of
little sawhorses that
no one else wanted.....
.....they were on the back porch of
Husband's grandmother's house.
The house and land were to be sold and
the buyers' were going to tear down
Along with a couple of pretty doors.....
these little cuties came home with me!
Well, today they have been cleaned
and oiled because they are going
on the dining room table.
To start this tablescape, let's
use two fall colored
....add a burlap runner....
....and the two little stars of this post!
I wove a long piece of ribbon that
has pumpkins on it....and a gauzy, golden piece of
fabric over the burlap runner.....
and around here......
.....and over that......good.
Now, the other pieces.....
a pumpkin soup toureen,
my favorite fall decoration (if I had to pick just one)
small pumpkins and votives,
a sprinkling of
sparkly leaf confetti....
and a couple of happy scarecrow
tea light holders!
Did you think those saw horses would work
on the table?
What do you think now?!
Let me know what you think, Glitterinas.....
y'all have great ideas!
Now we'll move from the dining room
into the kitchen.
I'm sharing a polenta recipe with you today.
This is a perfect, quick, and tasty lunch!
Begin with 2-3 T. butter and 1/2 of a
chopped onion cooking away in the skillet
on medium heat.
Slice up a tube of polenta and add it to the skillet.
Cook 6 minutes on each side.
Then I take the end pieces out, put them on a plate,
and taste for doneness.....with polenta that's
hot all the way through.
This polenta is ready to eat....but
if a few more minutes is needed to heat
the polenta all the way through, let it
continue to cook for another minute or two.
To serve this dish,
I place some fresh spinach
on the plate....
.....them some polenta slices with some
....give the slices a hit of sea salt and
fresh ground pepper.
Chop up some small tomatoes
and place on top....
....and your lunch is ready!
A good lunch.....
....now, it's time to get some more
things done around the house!
I know your days are busy, Glitterinas, so I
really appreciate when you stop by
Leave me a comment so I'll
know you've been by!
Until next time,
Five Gables Farm