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Monday, November 10, 2014

Sawhorses and Polenta......A Little Randomness

Welcome, Glitterinas!

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
the house.

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 
table cloths....

....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....., 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 
Pink Glitter!

Leave me a comment so I'll 
know you've been by!

Until next time,

Thankful for:
little piggies
Five Gables Farm

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