Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chili for Chilly

I love living in the South. The balmy weather makes for very pleasant days almost year round. But about this time of year, someone always leaves the door open from the frigid North and we get bombarded with pretty cold weather.

So on days like today, I love to make a pot of Chili to serve up hot and filling. Add a little salad on the side and what a great meal to ward off the cold weather.



I love these beautiful dishes that I found at Goodwill a few months ago. I nearly left them because they only had Soup bowls and salad plates. I'm so glad I decided to bring them home.

Soup and Salad dishes - Mornay by Mikasa (Goodwill)
White Chargers - Westbury Court by PTS International (Home Goods)
Soup Tureen - Nortake (Antique shop)
White plates with silver rim - Royalton China (my Mom was given a place setting every time we bought gas at the Shell station many years ago. Do you remember those days?)

18 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Now that is the most beautiful way I have ever seen chili served up!

Marydon said...

Beautiful presentation ... & we are hving chili. You've inspired me.
Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Protector of Vintage said...

Would you share your chili recipe? Chili is one of my favorite foods and I am always trying out new recipes!!

Judy said...

I love chili and you have presented it in such an elegant way. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I made chili tonight too :) I didn't serve it on fancy plates like you did!
OH..the chocolate looks devine! I'm TRYING to CHANGE my chocolate habbit and not have any! I'll be strong!
Warmly,
deb

Mom Walds Place said...

This is the classiest chili dinner I have ever seen. I am outnumbered by testosterone here at my place. Thanks for giving me more hope!

Allie said...

My friend Shirley and I were just talking today about how it was great chili weather - and look at you, I'm REALLY craving it now!! Beautiful table, too, my chili never looks that good, lol!

Kathy said...

The chilly North winds have come here too! In this old house everything is cold! Love living in the south - it will be back up to the 60's in a couple days!
Chili is perfect for days like today - your table setting is wonderful! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,
Kathy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great tablescape and the salad and chili look sooooooo good. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Kathleen said...

I love that covered tureen! Just lovely.
DH is the chili maker here, He makes it every year for the beach party we have here in our community. It feeds over 100! That's a lot of chili.
Yours looks very good!

Entertaining Women said...

Chili at a setting fit for royalty. I love that you use your mom's plates collected from the gas station give aways. I remember trips to the Green Stamp store with my mama when I was a little girl. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

Cold....puh-leeze!!! :-) You know what, though? It has been quite nice here in the Midwest so far this winter. Today reached the upper 50s, and tomorrow is expected to reach the mid 60s. Woo hoo!!! We are SO happy!!! There has been no snow or ice to deal with, the furnace hasn't been running constantly, and we can actually run around in shirt sleeves! I know it's comin', but we are loving every minute of this nice weather right now! For the "cold" South right now, though, chili sounds just perfect! There is nothing that warms the soul (and the tummy!) quite like it. It is beautifully served (with that terrific salad!) on your new plates. Isn't Goodwill wonderful when you find great stuff like that? :-) Stay warm, and Happy New Year!

Marlis said...

Chili just looks amazing in china! Love your new dishes too.. xo marlis

Tricia said...

Your pretty china really makes a simple meal special!

Miss Merry said...

Love it! I could hardly look at the dishes, though - your food looks so yummy! From the chili to the lettuce wedge salad, and the plate of chocolates, my oh my. What a great find on the salad plates and soup bowls. They really are lovely!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love chili when it's cold...and your beautiful dishes! That's on my want list this year...some pretty dishes from the thrift store! ♥

Diann said...

The dishes are beautiful! And I really want to pull up a chair and sit down and eat! LOL Chili and salad is one of my favorite meals! YUM! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty your new plates and soup bowls are! I got chili fixings tonight at the store....we just got back from Florida and it's soup making time here in Virginia!