Friday, December 28, 2012

A quiet holiday

 Not much happened over the Christmas holiday.  My sweet daughter pretty much took over and prepared a wonderful Christmas morning breakfast.

I'm sorry we did not take a picture with the food on the table, but I had to share these pictures of the bacon being prepared to go into the oven. 

We did have a nice tree and the little village was on display.

 I almost don't know where to start.  It has been a very challenging holiday with my wrist surgery.  Christmas was quiet and low key, and I was dreading the 26th when the staples were to be removed.  It certainly was no picnic taking out over 30 staples from three incision sites. I'm also going to physical therapy to try to get my fingers moving again.

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement.  I have missed being a part of blogging, and I am praying for a full recovery and use of my right hand.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing you every blessing
as we celebrate
the birth of our Lord.

Merry Christmas 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Accidents Happen

Dear Readers of Just a Little Southern Hospitality...

My mom wanted me to post and let you all know that she broke her wrist yesterday and will be out of blogging commission for a while. She appreciates all of your comments and wishes she could reply to them all! Prayers are appreciated. Hopefully she will be back to blogging very soon!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Tea Time

If you had a guest coming for tea, with the Christmas season upon us, how would you set your table?

I love the Red china.  It makes for a festive table any time of the year.

Come, sit a spell, and enjoy a cup of tea with me.

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.  ~Henry James

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas, here we come

Fall and Thanksgiving have come and gone, and now we are on to the Christmas holidays.

We recently visited friends and I could not resist sharing a picture of the table she prepared for us.

If you want to know, those are real antlers in her centerpiece.

We enjoyed a delicious Fish Gumbo and Greek Salad.

But the magic is about to happen.  Sylvia's table will be transformed for Christmas.

Don't you just love the red checked chairs!!

Let the magic begin!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Left Overs

This is a pretty popular subject during this time of year :-)  And I'm sure there are lots of left over recipes to be found.  But one day, as I was blog surfing, I came across a fabulous recipe to use for my left over baked potatoes.

This is the best recipe for Baked Potato Soup that I've ever made.

And I think you will agree if you give it a try. It's also a great way to use up those left over baked potatoes.

And then of course, you may have some creative chefs in your home.

Have some fun.  You can find the recipe at Jamie's blog

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bless Our Home

Thanksgiving is a holiday specifically set aside for the purpose of thanking God for His provisions and blessings.  It may be the oldest, continually celebrated holiday in America.

Much of the food served at modern Thanksgiving dinners includes items from the very first celebration: turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, numerous other vegetables, bread and puddings.

Initially this meal was held to thank God for the blessings of a good crop, having food for the winter.

Thanksgiving is a very family oriented holiday.  Relatives often travel great distances to be with each other to celebrate.  Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the entire year.

This year our Thanksgiving is taking a new path.  We have always celebrated Thanksgiving with my husbands family.  But with the home going of my Mother in Love this past spring, we must all start making our own new family traditions.

What are your plans for this Thanksgiving?

May your Thanksgiving be a time of joy and blessings.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A White Thanksgiving

Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time of year that my home becomes a palette.  Shopping the house makes for a little challenge here and there.


Most of my serving pieces are white, so with a little burst of color to set off the table, we are ready for Thanksgiving!

I love this beautiful Turkey platter that I found at Goodwill last year.

April Cornell napkins and tablecloth from Kohl's.
Stemware and Soup Tureen from Goodwill. 

We're almost ready!

Are you??