This week's inspiration came from some square placemats. I am sick of looking out the windows and seeing leafless trees, brown grass, etc. I know it is winter...therefore I would much rather see a blanket of white than depressing browns. The placemats are bright and cheery wearing lots of yellows, greens and white. The backs are a solid sunflower yellow. There was a sticker on them that said Vera, but nowhere else do I see her name, so it may have been someone's wishful thinking. I paired them with napkins of the same colors. The napkin ring is also a bright yellow.
I started the placesetting with a bright green cabbage leaf charger and topped it with a bright yellow cabbage leaf plate and cabbage leaf bowl.
The flatware is Oxford Hall with bright yellow handles.
The glassware is a bright green Ivima 1895 hobnail stem.
The soup will be served from the yellow ceramic tureen.
Vegetable Chowder Recipe
32 oz. frozen hash browns
1 package chopped broccoli
½ head cauliflower, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
½ cup chopped onions
2 cans chicken broth (about 4 cups)
2 cans diced tomatoes
4 chicken bouillon (I use 4 packets sodium free bouillon)
4 T. chopped parsley
Cook all until vegetables are tender, about 35 minutes. In the meantime, dice 1 lb. Velveeta cheese. When vegetables are tender add the cheese. Turn heat down to low, let cheese melt. Add 2 cups milk. Warm, but be careful not to burn cheese or curdle the milk.
Serve and enjoy!
This recipe is from my friend, Norma, but I have modified it slightly.
Sorry for the photo, it was taken with the chandelier on...I knew I should have done this for lunch, when the light was good!
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Green Home Essentials cabbage leaf plates-TJMaxx
Yellow Secla cabbage leaf dishes-Savers
Green Ivima glassware-Tuesday Morning
Square sunflower placemats-Savers
Oxford Hall flatware-Savers
Yellow tureen-Windsor Cottage Antiques
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