Monday, September 13, 2010

Thrifty Tea Time Tuesday

it's all about the presentation...
and you can create a masterpiece for pennies!
~*~
I am enjoying a thrifty tea-time Tuesday today
surrounded by little inexpensive treasures!

a simple raspberry cream cake...
sliced & embellished with fresh berries & mint leaves...
then placed on an exquisite glass plate...

I have a passion for glass...
ok - I have an obsession
- but I am working on it -

well...working on finding more!

These beautiful glass pieces were all discovered

for pennies at the local Goodwill Store.

a glass bowl with etched fruit...
.50 cents

two little glass bowls with feet...
$1.75 total

two glass leaf-shaped plates...
.69 cents

a tiny glass saucer...
it matches my cake plate exactly!
.39 cents

a small glass teacup to accompany the saucer...
.50 cents

a perfect match...


Thank you for stopping by
and having tea with me today!
~*~
I am linking to the following Tea Parties:
~*~
Tuesday Tea Party
hosted by Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen
***
Tea Cup Tuesday
hosted by Martha @ Martha's Favorites
***
Teapot & Tea Things Tuesdays
a shared meme hosted by Wanda @ The Plumed Pen
& Pamela @ A Breath of Fresh Air
***
Tea Time Tuesday
hosted by Lady Katherine
***
Tea Time Tuesday
hosted by Sandi @ Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations
***
Tea Cup Tuesday
hosted by Terri @ Artful Affirmations ~*~

Sunday, September 12, 2010

GRANDPARENT'S DAY

Aunt Nanny
&
Nanny
~*~
*
Today is Grandparent's Day!
There is nothing better than your grandparents~
I had the best grandmother in the world and the
year anniversary of her going on to be with the Lord
is fast approaching. The day I thought would never
happen - did happen and time keeps passing by without her.
~*~
*
I imagine so often that it is not real - that I will hear her
voice and feel her hugs and she will be cooking something
delicious for me...or a new cookbook will arrive in the mail...
or the phone will ring and she will be telling me how much
she loves me and my family. No matter how much time elapses-
the memories will never fade - for so much of me is a reflection
of my Nanny - so many things that surround me everyday either
came as a loving gift from my grandmother or were inspired by
the things she imparted to me.
~*~
*
I am so much like the original Concetta!
I have shed many tears lately - I become overwhelmed with
missing her and the realization that she is not with us now.
I purpose to think about that she is now in a glorious place
with the Lord - and it brings me great comfort.
~*~
*
The picture is from last August at Gabriella's 1st Birthday Party.
My Nanny and my Aunt Nanny wearing octopus hats!
This was the last family celebration she was a part of before
going on to be with the Lord - and it was even more special
because my grandmother's sister- Aunt Nanny - was visiting
as well. What a treat! She is so precious to our family and
very loved! I loved watching her and my grandmother-
beloved sisters who adored each other! It always reminded me
of me and my sisters. They talked on the phone everyday- and
if the Yankees were playing they would be on the phone
for hours during the game!
~*~
*
My Aunt Nanny is coming for a visit! I talked to her
on the phone (or should I say I blubbered to her-I was
crying so much I could hardly choke any words out!) and
she will be arriving this week - I am so excited!!!
I know we will reminisce about the greatest grandmother
that ever graced the earth - the Nanny of my life.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kitchenettes' Anniversary Party Prep

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION INVITATION

THE KITCHENETTES

It is hard to imagine that our hospitality club
is celebrating our one-year anniversary!
It has truly been a remarkable adventure with all
of these girls and I have loved every moment!
~*~
We will be having a mother-daughter extravaganza
at the home of our beloved Pastor Phyllis.
She will be making the most delicious Italian Feast
and the girls will be responsible for cooking all of
the appetizers and desserts with their moms for the
grand occasion!
~*~
A fun-filled day preparing for our upcoming event
by making hand-crafted invitations and partaking
in a cooking marathon of all the dishes to be served!
~*~


Morgan~Arianah~Charissa~Andrea

Jordan ~ Victoria

Making Gooey Butter Bars

Kimmie ~ Ashley ~ Andrea

Preparing Baby Cheesecakes

Delicious chocolate cream for the trifle...

a masterpiece in the making...


luscious layers of heaven...

decadent desserts...

baking in the oven...my home smells so good...

homemade whipped cream...

Gooey Butter Bars

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Dream Trifle

Luncheon Feast

a lovely table set for the girls...

beautiful olive dishes... enjoying lunch...

scrumptious sandwiches

chips and dip

fresh fruit

&

The Kitchenettes' Signature Beverage
Shirley Temple Sparkle

making invitations for all the moms...



We jam pack quite alot in a few hours!
We ate a delightful lunch together...
Cooked and Baked:
Creamy Herb Crescent
Chocolate Dream Trifle
(click on red letters for recipe)
&
crafted paper art invitations
for an affair to remember...

so adorable...

the most precious girls in the world...
~*~
I am linking to the following
fabulous food parties:
*

Monday, September 6, 2010

French Coconut Pie

A beautiful cup to be filled with tea...

a slice of pie...

the perfect afternoon treat...
~*~
French Coconut Pie

Ingredients:4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
, beaten
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 c coconut
1 cup milk

1 (9-inch) unbaked pie
shell

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine melted butter,
eggs, flour, sugar, coconut, and milk.
Pour coconut mixture into pie shell.
Bake 45-60 minutes - until firm. Chill well.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a cup of tea.

~*~
I am linking to the following Tea Parties:~*~
Tuesday Tea Party hosted by Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen
***
Tea Cup Tuesday hosted by Martha @ Martha's Favorites
***
Teapot & Tea Things Tuesdays a shared meme hosted by Wanda @ The Plumed Pen & Pamela @ A Breath of Fresh Air
***
Tea Time Tuesday hosted by Lady Katherine
***
Tea Time Tuesday
hosted by Sandi @ Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations
***
hosted by Terri @ Artful Affirmations~*~
 
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CONCETTA'S RECIPES

The Kitchenettes ~ A Hospitality Club

Romans 12:13
Pursue the practice of hospitality.

The Kitchenettes is all about teaching and mentoring young girls in the art of hospitality. It is so much more than cooking or doing domestic tasks ~ hospitality is the very heart of God ~ a demonstration of pouring His love onto others. This group of young girls are learning the very nature and character of God as they serve people and sharpen their skills in homemaking.

NAME LEGACIES

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