Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Autumn Dishes and Accessories

Marc and I love cooking together and trying new foods we've been served or seen someplace. This time of year we look forward to cooking with squash and zucchini and other fall type veggies. Heartier meals come to mind.

Before I go on this is a sunflower I snapped a picture of while we were out galavanting. Next year I hope I remember to plant some at the cottage. Maybe you will remind me?

On Saturday we reinvented a breakfast we'd had at Bob Evans Restaurant some time ago. We made it with Bob Evan's sausage, peppers, tomatoes, home fries, eggs, shredded cheese. Let me say it turned out soooo delish. I know we'll make it again next weekend because we'll HAVE to try the new dishes. I'll share those pics with you then.
Which brings me to this post. WHILE we were at Wegmans looking for the au gratin dishes I found this lovely display of autumn dishes and accessories.

Don't you love them? They would make a beautiful tablescape with some Indian corn and I'd like some fabric napkins to match....a pumpkin...mustard coloured candles or this complementary green colour....or a chocolate brown...or pumpkin?

I like this placement setting with the mosaic design...

You could serve up some nice sharp cheese and crusty bread, or cheese and crackers on this oval plate.

We used to pick wild grapes that grew in vines along the side of the road. They were really small but oh my we made some lovely juice with them. It was very concentrated so we used to mix it with water or with gingerale. It would be so delicious served out of this pitcher.

I really would have liked to have bought myself one of these lovely dishes but I refrained myself this time. At least I could take them home this way and share with you.

Hope you are having a great day today.... Judi xoxo


Julie said...

It is so hard not to buy a lot of all these gorgeous peices, isn't it??? These sunflower dishes are so pretty!!! What time of year would you plant sunflowers in Canada there??? I will try and remember to remind you! LOL!

Marilyn said...

I just love those sunflower dishes. All of the displays are beauties. We have had lots of squash and zucchini this year. Ours start in May and end about now. I am going to try a new recipe my friend gave me. You use a mandolin and cut the s & z really thinly. You let that drain for a while because it will make a lot of liquid. Then squeeze it out even more. Add chopped onion and either bell pepper or jalapeno and 2 eggs. Take this and drop into a fry pan with just 3 T of olive oil. It make a kind a squash fritter. I am going to try it this week.

SmilingSally said...

I love sunflowers. When we were in Italy, we were amazed to see miles and miles of beautiful sunflowers following the sun.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

OMG Judi: That is the most beautiful set of dishes. They are just gorgeous. I love sunflowers, as they are just so clean and fresh and country. That is me, country girl in a big city. Thanks so much for sharing. My DIL would love the mosiac as her kitchen is done in wine bottles. How beautiful are those. Have a wonderful day sweetie. Please stop by and say hi. I would so love to have you visit. Country hugs, Sherry

Lorrie said...

Judi I want to plant some sunflowers next year too. Let's remember together! The sunflower dishes are very pretty.

I'm ready for all the fall recipes too.

The Bob Evans breakfast sounds heavenly..my mouth is watering!

Darlene said...

I love those sunflower dishes...so pretty! That breakfast sounds delicious!!

Judy said...

I love all the gorgeous dishes. Wouldn't it be fun if we had room to buy all the pretty ones we see? I just have one question..what time is breakfast, it sounds delish. Can I bring something?

Judi said...

Hi Judy
On Saturday be there for 9:30..just bring your coffee cup!! *hugs*

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What gorgeous dishes, and I love the sunflowers they are just amazing! Cindy

Joy said...

What pretty fall dishes and the breakfast sounds great. We love Bob Evans home fries.

Lindsay-ann said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful displays you saw. They are gorgeous. I especially love the sunny sunflowers and the mosaic plates. What a fantastic shop.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Those dishes are all very pretty! I wonder if they will some day turn up in one of the Thursday Tablescapes!