Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Red & White Dinner With Friends

It was time to gather all our friends and have a summer dinner.  I had visions of a Utah desert inspired table, but when I opened the drawer and saw the quilted place mats, I quickly changed gears.
Placemats - Home Goods
Rattan Chargers - Linens & More
Red Plates - Home Goods
Johnson Bros White plates
Gingham napkins- Pier One
White striped glasses - Old Time Pottery
Flatware- Onieda Sheraton
Crochet runner - Queen of Hearts
I just love the cheerfulness that red and white brings to a table!  

Daisy Mae wanted to make sure the olive oil on the table was up to her standards. 

Annabells from my garden.  They will keep for years before they fade.  Wooden trough from Round Top.  
Summer Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce & Grilled Chicken (recipe below)
Arugula Salad with Prosciutto and Fig Basalmic Dressing
Homemade Focaccia with Herb Infused Olive Oil
Lemon Ice Box Pie with Blueberries and Whipped Cream

Pasta Recipe

This is one of the BEST summer recipes for ripe tomatoes ever!  I add fresh mozzarella or grilled Chicken strips, or both. It is very important to use only Angel Hair pasta.