SIMPLE COUNTRY PLEASURES
When I wrote the subtitle, Simple Country Pleasures, I was reminded of the late Jo Northrup and her column in Country Living Magazine. The magazine continues the column.
I mentioned Jo Northrup in the original post, where I found some of the photos used here.
We are meeting ourselves coming and going. We seem to be running around like the proverbial chicken.
I found the table photos in a post from 2011. Other photos are current.
The small round table and four chairs were in the hearth room. The set has since moved to J’s lodge.
I kind of miss having the table in the hearth room. It is a great table for two.
With our busy week, I didn’t want to take the time to set the dining room table and setting the back porch table is simply out of the question. Heat and humidity have arrived; a tad late to Summer’s party, but here nevertheless.
The post, these photos were included in, was not linked to a party. I decided they would do just fine for Let’s Dish this week.
Stella D’Oro Lily
Liriope Blooms and Blades
The dishes are Mikasa French Countryside. The crocks are from my little collection. The flowers from our gardens two years ago.
SIMPLE COUNTRY MEALS
I made a big pot of vegetable beef soup over the weekend. Even with the warmish summertime temperatures, it was very good.
Panera bread, yum.
Monday, I made a big pot of green beans and potatoes. I also made a peach cobbler. These are definitely simple country pleasures.
The cobbler sat on the counter near a small pitcher of spoons. Pretty handy for having a sample every time we passed through the kitchen. There is only a smidgen left.
There are no photos of the green beans or cobbler.
While making soup for Sunday’s supper, I was reminded of Mr. Sunday’s Soups. I saw Chris and Lorraine Wallace interviewed, when the book was published a couple of years ago. I thought it sounded like a good cookbook to add to my ever growing collection. I love cookbooks.
I didn’t get around to ordering the book until this past Sunday.
I had free shipping for two day delivery at Amazon. The book arrived in the Tuesday mail. J and I plan to make soups from recipes in the book once or twice a month. I will try to remember to let you know how that works out.