It's inevitable, isn't it? When Fall and Winter rolls around, we start thinking about warmth, comfort, and seasonal beauty.
Our table is no exception, either.
There is something about a big platter of deliciously warm pasta that makes our hearts as happy as our tummies. Or it does for this girl, at least!
When I fire up the stove to make something as creamy -good as this chicken and pasta in white asiago cheese sauce, I can't help myself; I think about, well, how happy my taste buds will be. Then, I think about presentation, color and my table. Yep, what's on that table of mine is almost as important as what's on the plate. Almost ;-)
For me, it's as simple as contrast; I want a big helping of color to go with my plate of deliciously creamy-white sauce and pasta. Nooo...I don't mean anything fancy; it's more about the idea than lots of fussy place setting.
Maybe I'll bring in some greenery from the outdoors to place on the table. If I have a vibrantly bright serving dish to contrast with my recipe, then that's what gets the serving duty nod for the meal.
But, do you know what's even more important than colorful dishware or pretty greenery? You. And any friends or family you may be cooking for. Treating yourself and loved ones to a great meal is the finest table topper I can think of. So, bundle up, enjoy the recipe below, and cherish the beauty of the changing season.
Creating the Masterpiece:
Credit: This recipe adapted from the awesome version created by TheNewTricia, featured in AllRecipes.
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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf.
While there is no end to the personality of a well-heeled table, there is something to be said for the elegant simplicity of the under-stated table.
New Year Reflections: Loved Ones Around the Table
Take this day, this month and the new year to reflect with gratitude on the blessings small and large which have come your way. For so many that are in loss, may peace be upon you as you move forward with memories and love. Some of our loved ones get to be around our table this year, and some reside in our hearts.
Fall is approaching. There's a tinge in the morning air and the leaves will be arrayed in vibrant color soon. All of this seasonal change calls for delicious comfort food and equally delectable artisan handcrafted dinnerware.