Friday, September 26, 2014

Countdown to Halloween!

Halloween is a holiday all about fun...and sugar! What's not to like?
While I rarely use orange in my decorating, I go "whole-hog" when it comes to Halloween. I look at my decorations, and I think, yes, I think I can squeeze 12 more pumpkins in there.

This tablescape uses tangerine, sunflower, and poppy Fiesta, as well as vintage yellow.

I found these striped glasses at a First Fridays antique weekend and loved them. They coordinate nicely with Fiesta. If you are ever in Kansas City during the first weekend of the month, be sure to check out First Fridays (really it is the whole weekend) in the West Bottoms antiquing district.

There is so much to see and do. You will find many bargains and have a blast. And, did I mention there are FOOD TRUCKS??? Yes, my favorite is the Crave truck.  Yummmmmm!

This overhead view kind of disorients me. I am not sure why I took the photo at this angle, but it gives you a glimpse of the whole table.

The tablecloth came from a thrift store. I rarely buy new linens. I prefer garage sales, estates sales and thrift stores.

See those black napkins? Here is a little secret--they aren't really napkins. I have discovered Hobby Lobby sells hankerchiefs for 99 cents apiece. You can have a multitude of colors and change them with every tablescape.

Happy Halloween and Happy Tablescaping! Now, go scare up some dishing fun of your own.

I am sharing at Between Naps on the Porch.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Roasted Tomato Sauce

This sauce is very easy. I originally saw the recipe on, and loved it.

Roasted Tomato Sauce

3 lbs. Roma tomatoes, slice in half lengthwise
1 red bell pepper, sliced in half lengthwise and seeded
1 white onion, peeled and cut into large chunks
6 cloves garlic, peeled
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Place all ingredients on a large sheet pan. I cover mine in foil for easier clean-up. Salt and pepper the veggies. Drizzle olive oil over the veggies. Roast at 425 for 1 hour. After it is done cooking, place ingredients in food processor and pulse until you have a nice sauce.