Saturday, June 09, 2007

Rhapsody in Blue & A Pansy or Two

Here we go again --- another simple table setting ---
this time in blue for Rylan's birthday.

Romaine, mixed garden greens, tomatoes, sweet onions, and sugar peas were the ingredients for a fresh salad garnished with pansy, daisy, and marigold blossoms.

We didn't eat the flowers, but they sure made the salad colorful and inviting!

The salad dressing was a quick homemade vinaigrette made from olive oil, lemon juice, Bragg's Liquid Aminos, salt, stevia, and Italian Seasoning. Blend together until emulsified and then pour into a pretty little pitcher (I used a clear glass creamer).

The menu for this special birthday meal included:

Garden Salad and Dressing
Enchilada Casserole with Corn
Baked Potatoes with Earth Balance
Broccoli Spears
Grape Juice

Chocolate Cake
Today's china:
My mother's Noritake Milford with platinum rim
Vintage 1970's


  1. Oh my goodness, that is so beautiful! I do not know how you find the time and energy to make your home so pretty all the time!

    i look at these photos and dream that my home could look as good.

  2. Love the flowers on the salad! The Pansies are edable I have eaten them on salads too thank you for reminding me to garnish with them! Thank you for stopping by nature-trail! :) NG

  3. How lovely! The salad looks scrumptious :) Your menu looks amazing! Can't wait to visit again and read some more.

  4. Now that is a beautiful salad. The menu sounds wonderful and that cake looked gorgeous. I can tell you are a proud mother!

  5. Your simple setting is simply beautiful! And what a wonderful name, "Rylan"

  6. What a GORGEOUS table!! xoxo

  7. What a lovely table setting and meal for your son's birthday. What a lucky young man he is to have such a talented and loving mama.


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