Thursday, April 30, 2009

Foodie Friday - Easter Eats?

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Foodie Friday which is hosted by our wonderful Dear Gollum at Designs by Gollum.

I know Easter is long past, but I didn't get to share my little food with you. Hope you don't mind.
We eat pretty simply around here and our Easter fare is almost always the same each year. We always have ham. This year we had a honey glazed spiral cut ham. It was so good, juicy and tender.
Have to have Mr. Precious' favorite - sweet potatoes with marshmallows melted on top. Well, the potatoes have been boiled in their jackets and then peeled and mixed with brown sugar, vanilla extract, butter and an egg. Then put in the oven covered with the little white puff balls and baked!

Then English peas! Why are these little pops of green called English? Does anyone know?
And bread! We love our bread and we had Sister Shurbert's frozen rolls. Have you had them? They're really delicious and I always melt a little butter with some parsley flakes and spread on them before they bake.
Then I wanted to show you my Bordallo egg plate with bunnies and carrots all around filled with deviled eggs. Well, not completely filled ~ I added a few strawberries for prettiness! I'm so clever, ya know! :)
Now we're looking at dessert on my old antique server. See my most perfect green candlesticks?
I know this is supposed to be about food, but you can't have food without dishes, can you? :)

Fruit, lovely, juciy friut sitting on my Arthur Court bunny tray. More strawberries, cantelope and blackberries. Blackbabies ~ that's what my children called them when they were little. Of course, they called strawberries ~ strawbabies. See? They got their cleverness from me! You know I'm kidding! :)
What can be easier than a store bought angle food cake sitting on my pretty pink cake stand!
A little whipped cream, sitting in my pink depression bowl, to top your fruit or your cake or both!
I can't help myself! This is just so sweet! Bunny holding olden Easter postcards! I just love sweet, don't you?
I know, I know, I can't help it! I have to show you a few little dessert plates I bought! Oh, and see? I'm useing some very pretty paper napkins. It's okay if they're pretty! :)
I saw these long ago before Easter and just had to have them! They were calling my tiny name! You know how it is!
Little duckies!
Little chickies!
And little rabbits! Aren't they the sweetest thing! I had a hard time useing these little plates though. I had to schooch all of my dessert to one side so I could look at the bunnies! :P

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Roly Poly
Eatin' corn and taters
Hungry every minute of the day
Roly Poly
Gnawin' on a biscuit
As long as he can chew it it's okay

He can eat an apple pie
And never even bat an eye
He likes anything from soup to hay
Roly Poly
Daddy's little fatty
I bet he's gonna be a man someday

Roly Poly
Scrambled eggs for breakfast
Bread and jelly twenty times a day
Roly Poly
He eats a hearty dinner
He needs lots of strength to sing and play

He's up at dawn to do the chores
And he runs both ways through all the stores
He works up an appetite that way
Roly Poly
Daddy's little fatty
Fatty's gonna be a man someday
~ sung by Hank Williams


  1. Shelia, you really outdid yourself at Easter. Not only does your food look scrumptous, but my, my I love your plates! Those might be just the cutest little things I've seen in awhile. Little, chicks, duckies and rabbits. Everyone arounds here's always luck to get a plate that matches much less something thats cute! LOL LOL!

  2. WOW...every thing from the food to your dishes to your sweet personality made this a WONDERFUL post, dearness one. I loved every minute of it. I know your family loved it all, too.
    xo bj

  3. I love those plates with the ducks, chicks, & rabbits on them. They are too cute to cover up with food. Well, maybe something small up in the corner. Have a great weekend. Sally

  4. Those plates are adorable (with the bunnies, and chicks, etc.). Everything looks so pretty and delicious, and since I heart vintage post cards, I really enjoyed seeing all of yours on that bunny holder. Your egg plate is so pretty too. laurie

  5. I want to eat at your house for Easter! Those little plates are all so cute. The ham is making my mouth water:) YUM!

  6. Loved it all, especially the song at the end! It was perfect.

  7. It's definitely not too late to show your Easter food, especially when it's a feast for the eyes like this! The food looks yummy, but the table setting and decorations are even yummier! Oh, I do love those cute little plates! I wouldn't have wanted to put food on them because they are so precious. Also loved your pink cake plates.

    Thanks for sharing!


  8. That's one of my favorite meals of all. Your dining room looks just beautiful for Easter dinner. I had forgotten how pretty that room is. Glad we got to see it. :)

  9. everything looks amazing! now i'm drooling...

  10. OH Pickle you out did yourself again my friend...PLEASE tell me how you keep up with it all...girl I am so far behind with my comments and trying to do a do you do it...Its all just lovely my those little dishes would have screamed my name also...oh and I got more dishes today have not a clue where to hide them..still sitting on my table looking for a home ha ha!! I am a sick pup when it comes to dishes...why can't I collect thrimbles ha ha!! May you have a great Friday my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  11. Oh, what a fine Southern meal! I know Mr. Precious must have enjoyed Easter dinner! Your chick and bunny dishes have to be the most adorable ever!

  12. Hello Sheila I'm still making my Blue Monday visits. What a beautiful table setting. All your posts have been just gorgeous since I've been here last. You always make me smile!
    Bless you, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  13. What a wonderful Easter table and easter menu -- love your dishes! And the menu -- a real Easter dinner!

  14. You may call it simple but it looks like a divine southern feast to me.
    I'm going to borrow you idea to put strawberries on the egg plate! I never need that many deviled eggs so I hate to use those plates. Now I know how to fill in the holes!!!

    Thanks, Bridge, Bridgie, Gigi, Bigeee or just plain old Bridget

  15. Your buffet looks gorgeous and inviting and those easter plates are adorable!
    ~Really Rainey~

  16. Bordallo egg plate is unique, and of course yummy eggs.
    I like your dessert plates
    and all food looks beautiful.
    Shelia, you are very creative in kitchen,
    not only in kitchen.

    God bless!

  17. Always a joy to see what pretties you come up with. Easter at your home was just lovely. I especially love the egg dish. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Give your mom my best wishes.

  18. Sheila, what a gorgeous setting for Easter! You really are the clever one.... love those plates!

  19. Morning Shelia~

    What a yummy Foodie Friday and of course your dishes with the sweet little duckies are just too priceless!

    Hugs~ J

  20. I always know that I will leave lyour sight smiling! I do think those grandchildren got their cleverness from you :)! What wonderful food and abeautiful presentation!

  21. Holy cow, woman! Please tell me all that food wasn't just for you, Mr. Precious and Mom! It all looks soooooooo good though. You've got my tummy rumbling. And could those plates with the duckies be any cuter? I don't think so!

    Justiney :o )

  22. Shelia, with that menu, Easter should be everyday! ;-)

    Your Easter dishes are lovely with the baby Easter animals....

    Happy Friday!

  23. I loved seeing your Easter table and I too do the same menu each year. Maybe that happens a lot. I love the bunny and chickie plates too, how sweet.

    The Raggedy Girl

  24. Your Easter table was worth the wait! Everything looks yummy! But you must share with us where you bought your sweet little plates! They are the cutest ever! ~ Robyn

  25. What a beautfulf table. I love all your wonderful dishes and your looks so yummy. You really out did yourself.

  26. Your Easter dinner had some fav of our family also - sweet potatoes with mallows!!
    All of your serving pieces were so pretty, partial to those cute plates... perfect dessert buffet with the angel food and fruit.
    Great post!

  27. Yummy yummy yummy......did I say yummy? This looks so good, Shelia. My family loves this sort of meal!

  28. I wish I'd been there for this obviously delectable feast. Just the sight of those sweet potatoes makes me drool! I like the simple food. It always seems to taste the very best. Oh, and you set a gorgeous table!

  29. I'll have some of everything, please. I love the new dessert plates.

  30. You think you're late...I haven't even shared my Easter decor yet! ;o) Your Easter spread is a feast for teh eyes as well as teh tummy!

    Thanks for the sympathies on the loss of my Gizzy. He was a wonderful little dog & will always be missed but Cutie Rudy is helping me to deal w/ it.

  31. Shelia! Beautiful Easter things and food, glorious FOOD! Loved this post, dear one. And the olden Easter cards are precious. I have some that belonged to my paternal grandmother. I cherish them.

    Love you...

    Sheila... who hopes Mother Precious is adjusting well in her new home and that you are getting some much deserved rest! :-)

  32. Hi Sweet Shelia, I have enjoyed looking at your Easter Meal and I am starving!!! Everything looks soooo delish and gorgeous too! Nancy

  33. Oh Sheila your Easter "spread" makes my mouth water and my eyes widen! You have touched all the senses in this gorgeous display for your loving family. I just wish we had smellablogs so I could get a little scent of it all! Fabulous!! I love the colors and docorations in your new blog background too. The pink bows are so darned cute! I wish you were my sister because I would take you shopping with me and then let you decorate my house!! Ha ha...Love it!

  34. Shelia everything looks so delicious! You have given me a great idea. I never got one of those egg trays because I didn't want to make that many eggs. I love your idea of filling the extra spaces with fruit. Thank you. Now all I have to do is find a pretty egg tray like yours ♥

  35. Sheila ~ I want to cry!!! That's not a bad thing, it's just your Easter dinner was like eating at my mom's house. I haven't had an Easter dinner like you had since she passed away. I can taste it just looking at the pictures!

    I did chuckle when I saw the deviled egg plate - my Mom always said, every southern lady needs a deviled egg plate! Yes, I have one even though I don't live in the south anymore!

    Thanks for bringing back such wonderful memories!

  36. GM Sweetness, now ya got me thinking, with your talent, dishes and big beautiful home, you could have a wonderful Bed and Breakfast and be the hostest with the mostest. Then we could come and stay a spell. LOL

    I miss ya sweetie, more than you know.

    Love Ya,

  37. It's never too late to share such a wonderful meal! I love all of your serving pieces and decorations!


  38. Dear Shelia! I always thought Southern Cooking was similar to Caribbean Cooking, we make sweet potato pie too! Now you know I'm going to add marshmallows to the top just like you, it sounds delish!

    Everything looks great, you sure can make a table setting shine!

  39. Oh my gosh I am so hungry. That all looked so good. Your buffet is beautiful. The fruit looks so yummy. Bet you didn't have many left overs..

  40. That looks amazing and is my kind of food. I so have to try those potatoes but first I better start running like Mr Precious. Love the plates and that pink cake stand is gorgeous.

    I hope your Mother is going well and things have settled for you.

  41. Shelia, thanks so much for stopping by my kitchen redo. You asked about the dark paste wax. No I do not have to keep putting it on. My cabinets are maple and just had the natural finish on them and I bought the darkest wax I could find. It was like a deep walnut color. Really dark in the can and without any red in it. You really do have to apply it with the grain and then don't let it dry too long before you buff it off. Just like waxing a car. I put two coats on and that was a year ago and you could see from the current pic they still look the same and I have wiped them off a hundred times. Google dark paste wax and dozens of brands will come up. You can choose colors from there. I bought mine at Razmataz. If you have one of those stores they carry it. Good luck, I'd love to hear how it turns out. Hugs, Marty

  42. Delicious food, beautiful dishes and a lovely tablescape. What a perfect combination!...Christine

  43. Shelia
    Its never too late to share your Easter pictures. We had a lovely spiral ham too wasn't it yummy? I have to make the sweet potatoes with looks soo delicious. Your dishes are beautiful and everything is so lovely. Wish we'd been there.
    thank you for sharing

  44. Wow, that Easter dinner looks like a wonderful feast!! Your Bordallo egg plate is precious!! Your antique server is wonderful, and especially with all of those goodies on top of it. Oh my goodness, your desert plates are just to precious!!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful meal with us!! Nicole

  45. I love all your Easter pretties..So glad you shared them!
    And dinner looks good too.
    I just bought those Sister whatsy's rolls. I never heard of them, but I saw them in Sam's Club and I had to get them. I am so glad you mentioned them as I couldn't remember who had said they were so good!..Now I know..and yes they are!

  46. Shelia...I love your always make me laugh. Those bunny plates are plum adorable...and your Easter dinner look soooo good! I even like the...gasp...paper napkins! :-)

  47. Oh...where is Stella? Did I just miss her? I'll check back. Looking forward to your adventures with her! Susan

  48. OH! What a yummy post! Just wish I could reach through the computer screen and pluck some bread and strawberries! Mr. Precious is a lucky man!

  49. Shelia, sweet girl!!! That food is fabulous looking and everything you do is filled with such grace. I love looking!!!!

    Your buddy, Barb

  50. Well, everything just looked beautiful! I have always wanted a deviled egg tray, however all of them only hold one dozen...and that won't must always use a large tray! Your BUNNIES are just the most precious ever!

    Now..the song. :) Do you know that all my life I have heard that song on the radio...and all my life I thought the words to the last verse were "Bet he's gonna be a man some day..." HOW funny! That's how I used to sing it too!
    Yep, I sure did! I am SO embarrassed!! :) I am off the the top post.

  51. Loved those ducky plates and that food....I would like a deviled egg, please:)


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