Thursday, May 7, 2009

Foodie Friday with Stella

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Foodie Friday. This most fabulous event is always hosted by our ever so famous and wonderful Gollum, Micheal Lee, at Designs by Gollum.

Well, most of you know I have a visitor ~ The Most Amazing Stella, our Aida Cloth Paper doll of Blogland! She is a hand full as well as a hoot! She's also very helpful and a very loving little gal!
Needless to say, she has been helping me out tremendously in the kitchen. She's very into the Memes and had to DO Foodie Friday for my post!

So this is Stella's Foodie Friday...

Here is our little Darling, along with her constant companion, Gally, in my kitchen. She has been going through my recipes to find out exactly what she would fix for this post. See, she has her little recipes all picked out! Wonder what she'll cook? Enquiring minds want to know! ;)
Oh, Stella told me she could not cook without her apron and chef's hat on. So I scrambled around until I found just the perfect ensemble for her. She posed and I snapped! Oh, my goodness! Do you see who had to get into the picture ~ Gally! Look at that little silly standing on top on the counter! Get down, Gally! She's peeping around the fridge thinking I won't see her!
I do believe our Stella knows her way around the kitchen! Let's see here, veggies, tomato sauce, garlic and cheeses...sounds like Italian to me or it could be Mexican. Hmmmm...I'll guess I'll have to wait and see. Gally! That little stinker is eating an entire bowl of fruit! Oh, my goodness! She'll definitely have to wear a diaper to bed tonight if you know what I mean! :) or if you get my drift! Oh, no no Nannette! Let's not even go there! :)
While Stella was putting the finishing touches on everything, Gally went outside and started to set the table. She is such a wonderful little helper. Isn't it amazing how my backyard all of a sudden looks like Italy or the south of France? :) Look how lovely the patio table looks! See the lovely centerpiece - well, sidepiece, filled with fresh flowers from my garden of course! :) OH, and look at the way she's adorned the vase with grapes and ribbons. She's good!

Oh, and our Most Marvelous Stella has even dressed for the occasion ~ a lovely pink strapless dress and a hat. Oh, I don't guess anyone told her you're not supposed to wear hats after 4:00 pm. I wonder if our Miss Janice is reading this? She'll give Stella demirits, I just know it! I'll just let it pass since she went to so much trouble to please me! And that silly little Gally! She's put on her little bib so she won't get sauce all over her! That's a little precious fuzzy face! Speaking of fuzzy faces, where's my little Chloe Dawn? She is hiding! Ever since Stella has been here, Chloe Dawn has been so jealous. She won't play with Stella or Gally. My goodness!

Okay, let's see what our Most Wonderful One has prepared for our dinner. I see a nice little pasta salad, grilled eggplant Parmesan and herb crusted tenderloin and chicken with wild rice on the side. Yes, I was correct! We're having Italian food! Yummy! Mr. Precious...dinner is served!

Well, now the reality of cooking a big ole meal has kicked in! Dirty dishes! But our gal Stella is up to the challenge of making my kitchen shine again, of course with a little help from Gally! Stella did make quite a mess of things...sauce is all over the place...on her, Gally (the bib didn't work very well, I guess) and my cabinets! "Okay, okay, Stella, I'll go to the den and watch "Cops" and you can clean up! Tell Gally to get down from the windowsill! What is a Blogland hostess Mommy to do?" :)

Be sure to come back Monday and I'll share with you where our dear Stella is going next!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :) , Stella and Gally

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~
Mambo Italiano


A girl went back to Napoli Because she missed the scenery The native dances and the charming songs But wait a minute, something's wrong Hey, mambo! Mambo italiano! Hey, mambo! Mambo italiano Go, go, go you mixed up sicialiano All you calabraise-a do the mambo like a crazy with a Hey mambo, don't wanna tarantella Hey mambo, no more a mozzarella Hey mambo! Mambo italiano! Try an enchilada with da fish a bac a lab and then a Hey goombah, I love a how you dance a rhumbah But take a some advice paisano Learn how to mambo If you gonna be a square You ain't a gonna go nowhere Hey mambo! mambo italiano! Hey mambo! mambo italiano! Go, go, Joe, shake like a Giovanno Hello kess-a-deetch-a you getta happy in the feets a When you mambo italiano Shake-a Baby shake-a cause i love a when you take a me Mama say "stop-a or I'm gonna go to papa" And a hey ja drool you don't a have to go to school Just make-a wid da beat bambino It's a like a vino Kid you good a lookin' but you don't a-know what's cookin' till you Hey mambo, Mambo italiano Hey mambo, Mambo italiano Ho, ho, ho, you mixed up Siciliano it's a so delish a ev'rybody come copisha How to mambo italianoooooo! 'Ats nice! UNH!
~sung by Rosemary Clooney

40 comments:

  1. Tell Stella I am her Number 1 fan. This is so adorable! And she even has a sidekick!! LOve it to pieces!

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  2. Adorable! Those posts must take eons to put together. How do you do that?

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  3. Stella just has endless talents! Oh I do hope that she and Galley get your kitchen back in shape!

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  4. Stella has been busy this week! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great Mother's Day ~ Susan

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  5. Very creative! Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mother.

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  6. Shelia, you are keeping me in stitches. You are one creative person and just a dear. Stella is so like my grand daughter. I bet she will be ready for bed early tonight this gal is unreal. LOL

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  7. Hi Shelia, Oh I think that Stella is adorable and I can tell she has been having fun with you, but honey who would have fun with sweet Shelia! Happy Mothers Day, Nancy

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  8. Sheilaness, you just outdid yourself this time. This is so cute. I loved every bit of it...
    hugs, bj

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  9. This week with Stella has been so much fun. I loved the beautiful table and her sundress and wow did not know the hat rule...yikes!

    The Raggedy Girl

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  10. Sheila, what a fun post! Stella did a fantastic job, and I know she couldn't have done it without Gally. Dinner looks marvelous, and how lucky that you don't have to clean up that mess. Kathy

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  11. Aren't you just lucky to have a guest like Stella. She is just the cutest and she does all your tablescaping and cooking....Christine

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  12. What a fun post! Stella has had a blast with you. What are you adding to her dress?

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  13. Shelia, I can't believe Stella is so great at learning new things! Awesome visitor she is and Gally is quite a hoot!

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  14. If my husband sees this food Stella cooked, he'll be trying to kidnap her to bring her to our house, especially since she is such a gorgeous cook. She is such a diva in her strapless dress and hat! And if she'll clean up the kitchen after cooking, I may let him kidnap her! Fun post. laurie

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  15. Ask Ms Stella if she will give me cooking lessons! LOL

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  16. Tell Stella that I won't worry about her making a mess. She will be in good company with my teen son who got food all over my kitchen when he last cooked! At least she'll do the dishes. My son didn't.

    How nice that she has been cooking for you, mess or not!

    Kady

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  17. Hey, if this cloth doll really cooks, send her to my house dammit! LOL!

    And you still haven't told me what program you're using to put Stella in pictures!

    Justiney :o )

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  18. This was priceless! I'm enjoying Stella's visit with you!

    Have a beautiful day!

    Hugs~ J

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  19. Wow, that Stella is quite the accomplished cook! Fab meal, and she even transformed your YARD into an Italian paradise. Or maybe that was Gally's doing.

    I'm not too sure I'd ask a dog to help me do dishes. I might not like HOW they chose to clean them!

    I'm sure Gally used Joy and a good dishrag. Absolutely.

    Shelia -- these Stella adventures are priceless! thanks .. I needed the laugh today!
    Cass

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  20. WOW everyone is going to want Stella to come visit them after all the help she has given you with your tablescapes and cooking and all! CUTE post!!

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  21. Hi Sheila
    I hope Stella and Gally remember how to cook that amazing meal for me when they come back to England!
    Great post, we enjoyed it so much.
    Have a great weekend.
    Lindsay

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  22. Soooo cute. Stella and Gally are a HOOT! But...shhhh..don't you miss your privacy? :) Oh..please don't tell her I asked you that...ok? She IS, after all, MOST precous..though a bit of a handful...and you being the Hostess with the mostest, don't mind one bit, I'm sure! Right? :) I really should have never even asked. So...that being said..I'll just toddle along. Give Stella my love..and Gally too.
    ~Love and hugs~
    Mona

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  23. (could..you please add an "i" to precious..? )
    M.

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  24. what a culinary adventure! love it!

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  25. What fun! And, my Italian husband has been downloading that and similar songs lately! Nice to see the words.

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  26. Looks like it's been a great time with Miss Stella!

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  27. Oh Creative One, you are Stella are having a blast! I sure hope she cleaned up well!
    Have a Happy Mother's Day

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  28. You will need a rest after Miss Stella leaves. Hopefully a weekend of peace and quiet is planned. Sally

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  29. I love the song! I am going to Miss Stella when she leaves your home. I had a fun week with her. Her strapless pink dress is the "Cats Meow". Happy Mother's day to you and your MIL.
    Joyce

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  30. What creativity! Better than cooking :) Stella is a diva!

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  31. That little Stella can sure cook up a storm. Everything looks wonderful. It's been so much fun reading about her this week. I hope you have a lovely weekend ♥

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  32. AND she cooks and cleans up! I think I could forgive her earlier infractions.

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  33. Cute as can be, Shelia! Loved this SO much!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  34. Stella is having way too much fun. That was very clever how you did that!!! Doesn't surprise me mind you! have a good Sunday and I hope Stella lets you lie in a little bit. Or better still now she knows her way around the kitchen she makes you breakfast in bed for Mothers Day. Happy Mothers Day!

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  35. Ha! You are so funny and creative. Love it! :-)

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  36. Hi Sheila, Looks like you and Stella have had a wonderful visit! Your posts are super cute! How did you do all those pictures? I'm impressed! LOL!

    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

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  37. Hi Sally
    Well Stella is certainly keeping herself busy...and you too...*s*.
    I hope she got everything cleaned up and you had a relaxing evening together. It looks like a lot of fun.

    Have a Happy Mother's Day tomorrow...*hugs*
    Judi

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  38. Lordy, Lordy Woman! Is there no end to your talents?

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  39. That Stella can certainly create pretty tablescapes! And she's a snazzy dresser, too! :-) I liked her little furry friend...can't wait to see what her next adventure in your home will be! :-)

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  40. STELLA! I can still hear what's his face yelling that in that movie..
    Quite a gal..many talents! Can you put her in an envelope like Flat Stanley and send her around?

    Happy Mother's Day!

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