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