Friday, February 20, 2009

Foodie Friday and Comfort Food

I'm so excited to be participating in the first Foodie Friday. Hosted by our esteemed Gollum over at http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/ . I had to smile to myself the other day when Gollum was talking about Dr. Gollum thinking this means real food.. that's what I call it around here when I cook. Mr. P. doesn't eat a whole lot, so there's no actual cooking per say.. So, maybe between me joining in Foodie Friday and tablescaping , I'll cook more and maybe he'll eat more.. :-)


I just had to include the incredible shot of the urn once again.. :-) You might need some salt and pepper....

Oh my.. the ladybug is still around.. anyone figure it out yet? :-))

Yummy.. fried chicken...Layered in a glass dish on the most delicate of feet..Doesn't this look delicious? Feel free to grab yourself a piece. I actually have more in the oven keeping it warm for all my guests.
Now, I see a hole in the dish of chicken ..looks like Mr. P might have grabbed the wing.. ummm

Look who decided to join us this week. Miss Scooter. She's waiting oh so patiently. Hoping, really hoping, I'll turn my back so she can grab a piece of chicken.. But, as you can see Miss Scooter is a tad over weight (too many treats for doing her tricks), so she can't have a morsel of chicken.

Let's add some mashed potatoes.. I would have mashed potatoes with every meal if it were possible.

Close up...

I chose to add the antique green bowl for dessert.

Doesn't this look delicious? Butterfly sliced cre'me cake, sugar free of course. Mr. P. can't have sugar..sorry girls have to bake for the man of the house.. lol

Miss Scooter has even crossed her little paw, thinking I might cave because she's being such a lady.. sorry darling no dice.. :-)) Your mama still loves you ! You just can't have any chicken..

Yummy... this is delicious. My original plan was to put some strawberries on it. Best layed plans..The frozen ones were out of stock, the fresh ones looked days old.. so.. I had to punt, grab a fork, a hot cup of coffee and just go for it...lol.. Please join me for some.

Now, has anyone figured out what our cute little lady bug actually is? See her clear little stick? Drum roll please...... She's a Swizzle Stirrer. Had any of you guessed? In my original post I told you she was a gift from my daughter. I cherish these little beauties..



This was just the most fun I've had in a long time. I totally forgot until after the meal was over to take photos of the sweet corn and the homemade biscuits.. sure hope you didn't miss them.. lol
A big thank you to Gollum for hosting the first Foodie Friday. Don't forget to swing over to check out a full list of participants.
Now, I'm off to see the other wonderful Foodie Friday posts. hugs ~lynne~





57 comments:

marty39 said...

Oh Lynne, chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy and warm bread is my most favorite meal in the whole world. I would be in heaven at your gorgeous table and wonderful menu. I could just taste how good it was. Hugs, Marty

Gollum said...

A swizzle stick! Who would've thought?!!! Yes, I believe I will have some chicken and mashed potatoes--I LOVE the bowls and the Majolica. I need to find where I packed mine.
More than dishes, I need to make a sugar free butterfly cake--if I'm going to eat carbs, this is the way to do it! I'm so glad you came to the potluck!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne, :)

YUMMY! I love this meal. One of my all time favorites too. Love the swizzle stick. How cute is that?

How did I miss knowing about Foodie Friday?
It sounds so fun! Sigh. I'll have to join in next week.

Have a good one.
~Melissa :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne,

This meal looks so delicious, wish I could fly over!! The fried chicken looks really good, do you have the recipe to share? And always, I love seeing everyones serving dishes, I'm big on them and am always adding to my "collection". I adore all of yours. :-)

That ladybug is a hit! The ones we have in Michigan though are real pests. The fartmers purchase a special species to eat bugs that destroy their crops and these things BITE! They get in my house and collect on window sills and land everywhere. Hate to ruin the whimsy of your little cutie, most ladybugs are really sweet!

Great Foodie Friday post Lynne!

xoxo
Janie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am starving! I love fried chicken, and I believe I'd like to have a drumstick, please, Lynne!

And that cake looks mouth-watering, too.

And your lady bug! How cute!

And that precious pup is the crowing touch. I'm always a sucker for a cute dog!

Happy Foodie Friday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

prof en retraite said...

Oh Lynne! This looks so yummy! I think this is just about my favorite meal!! Now I've gotta have some fried chicken! I think Foodie Friday is going to make me fat!! lol... Debbie

Shelia said...

Oh, Lynne, this is my kind of meal! I love fried chicken but don't eat it very much. Love mashed potatoes too! Oh, I'm feeling so sorry for poor little Miss Scooter! Just a crumb, Mommy? The cream cake sounds delicious. I know, I love strawberries too. We have them in the grocery stores, but like yours, they don't look so hot!
Nice job, Dear ONe.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

santamaker said...

Girl, your meals looks finger lickin' good, now don't be a stranger and come over for some of my electric lemonade!

Diane said...

Lynne, What a fabulous meal & a beautiful tablescape too! Yummm! I need dessert now, so could you please pass the cream cake? ♥

Miss Scooter is so precious! Give her a big hug for me! Oh, where's Bailey, or is it Murphy? I have one of each! ☺

carolinajewel said...

Wonderful supper especially mashed potatoes!!!! :D Jewel

once in a blue moon... said...

yummy, thanks for sharing!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I agree with Miss Scooter, this looks yummy! Swizzle sticks! You smarty! That is too cute. laurie

Lady Katherine said...

Swizzle stick ladybug! I would never have guessed! Such a cute idea! Love that the chicken is served on the crystal platter. I love chicken and mashed potatoes! Hubby loves it but want his homemade biscuits! lol I was hoping my post would show up from TT and for FF I am thinking you saw it on both sites. I wasn't sure how to post to two site, for the same article. Hope I did it right, I could no figur how to add a link to both sites main page! Love those lady bugs

salmagundi said...

Now, I love fried chicken. I rarely fix it as it never quite lives up to my mother's. She was the best chicken fryer ever! Enjoy your dinner. Sally

xinex said...

Mmmm, everything is so yummy, Lynne. Can I have seconds? Eating that delicious food in your beautiful dishes is really a treat!...Christine

mbkatc230 said...

Everything looks wonderful, and fried chicken is one of my favorites! I could also have mashed potatoes with every meal - heck, who am I kidding, I could have mashed potatoes AS my every meal lol. I never would have guessed that those ladybugs were swizzle sticks - how cute! Wonderful post Lynne, hugs, Kathy (ps it may have been my DH who swiped that wing)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have only visited yours and Gollum's Foodie Fridays so far, and I am starved. I need to turn the computer off and go to bed, before I start late night eating! :) Wow - that chicken looks so good.
Glenda

Susan said...

Yumm...fried chicken... on your pretty plates... I'll have a breast please!

Happy Foodie Friday!

Susan

Dixie said...

comfort food Heaven... Dixie

Cynthia said...

Lynne,
This is so heavenly looking. My favorite kind of food! I must get to bed or I will start eating after looking at all this wonderful food. Cindy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You are so GOOD at this Lynne! I am always in aw of your ability. Those tulips are real? Silks are so lovely now you can never tell. I think that little lady bug is a perfect little Spring addition. It's fun to see everyone in such a rush to Springtime. Oh...and I see a little bunny over there in the corner on the floor!! OH..and a little baby one nearby..
Charm and sweetness and cozyness everywhere you look! :) Joy..I needed this right now. My escape..this blogging.
Sending you a warm hug Lynne.. and thanks for the joy and love you share!
Mona

Tamara Jansen said...

Your fried chicken looks so delicious! I only serve chicken that looks that tasty when I buy Kentucky Fried :)

Happy To Be said...

Oh Yum..Girl I know I am late so I sure hope you saved me a breast..love those plate..and that lady bug is a stick..well I guessed wrong so you get to keep it now..it all looks great girl..Now those mash potaotes give me a fork I would eat the whole bowl of them..love ya sis...we need to play catch up..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Luminata said...

Recently, I enjoy making and looking at comfort food instead of eating it. Maybe something is wrong with me. I don't know. :)

Nice blog though. :)

http://luminata55.blogspot.com

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

We love pan fried chicken. We don't have it very often. As children, we both had chicken every Sunday!

J is one of the premier chicken fryers at the Knights of Columbus Hall. They're pretty famous in our part of the world, for their chicken. That's deep fried. J generally fries or chicken outdoors. But once in awhile, we crave that good old fashioned pan fried chicken!

Great post, Lynne!

tardevil said...

You're making me hungry, and it's only 8 a.m.! That sugar-free cake looked really cute too. Like the swizzle stick idea! I'll have to remember that one! Have a great weekend! :O)

~CC Catherine said...

Lynne, Still love this scape., and little Scooter hanging out while you whip the potatoes., he's so cute. Everything looks yummy! ;)~CC Catherine

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

It all looks so beautiful and fabulously delicious Lynne!! Gorgeous job!! I'll be right over :)

Hugs, Cynthia

onlymehere said...

This was fun and I loved the lady bug!!

Beth at Aunties said...

It ALL looks delicious even for breakfast this morning. I adored the cute ladybug and the tulips.

Have a wonderful weekend!

♥♥♥

Sharon said...

What a beautiful post! Such lovely dishes and table setting. You've, hopefully, inspired me to at least clean off my kitchen table! LOL! Thanks - Sharon

Kristen said...

A swizzle stick!!!!

I was not thinking along those lines at all...LOL...I thought maybe a pin or earring...LOL

I definately had a piece of chicken , with mashed potatoes and the cake...please excuse the crumbs

Yummmy

glimpse of my world said...

Fried chicken and a beautiful table... served on a Friday.. Now.. that is life!

Enjoy!
Valarie

CC said...

Yay, more fried chicken for me!

Gotta try this recipe, too! Thanks!
Carolyn

sue said...

Lynne! Fabulous meal darlin, my favorite, fried chicken and mashed potatoes! Did you make milk gravy? I just opened a box of microwave boneless BBQ chicken wings, BOO HOO, but I ate the whole box! (it was small!) Gosh I wish I was a cook... Have a great weekend!!

Glenda said...

I think a requirement for Foodie Friday should be to include the recipes for the dishes shown. You have made me so hungry for fried chicken that DH will now have to stop on the way home for some take-out, from our favorite purveyor Church's. Just love their honey biscuits, maybe not homemade but close enough. Those potatoes look absolutely scrumptious.

I'm gonna tell DH his unscheduled stop is all Lynne and Gollum's fault, but once he starts eating he won't care whose idea it was. He'll be too busy enjoying, to take the time to place any blame.

Raggedy Girl said...

Everything looks so good and since I have been sick this week this is the closest this house has been to a home cooked meal, so thanks!

Have a great weekend from
Roberta Anne

Bo said...

Yum Lynne...you know your menu is nectar to the gods here in the South don't you...LOL! I had s fried chicken leg for lunch today.
Those lady bugs are swizzle sticks??? I adore them... ;-) Bo

Chris said...

This sounds like a meal we had every Sunday when I was a kid. I was trying to see where your from, but couldn't find it. But, I just know your from the south. :)

Hugs,
Chris

bj said...

Oh, my gosh...i love fried chicken so much...only the white meat, of course!! :O)
We don't eat fried foods very often and every now and then we get so hungry for fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy ...ooooooo!!

Paula Bee said...

Dear Lynne,

I wish I were invited to your house for dinner tonight! It looks delicious. Thanks, Paula

Foley said...

You just made my favorite Sunday meal!! Impressed how well behaved Scooter was!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Lynne, I just read @ Beverly's that your husband is in teh hospital. My prayesr are with you both.

Belinda said...

Oh, Lynne...some of my VERY favorite things! Fried chicken, and mashed potatoes...and of course cake! Sugar free or not, it looks delicious. And I was going to say, "oh, yes please, I'll take a wing, thanks so much", and then the next line reported that Mr. P had got to it first! lol And the ladybug swizzle stick? So cute! And I wouldn't have guessed! Everything looks beautiful. I will have to join in on Foodie Fridays for sure...in my ealier blogging days, all I EVER blogged about was food. :-)

Melissa Miller said...

Lynne,
I'm so sorry about your hubby being ill.
I am praying for you both.
~Melissa

Susan said...

Lynne
Just found out your husband is in the hospital... I hope he is okay (at least he is in good hands)

Will say an extra prayer for you when I say my prayers tonight....

Don't forget to take care of you during all the "craziness" (you know, eat, sleep, etc)

If you need anything...let me know!

Susan

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Yummy Yummy! That little lady bug is so precious too and I love those tulips!

I hope all is going well with you-Did I hear you DH is having some problems/ well I am praying either way!

blessings
mary

Jessica said...

YUMM~YUMM~YUMMY!

This looks great and I just love the lady bug. Hope you had a great weekend!

Hugs~ J

lvroftiques said...

Lynne I wanted you to know I was thinking about you. Hope everything is going well. Love Vanna

Chrissy said...

MMMM! Comfort food at its best!! Just wanted to say hi and to wish you a wonderful week...oh and to tell you I got myself a "home staging" job, not sure how it will go, one of our neighbours, but the house is, well, awful!! SO wish me luck, will keep me busy when I am off thats for sure!! Talk soon,xx0x0x0

Betsy said...

OK...I'm blogging to pass a little time before starting dinner, so I'm already hungry and then I come over here and see all this wonderful food ...and so beautifully arranged on your table! Yum, yum! And your dog is a beauty, too! :)

CoolStuffForDads.com said...

Fried chicken and mashed potatoes, what a great home cooked meal. I wish we had more time in the day to prepare dishes like these. I am feeling very hungry now!

Regards,
CoolStuffForDads

Cindy J. said...

Lynne dear thinking of you with many prayers in my heart for you and your precious Bill. Missing you and wishing the best. Love, Cindy

Chrissy said...

Hey you....everything alright I hope, stop by when you have a minute so I know your still kicken!!! xooxoxox

Linda said...

Hi Lynne just dropped by and I'm glad I did. MMMMgood. I'm so hungry now. I love the lady bug on your flowers. I'm a big fan. Have a great day! Linda

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Cake and mashed potatoes, it just doesn't get any better.

Athella said...

Everything looks fabulous! ~Athella