Thanksgiving Greetings

November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Day. A day filled with family and friends, and much gratitude.

A Simply Charming, Vintage Find.

When I found this sweet vintage ironstone gravy boat, I knew that I wanted it to grace my Thanksgiving table.

I simply fell for it’s beautiful brown and sepia colonial scene.

Sitting on the table amongst a Thanksgiving bounty, it will make the perfect holiday statement.

Please Pass the Gravy!

This little work of art will fit in so seamlessly with white dinner and serve ware. 

This sweet pitcher is a definite attention getter! 

With its rich brown colonial scene, and stately form…perfect for serving my Thanksgiving gravy.

It is rooted in history.

Thanksgiving Day is all about being grateful. Thank you for joining me on my blogging journey. It means the world to me. Wishing you and yours a beautiful Thanksgiving!

What’s For Dinner? Ranch Beans, In a Little Stoneware Pumpkin Serving Dish

November 4, 2021

There is just something about a warm pot of beans in the fall. To make it even better, add in a slice of French bread and you have yourself a meal.

Beans Served in A Stoneware Pumpkin Serving Dish – Perfect for Fall Entertaining

Growing up on a ranch in Northeastern Nevada, my family ate a lot of beans. My mom made the best pot of beans ever and I’m proud to say that! When I was a kid I didn’t really want to eat beans. Like most kids, I’d rather eat pizza or tacos. We sometimes had tacos, and rarely did we have pizza unless we went to the big city. Mom usually served up a pot of beans with her fresh baked bread.

I had to share this post, because I purchased this stoneware pumpkin serving dish from Target and haven’t had a chance to use it. So I served my pot of beans in it. My husband came home and said, “You’re getting pretty fancy this evening.” This made my heart a little happy.

A Sculptural Pumpkin Bowl

Shaped like a harvest pumpkin, this charming lidded bowl is made of stoneware and finished with a white glaze. So pretty and would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table filled with a tasty side-dish.

This ceramic pumpkin dish is seriously so cute for fall entertaining! While not in use it can be displayed as a decorative accent.

This isn’t a paid posting, but it should be! Lol!

A Great Fall Food!

My Beans – Made Like Mom’s

Ingredients –

-Pinto Beans (2 1/2 cups)

-Water (enough to cover the beans and ham/ham hock)

-Ham, ham hock, or bacon

-Onion (1/2 to 3/4 of an onion)

-Garlic (clove)

-Kosher Salt (personal preference – salt & pepper to your taste)

-Pepper – freshly ground (personal preference)

Directions –

  1. I start my beans a day ahead. Before going to bed, put the beans in a pot, cover with cold water, a lid and let soak overnight.
  2. The next day. Drain and rinse the beans, then put them in a large pot. Cover the beans with water and add the ham (ham hock or bacon), garlic and onion. I like to make sure that the ham hock is mostly covered as well.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low (simmer boil) and cook until the beans are tender, 2 to 3 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally. You don’t want your beans to stick to the pot.
  4. Check the water level as well. I’ve often needed to add a little water.
  5. When the beans are done salt and pepper to taste. I don’t salt or pepper the beans before cooking as I like the ham/ham hock to do it’s job first.

Serve your beans up with bread, French bread, warm biscuits, or corn bread. Any of these are great!

Easy and tasty! A homey kind of ranch meal!

Beans are a healthy food!

I hope this post made you hungry and you make a pot of good ole’ ranch beans. Put them in your special serving dish, or this Target ceramic pumpkin dish.

Do what makes your heart happy!