Talk Of Alabama: Host A Pretty Mother’s Day Celebration

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Cheery vintage tablecloths & linens set the tone.

The main course.
A scrumptious homemade old-fashioned favorite.

Talk Of Alabama
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How To Make A Simple Southern Casserole

Easy Four Step Salad With Entertaining Ideas

Sampling Miss Mary’s Chicken Divan & A Gift Idea

 

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No.1

Glitzy & Glamorous

Blend bold gold & silver elements for an unexpected surprise.
Pretty yard blooms in an antique sugar & creamers
set the tone for a simple, graceful setting.
The heartfelt bouquets double as a sweet gift.

Natural baskets with a traditional weave & vintage napkins
become an instant silverware caddy.
Simply tuck in a few mason jars for a holding pattern.

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No. 2

Balance Scales

Simple white plates, casserole dishes, serving bowls & stemware
keep the look fresh, clean & clutter free.
Gold bow napkin rings clad in traditional silver
add easy charm for a seated place setting.

Rich 1970’s metallic flatware beam floral bouquets & blend seamlessly.
Create a more contemporary look with gold standard pieces
from national home store chains.

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Get The Conversation Started
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Borrow the keepsakes from your collectors piece of instant memories.
Tie the charms at the base of each goblet with twine.
Finish with bright satin ribbon.
Have family members choose a glass & a memory to share during the celebration.

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Herb Garden Party
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Create a beautiful tabletop piece that doubles as mom’s gift.

Look no further than the cupboard for a low shallow bowl to contain the herbs.
Plant a variety of fresh foliage that work well in cocktails & general cooking.

Create a stylish silver trellis for whimsical climbers.
Wrap tag sale silver knives with twine & finish with a poppy satin bow.

Fashion a tag & tuck in a few paper butterflies to complete the look.

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Become A Casserole Queen
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One pan potlucks are the essence of many storied southern soirees.
Old-fashioned, yes. Out of style… never.

buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickMiss Mary’s Chicken Divan
makes about 8 servings

1 {2-oz} package slivered almonds
2 {12-oz} packages frozen broccoli florets, thawed & well drained
4 cups shredded, cooked chicken
2 {10.5-oz} cans cream of chicken soup
1 {8-oz} package shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup whole buttermilk
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
Garnish: fresh parsley

one
Toast the almonds in a 350 degree oven for 6 to 7 minutes.

watch carefully
… these could turn on you in a heartbeat

Remove from the oven & pour onto a dinner plate to keep the nuts from toasting any further.

two
Portion the broccoli in a lightly greased deep-dish 13 x 9-inch casserole dish.
Top with the shredded chicken.

Whisk together the soup, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, the buttermilk,
the lemon juice, the parsley, the salt & the pepper in a large bowl.
Pour the mixture over the broccoli & the chicken in the dish,
spreading to the edges.

three
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Sprinkle with the remaining cheese & toasted almonds.

Return to the oven & bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes
or until the cheese melts & the center is hot & bubbly.

Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

The Salad
use my easy method for a custom created side dish
dress with oil & vinegar or your favorite bottled vinaigrette

one
choose a salad green
spinach leaves * mixed spring greens * kale

two
choose a nut
cashews * toasted pecans * roasted almonds * hazelnuts

three
choose a cheese
feta * queso fresco * Parmesan * blue cheese

four
choose a fruit
dried cranberries * fresh peach slices * fresh strawberry slices * blueberries

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How To Blend Decades Of Tabletop Beloveds Effortlessly
Keep a few ideas in mind when pairing different eras on your tabletop

 A Vivacious Cycle Of Memories

Tablecloths from the 1950’s & the 1960’s are gorgeous linen wardrobe staples.
Bright. Lively. Happy.

The hot colors return & blend beautifully in the 1980’s with loads of sweet bow trims.
A streamlined look is key.

Stacks of easy-to-find white plates & stemware
keep the look flawless & current.

Mixing traditional silver elements & gold is fresh & fun.

When in doubt, less is more.
Edit. Edit. Edit.

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