15 In Misc

KITCHEN THINGS

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Last night Jane had friends over for dinner, so Carol and I cooked a delicious three bean chili.  I will post the recipe later.  

Because a giant clam has taken over my dining table…..

Clam 

we decided to have dinner in my kitchen.  (my dining table is really my office anyway) Here is a photo of my kitchen.  

Down shot of kitchen
It's been like this forever, and I think I'm ready for a change.  Just a little change, maybe a bit more formal.  I like this kitchen below featured in the current Elle Decor.

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I love the china cabinet in this kitchen.

Elle decor 

I really love the color of the walls and the white cabinets.  I'm thinking of moving my hanging pot holder, and putting a little chandelier in it's place.  (we do bump our heads often)   Back to last night, here are some photos…..

Dining
 

Better biscotti 

Home made biscotti–again.

Roses 

Cornbread 

Carol and I made cornbread to go with the chili.  (I actually use Martha White's mix–it has never let me down, and I'm lazy.)

Table 2 

Cheers 

Jane and her guests.  I'll post the three bean chili recipe in just a bit.

Chilli
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

  • Runtabellamom
    July 8, 2010 at 11:14 am

    What a nice mom you are!! The Chilli looks great! And… I love the kitchen just the way it is.

  • Monique Roberts
    July 8, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Thanks for having us all over! Everything was wonderful!

  • bravegrrl
    July 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

    looks amazing can’t wait for the chili recipe 🙂

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    July 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Monique-You’re so welcome–let’s do it again!!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    July 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    runtabellamom–you think? I think it needs a little help! Are you getting ready for your trip?

  • Fred Holston
    July 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for dinner Judy, the meal was absolutely delicious and the company was even better. We’ll have to do it again soon!

  • The Photodiarist
    July 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Oh how lovely!! You are an awesome Mom! And Carol is quite a chef/baker!

  • Prêt à Porter P
    July 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I think your home is beautiful before, after, during… it is beyond! Beautiful dining room.
    And Carol is really quite the chef! You and your girls each have their own way of showing their creativity. 🙂

  • Chicspace
    July 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I love your plates (and your home, so beautiful). May I ask where your plates are from? The goblets are wonderful, too!
    Has Carol started a food blog?

  • Gigi
    July 8, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    If only I were as stylish as Carol at that age! And, yes, Martha White has never let me down either – and I’m lazy.

  • Eleanor ~ Shopping The Closet
    July 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Absolutely drool inducing dining room!
    I am envious of that giant clam shell…

  • hanna
    July 8, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I love the table and chair in your kitchen, but the elle decor kitchen is very pretty, too.

  • runtabellamom
    July 9, 2010 at 6:35 am

    yep … getting ready for my trip. Your house looks amazing these days!!

  • Nicole
    July 9, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Let me know if you want to get rid of those S chairs! I’m dying for a set and live in Dallas 🙂 I CANNOT WAIT to see Jane’s room by the way!

  • sam
    July 13, 2010 at 8:20 am

    That is a gorgeous table! And I loved that kitchen in Elle Decor too (shocker). I just showed it to Bret last night for the paint color. xo