Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Brown & White Wednesday

Happy Wednesday my friends!  When thinking about what I would write for this White Wednesday post I thought about my brown and white dishes that I like to pull out for Thanksgiving and since Thanksgiving is tomorrow, I though it would be perfect to share them with you.

The day I took these pictures, I had made homemade potatoe soup the day before and was wanting to make white bean soup, which I'll share the recipe with you below, that you'll see in the picture too.

I love all the colors of brown in these plates and how they all go together:

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See those cute little pumpkins, I bought them at Laurie Anna's last season. 

Bittersweet with a pumpkin, it just wouldn't be Fall without them:

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An overall view:

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Can you see the soup, yum it's so good:

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See what I mean, okay are you ready for the recipe:

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I will be pulling out more of my Thanksgiving dishes by the time this post is completed and glasses and decorations and adding more to this place setting.

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The candle that's burning is one of Jill Suzanne's awesome candles that I buy each time in Warrenton.  Contact her if you are interested in purchasing them.  You can click on her name to be directed to her website.

White Bean Soup Recipe:
As I mentioned, I had leftover homemade potato soup from the day before and thought this would be a good base since it already had the broth and potatoes to make a good thickening for this soup.  To make the potato soup all I did was chop potatoes into cubes and add to broth and cook until tender.  Then, I took the potatoes with very little broth and blended in the blender with milk.  This will make the soup mixture very thick.  Add back to the pot and you will need to either add more broth or more milk and even a little water if it is too thick.  Once it returns to a boil, laddle into your soup bowl and add cheese and crutons on top.

Now, for the Bean Soup, I sauteed bacon until very crisp and then I removed bacon to drain.  To the bacon fat, I sauteed 1/2 an onion chopped, 3 large carrots and once soft I added a few leaves of collard greens that were chopped and cooked for a few minutes.  I also had leftover pork roast that I chopped and added to this (it might even be good if you have leftover turkey).  I then added this mixture to the potato soup base, added more broth, and returned to a boil.  Sorry, I don't measure anything so you'll just have to add as much of each as you like.  I added salt and pepper too.  Enjoy!! 

Be sure to visit Kathleen's blog for all the other White Wednesday participants. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!


  1. Love your brown and white transferware. It is just gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. LOVE your table setting and the dishes are awesome! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your family. That's what its all about!

    Take care, Sue

  3. You set a beautiful table- can't go wrong with brown transferware and white ironstone. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. What a beautiful Thanksgiving table setting!


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