Thursday, December 10, 2009

Foodie Friday: A Quick Holiday Supper (with help from Mister the Decorating Dog)

Welcome to another Foodie Friday.

Just when I think I have a month to play house, work catches up with me. However, I am well acquainted with the path of least resistance. When the spirit is willing but the body says NEVER,
try storebought goodies.

Naturally I found these at my favorite grocery.
I actually bought food to cook, too.
After a day of endless chores (and tending to things, like car tags),

I found supper at the deli.

Sweet Potato and pecan bread...

Spinach quiche...
7-layer salad
And cookies! A quiet meal at twilight--with Mister overseeing the decorating details--is my idea of bliss.
I love this time of day, Blue Time, but, like so many of the best things in life, it only lasts seconds.
Participants in this week's Foodie Friday can enter their recipes and blog links here:

45 comments:

  1. Sounds like my kind of day. It is good to see Mister looking well and healthy!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  2. O my lord, child...you have the most BEAUTIFUL home...that last photo is stunning...and, I am totally and forever in love with Mister and I am not even a dog person....He is soooo sweet looking.
    And, I just WISH our store had foods such as this...it all looks so delicious.
    I hope things are going ok with you now...I know you've been soo soo busy..

    Take a deep breath and enjoy every single minute of this Christmas season with your adorable family and animals....:)
    hugs, bj

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  3. Dinner looked delicious...doesn't matter who made it! Your home looks beautiful. Thanks for being our hostess!

    Sue

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  4. I would have enjoyed that dinner, home made or not, it looks SOOO good! So happy to see Mister, he looks terrific! XO, Pinky

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  5. gosh just when you thought you had a month to play... and no new dishes since summer? oh my, you gotta be ready to bust loose soon! don't worry i have been keeping the economy going for you, the world obession holds true to form for me!

    i love your blue light shot, gorgeous view and room.

    mister is looking well and i assume publix too? darling cookies, you didn't even have to tell us!

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  6. What a yummy supper. The cookies are so cute. Your puppy is the cutest though!!!

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  7. Thanks for hosting this day! Your dinner looks great! I knw I have been eating out more and more. there is only so much of us to go around. Love Mister! What a cutie! Have a great Foodie Friday, enjoy your weekend and try and take some time for yourself!! Sherri : )

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  8. I had to call little Miss Whimsy in to let her know Mister had made an appearance! She of course was beyond thrilled. She would like to let you know they do sale chef outfits at Build a Bear that would fit Mister! You dinner sure looks good compared to mine....a drive through at Bojangles ahhhh! Your room is lovely and incorporates two of my favorite colors!

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  9. Somehow you make food from the grocery store look so special!! I always say - you don't have to make everything yourself... just present it well, and that you do!!

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  10. I love the ambience of that room, I just want to curl up on the couch with a good book and eat cookies!

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  11. Gollum, loved this post. Mister is so precious, and seeing how cute he is, I have been looking at teacup yorkies. My babies are both gone (I had bad little terriers), and at some point before too long, I am getting another dog. Actually two. Mr. Magpie needs to have his own to love. We fight over them. ;-)

    Loved the cookies, and I really love your room. It's a perfect place to curl up and enjoy that sunset. I know what you mean about the blue time. The other night, I started out for a walk, and I stood in the yard, mesmerized by the shade of the blue the sky was.

    Happy Foodie Friday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  12. I love the pictures on the wall of the two bunnies and the dog. I haven't had much luck finding bunny pictures like yours. Would you share where you got yours?

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

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  13. Michael, it's so nice to have store-bought goodies to get us through the busy times. Your meal looks wonderful. And I'm so glad (and so is Lucy, my pug!) to see Mister back at his decorating best. We're so glad to see you two. Come back and play with us all in blogland as soon as you can! Have a great weekend!

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  14. Oh, that last picture, with the dusk peeking through the beautiful room and windows is amazing! And Mister is one handsome fellow! :)

    Your deli meal sounds pretty tasty! And I love those cute little festive cookies! ~Rhonda

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  15. Y'all know how to make a body feel good! I have been trying to get the master bedroom ready for a Met Monday--I move like a snail.

    Sandy, I bought the rabbit pictures decades apart--the big bunny came from a local antique store, and teh bunnies came from a deco shop that went out of business.
    These paintings were in my guest room, but I moved them to the Master and put the blue paintings in the guest room.
    Oh, it is SO wonderful to be blogging! I feel like I'm at a food party tonight.

    By the way, the cookies are LONG gone. I have gained a ton of weight while writing. Tra la la!

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  16. Mmmm, your meal looks delicious! Wish I had thought to stop by the deli/bakery. The quiche looks devine. Is that cilantro on top?

    Mister is so cute. It's strange but for my Foodie Friday post I also posted a picture of my daughter new puppy Chorizo/Precious.

    Thanks for hosting. I'm off to visit others. Have a great weekend.

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  17. Evening, Dear Gollum! I just wanted to pop in and wish you and your family a blessed Merry Christmas! I'm sure your home is going to be beautiful and it's so nice to see that little precious Mister.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. Love your pictures. I also like to bring in grocery dinner- there are really good dinners at the grocery stores these days :)

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  19. gorgeous photos as always! Hope everyone is well at your house. Merry Christmas Precious!

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  20. Looks delicious to me! And Mister is an adorable overseer. :O)

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  21. I want the spinach quiche. Spinach in a quiche is a great mix.

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  22. I love spinach quiche! And cookies of course ;) Mister is just adorable!!

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  23. You have such wonderful photographs on your blog - and what a gorgeous little dog!! Thank you so much for hosting Foodie Friday.

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  24. Thank you for graciously sharing your lovely home with us! Your food looks inviting too! Spinach quiche and salad...wonderful and those Christmas cookies look delicious! Warm wishes, Coralie

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  25. Good morning Gollum, I am loving your cookie header. Also those very cute cookies. I just realized you didn't bake them. Clever you. Speaking from experience, cookie day is exhausting. LOL.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  26. I am all for deli and takeout food! I so wish we had a Publix! Wouldn't Jessie and Mister be cute together?--we'd have beautiful grandpuppies and create the newest craze! Hope you take time to enjoy having the editing done and enjoy all the season holds! Thanks for hosting!

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  27. I love blue time too. it's my favorite time of the whole day but ya, it goes pretty quick.
    And I love Mister. He always makes me smile! Happy Holidays Michael!

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  28. And you managed to Deck the Halls!
    Simply dinner appeals to me and looks delicious. Winter weight is always a problem even when you don't write. Have a blessed holiday to you and the whole family.

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  29. Good morning sweetie, what a beautiful presentation of your beautiful home. I love seeing Mister each and every time I stop by. He is just the "cutest" thing. Your home is lovely. I love, love, love the rabbit picture. I have many. It looks like one I have that might be a bit smaller. I'm looking forward to seeing more. I know you've been snowed under. It is "great" having you back. Even your store bought food looks delicious..lol. You're a wonder.. hugs ~lynne~

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  30. Now you are a wise woman! Plus give that Mister a hug and some tickles from us -- I just love that little guy. Merry Christmas! Cass

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  31. Why am I not surprised that everything looks so elegant.

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  32. those cookies look very yummy and the puppy super cute

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  33. Looks like a delicious meal, and those cookies are so cute!!

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  34. I love your blog. The tablescapes are fantastic. I am newer to blogging and will hope to join you on Foodie Fridays often!!:)

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  35. I loved the pictures and your meal looked fabulous. I just wanted you to know that somehow, someway this post put some much needed calmness and joy in my soul. Thanks.

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  36. Looks good to me, Michael..hectic days!
    Mister is quite the decorator!

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  37. Your home is lovely, I love the foot steps in the snow. I adore the store bought food, something I need NOW! Thanks for the great ideas! Merry Christmas to you, Doc Gollum and Mister!

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  38. This is the first time I've hung out at your blog, but I've had your button on my blog for awhile. It is just scrumptious. I want to try many of the wonderful recipes you're hosting.

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  39. Your pictures are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Doylene

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  40. I do hope you kept some of those cookies for SANTA. :)
    Hugs -Brenda-

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  41. Mrs. Ben, Santa ate every last one while blogging. LOL Now Santa can't fit up the chimney!

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  42. Hello! I am your newest follower! Love your blog. You have an incredible sense of style! I also joined (late this week) Foodie Friday! I'm another Kathleen- so many of us on the blogisphere it's hard to keep track!

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  43. I am so excited to share in Foodie Friday today! Excited to go through all the recipes! Thanks for hosting!!
    Wendy

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