Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Foodie Friday Christmas


Twas the night before Foodie Friday,
and all through blogland, 
cooks set their tables with care.
The dishes were placed on tables with a plan,
in hopes that none would show dust, thumbprints
or even wild cat hairs.


The napkins were all nestled in bows and beads . . .
while dust motes danced and dazzled over their heads.


I love any kind of Christmas dish--edible or otherwise--but I especially love the ones that tell a story. The dishes in today's tablescape illustrate "The Christmas Poem." The pattern is "A Christmas Story" by Portmeirion, and each plate is embellished with artist Susan Winget's inimitable flair.


I've gathered a few festive ideas for you today:

Beribboned sugar cookies 
 



Be sure to leave a message and tell us what you cooked today for Foodie Friday. Don't forget to describe your recipe! What did you love about your dish? To add your link, click on the blue Inlinkz icon. Please not that it can take a little while for your image to process. If you've come to peruse the holiday dishes, I wish you happy recipe hunting and Happy Holidays!



37 comments:

  1. Hi

    That should have been No Bake Christmas Quickie. Sorry to have made that mistake on your first link up. Feel free to delete me and I'll join again when I come back to check out all the fabulous link ups. Thanks so much for putting this party on each week. Glad I found you
    Carolyn xx

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  2. Beautiful photos. I love those plates!!! Thank you for hosting!

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  3. I was wanting to make something different to take to the family gathering. I already had jell-o cheesecake in mind then I saw the recipe for the brownie with peppermint icing and knew that was it. It has a soft brownie base with a peppermint patty and candy cane icing on top. It's sure to please even the sweetest of sweet tooth's.
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

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  4. Love your tablescape, especially the paper whites in the center! beautiful! I linked a cheesecake and a cake mix tweek. I know, two very different things, one because I love it and the other because it comes in handy :). Wishing you a very Blessed Christmas!

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  5. Gorgeous as always Michael!

    I am all wrapped up in Acquainted With the Night.

    Wishing you and your family all the best for a very Merry Christmas!

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  6. What a beautiful tablescape! You are really getting me in the spirit despite the fact that the stockings are not hung by the chimney with care, ma is not in her kerchief, and the children are not nestled all snug in their beds. I need to take a few moments to check out these goodies and think about my table....thank you for inspiring!
    Wishing you a very merry Christmas!!! -Lisa

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  7. Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous, Michael. I've linked up my Classic Gingerbread Cookies and White Chocolate-Dipped Christmas Pretzel Rods this week. The gingerbread cookies because I had my little 1st grade darlings decorate them (pix included in the post) this past week ... pretzels because they're fun, festive, & easy! Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.
    Tracey

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  8. Michael Lee, I'm stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Your table is lovely and I enjoyed the verse.
    All the best in the coming year. Merry, Merry ~ Sarah

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  9. Lots of 4-legged creatures stirring over here which probably accounts for the dust motes & wild hairs :) Love the dishes! Santa's elves helped me make cookies~ Thanks for setting such a beautiful table & hosting! Wishing you Happy Writing & a Merry Christmas!

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  10. May you have the best Christmas ever! Merry Christmas to you and your family and pooches, Michael!

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  11. Hi Michael Lee,
    Everything looks so beautiful, I can almost smell the paper whites, I just love them. Thank you for hosting and I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Miz Helen

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  12. We just celebrated my s-i-l's birthday Tuesday evening so I'm sharing the cake I made.

    Your photos are gorgeous, as usual. I love the tablescape with the gorgeous dishes and the paperwhites...I so love their fragrance.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!

    Pat

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  13. Beautiful photos! I did not see any cat hairs !! :-D
    Hope you are enjoying the holiday season.
    Glenda

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  14. Merry Merry to everyone! The Christmas recipes look divine!

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  15. Your table looks gorgeous! Thank you for hosting Your weekly party. Merry Christmas blessing sent your way.

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  16. Hi,
    I shared my no potato latkes and my grain-free holiday roll out cookies, as well as my mock cocoa fudge. Happy Holidays! Your table is gorgeous!

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  17. Merry Christmas! I brought sugar cookies. I've had this recipe for a very long time. Pat

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  18. A VERY Merry Christmas to you and your family dear Gollum! I don't have a link but lOVED the pics and will visit some of the party goers:) Thanks for the gift of your blog and friendship! XO, Pinky

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  19. I love your pretty plates! Merry Christmas Michael, wishing you a wonderful holiday:@)

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  20. How sweet! I love the plates and the beautiful pictures as always :) Have a wonderful holiday!

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  21. This all looks so good! I can't believe people have already decorated their holiday table... I'm lucky if it's done Morning of!!!
    Great decorations as always... you must have the prettiest dinners!!

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  22. My cookie platters are just about ready to deliver and one of the stars on the plate is melt in your mouth pecan tassies. This old favorite is made even more special with a cream cheese crust and the addition of butter brickle bits to the pecan filling.

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  23. Thanks for hosting and Happy Holidays! Wow! I see a lot of recipes I want to bookmark for next year! I've added the funfetti cake batter fudge.

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  24. I added the wrong link to my first attempt at submitting my link! Sorry about that, I couldn't delete it! The incorrect one is #83.

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  25. Happy Holidays! Your house looks gorgeous and as always, your photography is amazing. I shared a 4 o’clock walnut cookies recipe, a Hungarian liptauer cheese recipe, a buffalo chicken salad with blue cheese dressing recipe, and a carnival style caramel corn recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have beautiful holiday!

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  26. Patty, the link has been deleted.
    This is such a great Foodie Friday-thanks to everyone for the gorgeous recipes and photos!

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  27. As beautiful and charming as ever Michael-Lee! Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for a healthy, happy and safe NEW year!!

    xo Lynda

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  28. What gorgeous pictures! I shared three recipes toady: Banana Bread, Gingerbread Muffins and Persimmon Strawberry Ice Cream.

    Have a very merry Christmas!

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  29. Darling plates and I love the greenery and fresh roses, your cookies....beribboned and stacked (I want to use your cute idea...so fun)...EVERYTHING is just a delight to the eyes. Thanks again for hosting today. I love to be a part of it all. Have a wonderful Christmas.

    Nann

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  30. Wow, amazing photos! The tablescape was stunning. Thank you for hosting.

    Maria @ The Honest Kitchen

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  31. I adore the Christmas Story dishes!
    Tonight I am sharing a cookie that Mom has been making for our Christmas gathering ever since I can remember. This recipe is over 40 years old, and we look forward to the Almond Paste cookies appearing on the Christmas tray each year. Out of all the cookies I made this year, the Almond Paste was everyone's favorite.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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  32. Hi Michael,

    Thank you for being such an awesome host of Foodie Friday. I always appreciate your beautiful posts, sharing a bit of your life and wonderful giveaways throughout the year. Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas filled with love and blessings!

    Amy

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  33. Merry Christmas. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you do. God's blessings for you and your family in the new year.

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  34. Oh my, beautiful tablesetting and food as usual, now I am hungry!

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  35. Hi..
    Merry Christmas !!!
    Greetings from TURKEY :)
    visit http://pandoraarte.blogspot.com

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