Friday, February 13, 2015

On the Homefront: Winter White Table

My winter white table is quite appropriate for the weather we have been having lately.  We have yet to see any snow where we live in Georgia (although that may change next week), but we have had some extreme cold spells, and we can't help but notice all of the snow falling in states much farther north of us!  The white theme also helps to brighten our dining room, which faces north and can look pretty bleak at this time of year.  I added just a touch of grey with the inclusion of my favorite Winter Solstice Animal Dessert Plates and the linen table runner my husband got for me as a gift last year.

White place mat from Tuesday Morning last year; silver plated charger (bought years ago from who knows where); white dinner plate, teacup, and saucer (Tivoli by Studio Nova); Winter Solstice Animal Dessert Plate (seal) from West Elm a few years ago; white napkin; stainless steel flatware; clear water and wine glasses.

Penguin plate

Polar bear plate

Owl plate

A choice of Ceylon or Darjeeling tea will be offered with dessert
(teas by Tea of Life from Home Goods).

Two small vases of white roses flank the three-tiered dessert tray.

The food focus for this table is white desserts, so the meal is kept simple to leave room for the sweets.  I just substituted scallops for the shrimp in my recipe for Chinese Shrimp with Broccoli (in keeping with the white theme) and served it over white rice.  Add soup, egg rolls, and/or potstickers to the menu if you would like a more substantial meal.

White Wine
Chinese Scallops with Broccoli
Steamed White Rice
Powdered Sugar Mini Donuts
White Chocolate Truffles and Cashew Brittle
Yogurt-Covered Almonds
Hot Tea

The star of the show is this three-tiered dessert tray filled with yogurt-covered almonds, white chocolate Lindt Lindor Truffles, See's white chocolate-covered cashew brittle, and powdered sugar mini donuts:

I guess I have a real sugar craving at this time of year!

Sweet Dalmatian Sugar gazes longingly at the dessert-filled table!

I hope winter is not treating you too badly, but if so just remember that spring is not too far off now!

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