Southern Spring Prep

Wow, I’ve got to do some maintenance on my computer today. While that is running, I’ll be getting out the Spring dishes and putting the Spring touches around the house. I’ll be sharing some of those pics this week. Here are my favorite dishes for Springtime.




Stripes and florals. Love them, especially in these dishes. These are Tienshan stoneware. The pattern is Prima Rosa. Just in time!

See some pretty pinks and get in your pink mood at Beverly’s place How Sweet the Sound for

Pink Saturday with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound
Pink Saturday with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound

Today’s Lagniappe:  Garlic Shrimp
In time for the Saint’s/Viking Game tomorrow – some New Orleans goodness.

  • 2 sticks salted butter or 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large head garlic, peeled and chopped fine
  • 2 medium onions, chopped fine
  • 1 1/2 lemons, unpeeled, cut into small, thin wedges
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 5 pounds Louisiana shrimp with heads (16–20 count)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter or oil in a pan, preferably cast iron, set over medium high heat. Add the garlic, onion, lemon and bay leaves and sauté until ingredients soften, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper.

Stir and cover until shrimp begin to turn pink, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10-12 minutes, covered.

Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside, covered for 15 minutes. Serve with French bread to soak up the delicious juices.






10 responses to “Southern Spring Prep”

  1. Jany Avatar

    Those are beautiful dishes. I can’t wait till spring, my favorite time of year.
    ENJOY all the PINK!
    ~ Jany ~
    Don’t forget to “Look in the Nook”

  2. Patricia Avatar

    Happy Pink Saturday. What beautiful photos all in Pink. Please have a wonderful new week.

  3. Liz Avatar

    Your dishes are darling!

  4. Jennifer Kirby Avatar

    I love the dishes! What fun Spring Pinks to have at the table! Thank You for sharing your Pinks!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Have A Great Day!

    Livin’ With Hoosiers

  5. Terri Morse Avatar

    Your table setting is just wonderful. I love stripes and florals together and your stoneware is just beautiful. It makes me long for spring! Happy Pink Saturday! -Terri

  6. Jacalyn @ RME Boutique Avatar

    I just love a mix of florals and stripes!!!!! Especially when they’re pink: )

    Happy Pink Saturday,

  7. caren Avatar

    Christie ~ Oh, I am so ready for spring! It can’t come soon enough. I love your dishes – they just make you smile looking at them. Wish I liked shrimp, your recipe sounds good. Maybe I should be nice and fix it for my family! Only if I could stand the smell. : ( Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

  8. Ann Messick Avatar

    YES! I’m ready for Spring! Love the floral and stripes!

  9. char Avatar

    Garlic shrimp, YumO that looks so good, Happy Pink Saturday and love the florals and the stripes together, Char

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