Southern Heat – Part 2

Tablescape Thursday with Between Naps on the Porch
with Between Naps on the Porch
vignette friday

Wow, I had big plans this week, but it is still SO HOT!!!! Heat index of 110 today! So, no cooking again tonight. We have actually done some grilling this past week, but absolutely no turning on the oven.

Remember last week’s takeout? Well, after working all day, I’m thinking of doing a repeat with different takeout. Tonight we are going really easy with pizza in the living room, on the coffee table with, horror or horrors, paper plates. I rarely ever use paper plates but they really actually have some pretty nice ones these days.

Red plates with red and white napkins.
Red plates with red and white napkins.

The roses were on sale at the grocery store for $4.99. They aren’t opening up real well, but hey, they were only $4.99 and I think they add a nice touch to the table.

The placemats are too big to fit horizontally, so, I just turned them the other way.

Pizza take-out
This looks pretty good for pizza! No need for flatware either. How easy is that?
One for you . . .
casual table
one for me.
white roses
A closer look at the roses. They are pretty nice!
casual dining
Staying in . . .
take-out dining
and staying cool!

That is what we are doing around our home. What are you doing to stay cool?

Today’s Lagniappe: Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
This one is from Mama. She says it is delicious and very easy. It is supposed to feed 4. She said if you are really hungry, it won’t go that far!

* 8  ounces  Dried Fettuccine
* 2  tablespoons  Butter
* 1  cups Whipping Cream
* 1/2  teaspoons  Salt
* 1/8  teaspoons  Black Pepper
* 1/2  cups  Parmesan Cheese
* 12  ounces  Shrimp, cooked
* 1  teaspoons  Dried Basil

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan melt butter. Add cream, salt, pepper, shrimp, and basil. Bring to boiling: reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in the 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. Drain pasta. Add pasta to hot sauce. Toss to combine. Transfer to warm serving dish. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese.







12 responses to “Southern Heat – Part 2”

  1. Artie Avatar

    YAY! I’m so glad that you played along this week! I loved this, as I said yesterday, because it reminds me of Texas! 🙁 I miss it so! 🙂 Thanks again, and for linking back! Please feel free to come back again and again! 🙂

  2. Mimi Avatar

    What a nice cheery table!

  3. Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful Avatar

    Clever way to make pizza on paper plates a special occasion! I like the way you think! Thanks for your comments on my table this week!

  4. Entertaining Women Avatar

    Precious example of ‘work with what you have!’ I like the placement of your placemats, and the red pops the whole design…paper or not! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  5. Things That Inspire Avatar

    Hot is right! I took the kids swimming and they wanted to leave after 15 minutes as even the water was hot!

  6. GrannySue Avatar

    I love it. Just perfect for those summer dinners trying to beat the heat.

  7. Artie Avatar

    I love those plates!!! Makes me think of Texas – and oh, how I miss it! Great tablescape! Just a reminder – my Friday Vignette’s post is tomorrow, and I’d love it if you’d link up! Even pictures from this post – the vignettes are great! 🙂 Hope you join in! 🙂 Artie

  8. I Love My Three Sons Avatar

    I love the placemates lengthwise instead of widthwise … vey unique. You brought fun to your casual pizza dinner!
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Leslie Avatar

    Looks great-The paper plates are cute and casual. Hope you had a nice time!

  10. Barbara Avatar

    I always love a quiet evening at home! Staying cool is so hard right now. We are eating a lot of salads – chicken salad with cashews tonight. Stay cool!

  11. dotsie Avatar

    Very cute, casual, and “cool.” The roses set it all off and make it elegant!

  12. Debbie Avatar

    This looks so cozy! Sounds good to me for a relaxing evening at home.

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