Southern Salute

Submitted by Christi

Wednesday, November 10th is the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corp! Thursday, November, 11th is Veteran’s Day! What a great time for celebration!! So it is a beautiful Fall day here. Think it is a good time to set something up outside.

Veteran's Day Table

Veteran's Day Table

Veteran's Day Table

Veteran's Day Table

Just a little red, white and blue to salute our Veterans and The Few, The Proud, The Marines! Happy TT with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

Be sure to check out A Southern Life early next week. We will be having a fun give-away for your holiday baking!

It’s also that time of year again for the Soldier’s Angels Valour IT project. Please check it out and give as generously as you can.

Today’s Lagniappe:  Corn and Butternut Squash Soup

* 12 bacon strips, diced
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1 celery rib, chopped
* 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1 can (14-1/2 ounces)  chicken broth
* 6 cups  cooked butternut squash, mashed
* 2 cans (8-3/4 ounces each) cream-style corn
* 2 cups half-and-half cream
* 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
* 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
* 1/2 teaspoon pepper
* Sour cream
In a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. In the drippings, saute onion and celery until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Reduce heat to medium. Stir in the squash, corn, cream, parsley, salt, pepper and bacon. Cook and stir until heated through. Garnish with sour cream . Yield: 8 servings.

17 Responses to “Southern Salute”

  1. debbie Says:

    What a perfect people to celebrate. I’m like you and love and respect our veterans. I’m all about a red, white, and blue table too.

    Love those plates! I would like some like that.

  2. marlis Says:

    Happy Veteran’s day! What a perfect table for a fitting tribute.

  3. Happier Than A Pig in Mud Says:

    A perfect setting-enjoy:@)

  4. Jacqueline Says:

    My sister Joni did her tablescape on my dad and Veteran’s Day too. What a nice gesture. It looks like a beautiful day for an outdoor setting. I am going to be extremely jealous when we are knee deep in snow and people are out in the sunshine with their tables!

    The soup looks wonderful. When the weather turns cold that is one good thing about it – I start to crave warm soups.

  5. Mimi Says:

    Great red, white and blue tablescape…beautiful plates. My dad was a proud Marine serving in the Pacific theater during WWII!

  6. Barbara Says:

    What a great inspiration for your table! It is a great color scheme, of course. I love your plates.

  7. Mid-Atlantic Martha Says:

    You just can’t go wrong with Red, White and Blue in my book! A wonderful tribute to all our favorite vetrans.

  8. Linda Says:

    This is such a great reminder of this other November holiday–so overlooked in the decorating world! Thank you for the reminder. Linda

  9. The Tablescaper Says:

    Love your tribute to Veteran’s Day.

    – The Tablescaper

  10. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida Says:

    A lovely tribute. Red, white and blue is always in fashion. Very nice.

  11. Entertaining Women Says:

    Spode Fitzhugh has always been one of my favorite patterns…I could just never decide which color I wanted. I love your tribute to the Marines and to Veterans Day. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  12. Sandi Says:

    Great table – I’m celebrating Veterans too! Come on over! Sandi

  13. CHIE Says:


    I guess, this is my first time in your site. Lovely site, indeed!

    TY for honouring the VET’s. My dad is an American Vet, too although we’re from the Philippines.

    So, nice with the blue white dishes…

    I love your simple way of settings.Very realistic.

    Hi there,

    Smart way to see which & who owns the glass, right?

    Last summer 2010, I found some pretty mini fruits in an odd store in Old Town in Stockholm.

    I couldn’t resist to buy some for me & that, I made my own fruity glass sign.

    I will share some of these days coming.

    But, absolutely stunning thoughts using buttons. TY for sharing. I might make more some of this.
    To change my summery signs.

    Happy TS…

    Greeting from a freezing Stockholm.

  14. Alycia Nichols Says:

    Wonderful salute to our veterans!

  15. Scribbler Says:

    Lovely table, lovely tribute.

  16. [email protected] Dull & the Dutiful Says:

    What pretty blue and white plates! They look great against the red placemats.

  17. hip chick Says:

    What a very nice table set for Veterans Day. I love the blue and white plates and the flag is a nice touch.

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