New Placemats and Bowls

New Placemats at dinner blog

I love placemats! They add a fun new look to the table without having to buy new dishes or cups. I have rugged denim ones, red ones that match my walls, and I have been on the look out for something new and fun. I found these black and white polka dot ones at Hobby Lobby. I have been waiting for them to go on sale, and they finally did  this week. I love them because they are lightweight and reversible. I love the polka dots for a more dressed up look or a fun playful look, and the flowers for a fresh summer twist. I am already imagining the flowered side with hot pink accents, flowers, and summer salads and corn on the cob! I can’t wait for the warmer weather.

Reverse Placemats blog

I also found these big green bowls at  Target on clearance for 48 cents! I love a good sale!

New bowls blog Such a good deal called for a special dinner so we could use all this great stuff. On the menu:

Tortilla Soup

  • 2 Large cans of chicken broth (32oz each)
  • 1-2 cans of Great Northern beans
  • 1/2 diced onion
  • Cut up cooked chicken breasts (1-2)
  • Garlic powder to taste (about 1 1/2 tsp)
  • Parsley or oregano (about 1 tsp)
  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • tortilla chips

In large saucepan or in a Crockpot, combine broth, beans, onion, chicken, garlic, and parsley/oregano. If using it in the Crockpot let cook on low for a couple of hours. When I forget to put it in the Crockpot in the afternoon, I just cook it on the stove and it taste just as great. Cook until onions are soft. When serving add sour cream to make it a rich white sauce. Top with cheddar cheese and eat with tortilla chips.


Nancy said...

Beautiful table. I love tortilla soup and have tried a few recipes. Still looking for a favorite. I will have to try this one.

Dre + Drew - Southern Living - Georgia said...

love the table setting!

Lisa said...

I have a similar recipe. I love torilla soup! Your table (and pictures) look beautiful. I always love getting new placemats.

The Crew said...

Monae you are so cute! The table looks magnificent!