Welcome Dear Tea Friends,
Doesn't this fall weather make you want to stay indoors and be Suzy Homemaker?
Well, yesterday was that kind of day for me. I was busy making homemade hamburger soup, spinach and bacon bites and strawberry yogurt muffins for the family. (My son and daughter-in-law, my gorgeous grand daughter, my daughter and her boyfriend and my eldest son, hubby and I were having dinner together).
Guess what? Three strawberry muffins are all that's left of my hard work. Lol. The baby loved my homemade soup so it was all worth it.
I decided to use this transferware china for the family dinner because it could go in the dishwasher...
instead of my Royal Albert patterns that have gold trim and that I always wash by hand.
The brown and white transferware is Wood and Sons Burslem "Dorset."
It was in the showcase at our local Salvation Army a few months ago and I was the lucky bidder.
Do you like the teapot's shape?
There are seven place settings, platter, gravy boat, large bowl, teapot and sugar bowl; but it was missing the creamer and I was pleased to find it on etsy this week and it's in the mail.
We also had pecan tarts for dessert and there were a couple of those left for us to enjoy with our tea today.
So, lastnight I cheerfully and carefully placed the dishes in the dishwasher and
I was so relieved that I didn't have to wash my dishes by hand.....
But at the last minute I took all of them out of the dishwasher and did just that. Washed every piece by hand.
You never can be too careful with pretty vintage china, right?
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today.
Strawberry Yogurt Muffins Recipe
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c butter
1/2 white sugar
l large egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup fresh or frozen/thawed strawberries
1 cup strawberry yogurt.
Measure first 3 ingredients into a large bowl. Stir.
Cream butter and sugar in medium bowl. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well.
Add strawberries and yogurt. Stir well. Add to flour mixture. Stir till moistened. Batter will be thick. Fill 12 greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake in 400 degree F oven for about 20 minutes until toothpick inserted in centre of muffin comes out clean. Makes 12 muffins. Enjoy with a cup of tea.
Have a Wonderful Fall Weekend!
This week I will be joining these beautiful blogspots:
Friends Sharing Tea
Martha ~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Hope to see you there!