Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chinese Dinner in blue & white


This week I decided to have a Chinese dinner using some Asian dish accents. As you already know I love blue and white. I have used many of these dishes before, but added a few accent pieces to change things up a bit. I hope you enjoy!
I used more layers than usual...just for fun. The small bowls are for Egg Drop Soup.
I used two different small bowls, because I have 3 of one style and 4 of the other. My mom gave me these last week. She was going to put them in her garage sale!
My painted plate. This is my latest painting...I took two of my small plates with me to the shop and 'copied' the flowers and bird onto my plate. I painted the charger underneath last year.
I layered Blue Danube luncheon plates in between my Indies Blue, so I used the Blue Danube tea cups and saucers. Hot tea, anyone?
Here is one layered look...
Here is another layered look...
A little closer...
I also used a couple Saxony Blue onion bread plates...
I love the curvy blue detail inside the cup!
Dinner Plate used as a charger

Luncheon Plate
Egg roll plate
Ready for soup...
Teriyaki Chicken with Green Beans & Mushrooms & Egg rolls
So easy...the recipe is at the end
a little candle light

Egg rolls
egg roll wrapper
carrots & Cole slaw mix chopped in a food processor
onion flakes
soy sauce
ground beef seasoned with salt and pepper, garlic powder

Cook seasoned ground beef til browned in a little olive oil, add carrot and slaw mix. Cook til soft. Add onion and soy sauce. Put a spoonful of mixture in each wrap and wrap it up burrito style. Fry in Vegetable oil til golden brown on all sides.

Teriyaki Chicken with Green Beans and Mushrooms
In a HOT skillet, add little olive oil and brown chicken (season with salt and pepper). Add green beans, mushrooms, onion flakes, and teriyaki sauce. Cook until done.
Here's the list
Cobalt Dinner plates - wedding gifts
Johnson Brothers Indies Blue plates &B& B plates - eBay
Saxony Blue Onion B & B plates - eBay
Blue Danube luncheon plates, cups & saucers - estate sale
blue small bowls- my mom & world market (years ago...made in Japan)
Centerpiece plates - painted by me
Blue goblets - Pottery Barn (years ago a gift from my brother)
Napkins - made by my mom
Tablecloth - Home Goods
Flatware - Wallace Antique Bead (Home Goods)
Tea light candle holders - Pier 1 years ago

I'm linking up this tablescape and recipe with
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday

Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday

Miz Helen for Full plate Thursday

Ekat's Kitchen for Friday Potluck

Smiling Sally for Blue Monday

21 comments:

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Meredith, I love your layering ... and those blue-rimmed goblets are fantastic!

Debbie said...

I love your blues! The blue rimmed goblets are great! I had an egg roll today too :-)

Sherrie said...

Such a beautiful combination of blues you put together! Dinner looks yummy!

Magpies and Magnolias said...

Merdith, you did an amazing job on this table. It is a visual feast and truly stunning. And the food looks pretty awesome, too!

And you painted those plates? Damn, girl, I am impressed!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a pretty table and your glassware is spectacular! I'll be making egg rolls in a couple weeks and can't wait-enjoy:@)

Entertaining Women said...

Did you fire your plates after you painted them? Glazes or underglazes on greenware....or glass paint on an already glazed plate? You did a marvelous job! This table tempts me to do an Asian blue and white table...even though I'm allergic to oriental food...literally! I love it, but I've been hospitalized four times after trying to eat it. Finally gave it up...so sad. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design, and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

Miss Char said...

Your plate selection and blue and white theme is perfect for a refreshing spring look and boy your egg rolls look good. Thanks for sharing.

Entertaining Women said...

Thanks for letting me know about the firing on your plate. I am a clay artist, and I have a kiln sitting in my garage. You did a lovely job on your piece. The paints that you used are called glazes because they all ready have the glass in them that will make your plate shiny. You painted on a bisque piece. Bisque is clay that has been fired one time. I generally paint on greenware, dried clay that has not been fired, yet. When painting on greenware, one uses underglazes. Underglazes are the same paint minus the glass. After the first firing, a clear glaze, containing the glass, is applied and the plate is fired a second time. That second firing gives the plate the shiny glass/ceramic look. I hope that you'll continue to paint. Cherry Kay

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What beautiful plates that you painted! Gorgeous. This is a beautiful table full of blues.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! What an amazing table full of the most beautiful blue and white plates...but YIKES!...I'm in total shock of the plates YOU DECORATED my friend!!! You're so talented, I know what that's like, it's not easy to decorate ceramics, it's a different technique as I worked for 30 years designing dinner ware in my hubby's Ceramic Fact., (he sold it and we retired)
The goblets with the blue rim are beautiful and dinner looks amazing, I adore chinese!
FABBY

we three dogs and me said...

Just love all your blue and white dishes. So hard to come by as I get all of my dishes at thrift shops and garage sales. The menue sounds great wish I was your guest

Miz Helen said...

Meridith your plates are beautiful, you are very talented. They certainly make a lovely table scape. You can serve eggs rolls to me anytime, as it is one of my favorite Chinese foods. Thank you so much for sharing on Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

Anita said...

My goodness, there are a lot of patterns there I would love to have, lol! Beautiful job layering...the table is just gorgeous! The menu looks great too, but I have never been successful at cooking any kind of Asian food. I can never get the flavors right. Yours looks great! Thanks for stopping by:-)

Deb S. said...

The blues and whites are wonderful! I love the way you mixed the patterns. The food looks amazing too! I love egg rolls! I will be using your recipe!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...blue and white have always been a favorite. Your menu isn't too shabby, either! I love egg rolls but haven't made them in years...maybe it is time.

Diane said...

Your table looks so beautiful. Everything came together wonderfully and the food looks awesome....your a talented lady!

SmilingSally said...

Ooo, invite me, please!

Happy Blue Monday, Meredith.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful collection.

My blues, have a nice day!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Gorgeous blue tablescape. I love the combination of patterns you used for the layering. ~~Sherry~~

Kim, USA said...

Your dishes are so gorgeous so loving it!
Blue Monday

Shu Han said...

That looks so pretty! I'm Chinese but even back home in SIngapore, my mum doesn't have such elaborate dishes! Now I'm looking back at the Chinese stirfries I've done in the past and wishing I could photograph them on these pretty plates ):

http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/03/three-cup-chicken_29.html

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