Two years ago, shortly after introducing Lulu’s Musings, I published my first online tablescape. While I haven’t posted one each week since then, I have managed one every other week. Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t have enough “stuff” to have a table with all new items each time, so what I do is recreate using the same pieces differently.
Take this girls’ birthday lunch table, for example. I liked having the old decanters sitting on the antique brass trivets, so when it came time to host a dinner party I left them in place and added something new.
For dinner, the main course was inspired by Karen at Back Road Journal. She posted a recipe for pot roast cooked ossobuco style and served on soft polenta. I love ossobuco and the idea of using pot roast rather that the much more expensive veal shanks was intriguing. I used Karen’s recipe and added 2 large red peppers cut into strips. Additionally, I prepared the dish in the Cuisinart slow cooker which resulted in the tenderest of meat and filled the house with irresistible cooking smells. If you want to wow your guests, do click on Karen’s site and give this recipe a try. Be sure you have plenty of crusty bread to soak up every last bit of the yummy sauce.
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