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Chicken Cole Slaw Oriental

With warmer weather approaching we gear up for some of our favorite summer foods. It's made with raw cabbage so it's a great way to add fresh veggies to your diet..especially with kids! Homemade vinaigrette dressing adds a special touch...and you can mix it up in a matter of minutes. My Mother in law gave me the recipe several years ago...I tweaked it a bit by adding garlic to the dressing. She usually serves it as a side dish. We eat it as a main course with some crusty bread. It's one of my favorite salads! 


 Easier than pie to prepare
Chicken Cole Slaw Oriental
For four: (I double or triple this for the 8 of us...we like leftovers)

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cooked and cubed or torn into bite sized pieces)  I boil mine and then chill it.
2 tblsp. toasted sesame seeds (optional...I usually don't put these in...I always forget!)
1/2 cup (appx) sliced, toasted almonds
1/4 cup (appx) rice noodles
1 bag shredded cabbage with radishes and carrots (easy…

A Tablescape of Purple Polychrome Transferware

One of my favorite color combination's is purple and amber and I have a thing for amber glass.  I don't have alot of it but I'd like to! 
    I had so much fun creating this tablescape tonight!      I have some antique, purple polychrome transferware pieces by Ridgway that I've been dying to do a tablescape with.   In addition, I have a silk floral arrangement I'd made up sometime back using gold, purple, and burgundy flowers and greenery.  I think it compliments the dishes so nicely.  I used two lace trimmed, pale gold window sheers as my scrunched up table runner.  This is the same one I used at this tea here.


I began with these stunning hand beaded, purple placemat chargers from  Always Elegant.  This website is fabulous!  They carry the prettiest hand beaded table accessories including napkin rings and coasters to match the placemats.  There is a gamut of colors to choose from...it was hard to decide on just one but I've been conjuring up purple tablescapes …