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Beef and Cabbage Hash plus a Giveaway

I've been making this dish ever since Michael and Ethan were little boys. It has a flavor similar to cabbage rolls. Easy to prepare, this hearty dish is so perfect for cool Fall evenings.    It's also a good way to get your kids to eat vegetables.  I've already decided that next time I make this, I might try making it in individual dishes.  I think it might be really cute served that way.

Before I share the recipe...a friendly reminder to those of you who haven't gone over to Stone Gable yet, you might want to pop over and enter to win a $60 shopping spree to English Transferware, my Etsy shop.  You will love Yvonne's blog too!

Beef and Cabbage Hash

1/4 - 1/3 lg. head cabbage, chopped 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded 1 yellow onion 1 lb ground beef 16 oz jar spaghetti sauce  1 1/2 tblsp worcestershire sauce 2 tblsp chopped fresh chives salt  pepper 1 - 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Cook beef  and onion in a skillet over medium heat

Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish Sprea…

Fall 2010 Reprise ~ Tablescape with my Favorite Spode Byron

Before I begin I want to remind you all to please stop by Stone Gable to enter to win $60 worth of transferware from my shop, English Transferware.   There are over 300 entries so far.  Someone has to win, so it might as well be YOU!
Thank you again Yvonne!


   I'm reposting one of my favorites from last Fall and hope you all enjoy it!


When I first began collecting transferware, I was buying only red pieces.  I had started off with Old Britain Castles and then discovered Vista by Masons.   I began selling some of my pieces in order to trade up to some of the Vista pieces I wanted.  Then one day while perusing the internet I happened upon this platter and I JUST HAD TO HAVE IT!  

The platter I purchased came from a dealer in South Africa.  Once I'd confirmed my purchase, he emailed to say he had other pieces in the pattern for sale. I have such an affinity for pieces with bucolic scenery so this pattern, named Byron, by Spode instantly became my favorite.
I've been collecting th…

My Living Room Before & After

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...but how much love we put in that action. ~Mother Teresa~

I apologize in advance for being so short on pictures.   I plan to repost my living room later but almost all of my before, during and after photos are on my computer which is in the shop and I hope I'm able to salvage them because I fear the computer itself a gonner.  Second one in about a year for me! ;-( I've been working on a tiny laptop, and sharing it with the kids for the past couple of weeks or so.  
Anyway...here is our living room 
BEFORE

and AFTER


Six hours.  That is exactly how long it took my Mom, and me with a little help from Ashton to completely disassemble this room, paint it, and yes, put it all back together again.   When I say disassemble the room, I mean it.  When we moved in here I had thought this might be the last room to paint because it wasn't all that bad, compared to the rest of the house, so I had completely placed my furniture, filled my curio c…