simple holiday table dressing with cinnamon, greenery and coastal style

  G’day, how are you, are you in Christmas table dressing mode yet, well after a large gathering here at the weekend outside on our deck, I am definitely hostess with the Christmas mostess, haha…anyway I thought you might like to see these easy napkin ‘ring’ ideas – a traditional greenery, a bit of rustic [...]

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easy simple green smoothie recipe and real life

So, good morning lovely Beach Cottage ladies, and one man in the Netherlands, I hope you are good, I hope you are well, and if you are not, then get one of these easy simple green smoothies down your neck. It’s time for some real girl talk.  Strap yourselves in girlfriends, let’s get serious. Now, [...]

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Tasty Tuesday: Simple Macaroni Salad

SIMPLE MACARONI SALAD?
Recipe and Image Source

Ingredients:
1/2 lb. elbow macaroni
3/4 cup diced carrot
3/4 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced red onion {or yellow}
1/2 cup diced yellow pepper {optional}
1/3 cup diced dill pickle
1/4 cup diced black olives
1/2 cup real mayonnaise {heaping 1/2 cup}
2 tablespoons white vinegar
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
salt & pepper, to taste

Directions:
Bring large pot of water to boil. Salt water generously and pour in pasta. Stir and cook 7-10 minutes or until al dente. While pasta is cooking chop all your veggies. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water until cold. Pour into large bowl and top with chopped veggies. Stir in mayonnaise, vinegar and seasonings until everything is well coated. If it doesn’t seem like there’s enough mayonnaise to go around, add in a splash of water or a little more mayonnaise. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

I’ve made this twice in the last 3 weeks.  I adjusted the recipe slightly.  I used corkscrew pasta, added more vinegar than the 2tbsp the recipe calls for and added an extra 1/4 cup of mayo.  Brian devours this like crazy.  Addison won’t eat it because it has “stuff” on it (carrots, celery, peppers).

 

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Too Easy Simple Tablescaping

Hi ladies, woohoo it’s tablescaping hydrangea time in Beach Cottage Lane. My garden is blooming, it is not picture perfect, actually it is far from it, but after a few years of popping things in here and there, after trips back from garden centres and markets with various plants and shoving them in any old [...]



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