Sunday, April 22, 2012

Orange Table/Ogden Burgers

Too hot to eat outside in Woodland Hills, California, but not too hot to BBQ my sister Sue's famous burgers (she finally leaked the recipe to me!)

The inspiration for this table was the burger recipe, new plates found this week at Home Goods, the years old bright orange plates used in a wedding shower, and the .99 napkin rings.  So here is Orange Table/Ogden Burgers.  Recipe to follow, just don't tell Sue!

Three orange plates used for my niece's citrus themed wedding shower years ago.  Wish I had purchased four plates from Pier 1 because they are rockin adorable (available on eBay for $15!)

The flowers are from my table last week after removing the aging hydrangea, and adding daisies from my yard.  Love that I had exactly three orange blooms in my garden, and that daisies are my sister's favorite flower.

Sunflower pitcher found at Ross this week for $7.  I don't shop Ross often enough; why is that?  Oh because Home Goods is across the street, and I've spend all my money there.

Sue's burgers always have delicious buns.  How cute are these plates? Kind of vintage looking.

Let's talk cheap napkin rings.  These came from the Dollar Store, four for one dollar!

Really.  On a card.  4 napkin rings for a dollar.  Serious great bargain.

I remembered I had Izze sodas, and added one to each place, but I remembered them after taking the pictures, so here is one.

 New plate from Home Goods, could be platter or charger ($6.99).
Napkin sheers made last week for another table. 

 Side of the napkin inexpensively made, but still decent, and the price, wow.

Sue's Ranch Burger Recipe
Good hamburger 1 pound
Ranch dressing mix
1 egg (from our hens1)
1/2 c. Italian Bread Crumbs
Salt and Pepper

Use your hands to mix together. Form burgers the size of your palm.  BBQ.  Yum!  Sister Sue is a home economics teacher, and a naturally good cook.  It doesn't come naturally to me at all, so hopefully I got the recipe right.  Sue is one of those no recipe "a little of this" kind of cooks.  

My office doll, now named Helen, sporting one of the napkin rings, watching over me.  Love her, and sister Sue.  

This week I'm linking to the these fun link parties.

Between Naps on the Porch TABLESCAPE THIURSDAY   


Cuisine Kathleen's meme, LETS DISH

I want to thank All the Pretty Dishes for awarding In and Out My Nest with the Liebster Blog Award.  Check out her blog for dishes, parrots, and more!

The Liebster Blog Award is an award in the blogging community given to "up and coming" blogs, described as having less than 200 followers. The German translation of Liebste is "My Beloved Friend."  How nice is that?  Who knew?

The Liebster rules:

1.  Nominate 5 up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers.
2. Show your appreciation to the person who nominated you by linking back to their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog and include links to the blogs you nominated.

Here are the blogs that I have chosen for the Liebster Blog Award:

1.  Simply Vintageous, vintage, British, whimsical
2.  Jos This and That, outdoor adventures, crystal collector, and tablescaper


  1. Thanks so much CJ - I am thrilled!

  2. What a great tablescape! I so love your dishes and your napkins - just beautiful. I am now your newest follower :)

  3. A very beautiful tablescape! Love the orange, and how it pops. Also love your new HG platter. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

  4. I had to scan through the post twice because I was fixated on the food the first time around! Good golly, that looks good!!!!!!!!! LOVE the tangerine/orange dishes. Don't you just hate it when you only buy 3 of something knowing full well you're going to need that 4th some day? Now it's going for $15 on eBay? Yikes!!! Your flowers look great and have held up nicely! I want to beat you up for having a Home Goods right across the doggone street!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't you know that's my home away from home?!??!?!! I NEED a Home Goods closer to my house! We currently have 2 within about 45 minutes going North or 35 minutes going SW, and another on the way (grand opening May 5!!!) about 25 minutes away. That's STILL not close enough for me! I want one in my living room!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  5. What a fun table, love the colors! Those napkin rings are fun, I will look for those! Dollar Tree or another dollar store?
    Burgers sound great, I am a burger girl, seriously, I like them better than steak!
    Thanks so much for linking this happy table to Let's Dish!

  6. Love your pretty tablescape!! What a great deal on those napkin rings and I love the sheer napkins!

    Congrats on your winning the Liebster Blog Award!
    Have a wonderful evening!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  7. Such a fun table. Love the color!


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