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What We're Having for Dinner: Going Green

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I meant to put this tablescape together for Earth Day, but I put it on hold due to life getting in the way!  ;P

Bowls:  Biscuit via Anthropologie
Plates and table runner:  Allegra Hicks via West Elm
Recycled wine punt glasses:  West Elm
Placemats and napkin rings:  Pier 1
Napkins:  The Home Depot
Salt and pepper set:  Aurora pattern by MacKenzie-Childs
Crystal vase:  Lismore by Waterford via Neiman-Marcus

Green Menu:

Macadamia-Pineapple Slaw
Cucumber-Mint Couscous
(both recipes from Celebrate Magazine, Summer, May/June 2013)
Chicken with Tarragon Salsa Verde  (View recipe here.)
Key Lime Pie

Macadamia-Pineapple Slaw

(serves 4)

4 cups shredded green cabbage
1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
1/4 cup chopped and toasted macadamia nuts
2 T champagne wine vinegar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Place cabbage, nuts, and pineapple in a large bowl.  In a small bowl, place vinegar and slowly whisk in oil.  Add sugar and salt and pepper to taste.  Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and gently toss to combine.

Best served chilled after a couple of hours.

Notice my burned toasted macadamia nuts?  :/

So what are you having for dinner (or supper if you live in the Lower South....)

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Sounds delicious and your table is so pretty. For supper we might have salad and grilled chicken. Trying to eat healthy. I have a watermelon that needs to be cut up too. :)

  2. Your table setting is lovely, RJ! I really love those place mats. I was told World Market has something similar but we don't have one nearby. I'll check out Pier 1.

    The slaw looks so good! :)


  3. Ricki Jill I love your table and menu!! I was going to ask if you painted the runner until I saw the resources!

    Art by Karena

  4. What beautiful colors! We had Almond Fried Grouper last night...but it was from our favorite restaurant, Peck's!

  5. Mmm! The pineapple coleslaw sounds delicious! I like your GREEN theme for tonight:)

  6. Oh, lovely table setting! The pale green is gorgeous with the plates! The slaw sounds delicious...I have some shredded cabbage that needs to be made into this! :)

  7. Ricki Jill,
    This is very pretty and so fresh. I love the runner on your table...not sure I'd like burnt macadamia nuts. :D

  8. beautiful table and yum must try that slaw

  9. Love your green tablescape Ricki Jill! The slaw sounds wonderful and would a nice twist on a fish taco!

  10. First let me say I love your new blog look RJ, awesome with the art theme. Great tablescape, love the colors and pattern. Beautiful for spring and a great memu.! Have a great weekend.

    The French Hutch


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