Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Snowman Snow Flurry Christmas Table



Here's what I am planning for one of my tables at Christmas. The younger folks can't really appreciate fines china and crystal, so I set a different table for theme\ always with the theme of "Christmas Fun".

I was asked to help a friend come up with a plan for her Christmas tables and this is one of the one's I came up with for her. I liked it so much, I am setting my fun table up this way too. I hope you like it and I'd love to hear how you are decorating yours.

The Snowmen Plates came from Pier 1 and are pretty reasonable. I used my antique Boopie crimson and emerald glasses along with a crystal Champagne glass. The red silverware is from Macy's Fiesta pattern. I was so fortunate to be able to buy a very unique snowflake punch along with two Martha Stewart punches. I have ordered a royal blue table cloth for my table and will be punching many more paper snowflakes for the table before Christmas dinner!

I purchased two cute snowpeople for the centerpiece and am really looking forward to seeing the delight on the young one's faces when they see my table. :-)

Pumpkin Dump Cake is ALWAYS a winner!

Pumpkin Dump Cake (My Version)

Ingredients:

1 (29 ounce) Can Pumpkin Puree
3 Eggs
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1 (12 ounce) Can Evaporated Milk
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Cloves
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Box Betty Crocker Spice Cake Mix
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
1 Cup Melted Butter


Directions:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, eggs, brown sugar, white sugar and milk. Stir in cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Pour into pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over the pumpkin filling. Sprinkle pecans over the cake mix. Drizzle melted butter over all.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Allow to cool.
4. Cut and serve with whipped cream.