It is time to set a dressier
table for the season since we
have one of the new flavors of Haagen-Dazs
as a guest tonight!
Aren't these new containers so elegant?
I was lucky enough to have the
wonderful people at Haagen-Dazs
send me some of their new flavors
and their Pomegranate Swirl Gelato
just seemed to go with our fall
tablescape today. It might be
a little early to find pomegranates
in the grocery section of your
store, but not in the freezer section.
Let's get the table set.
The table's inspiration came
from these inexpensive beauties
that I found at Home Goods
this year. I added the blingy
(leftover from Amanda's wedding)
from Fabulous Brooch
and it took them to a whole new level.
They center the table along with a rich
beaded and fringed table topper.
We couldn't get too serious so I
added my home made grapevine
wreaths under a chocolate brown
plate to bring in more of the fall season.
I am loving this in the dining
room so I moved two of my chairs
to the wall with the sideboard.
It is fun to leave tablescapes up
for the seasons and holidays
as part of your interior design.
I made eight of these grapevine wreaths
ago with the grapevines that grow
in the backyard just for tablescaping.
The plate stack consists of a chocolate
brown plate topped by a taupe textured
plate and finished off with the leafy
green and cream plate.
I just love the huge soup bowls.
Wouldn't they be great with a fall soup?
Don't you find that you change your
cooking once the weather changes. My
first thing is I begin baking breads again
and then soups to go with the breads.
The rich wood of the napkin rings
brings some more rustic elegance
to the table.
This tablescape is one that goes
beautifully with the uncovered wood
of the table so that it can be a star itself.
The green bubble goblets are my
favorite for fall.
I always find myself turning
to this green flatware year round.
These are just yummy all
dressed up in their finery.
This gives you a nice view of
the beaded topper. I love to
scrunch up a topper for the center
of the table to give it texture and depth.
Are you craving candles with
the days shorter? I know I am. I
love soft candlelight as it gets cooler.
I can't wait for the candlelight
to shine through this hurricane.
Now that the table is set,
it is time to enjoy our dessert
inspired by one of nature's fall fruits
the beautiful pomegranate.
The Pomegranate Swirl Gelato
is another smooth and creamy dessert.
The flavor is really subtle and refreshing.
You wouldn't want to overpower
this flavor so I decided to just
accent it with some home made
pomegranate syrup and some
chocolate covered pomegranates.
Serve it up in a pretty dish
and squirt a little syrup over
the top and garnish with some more
chocolate covered pomegranates
and you have an elegant yet simple dessert.
Don't you just love their new packaging
for these flavors. You know you are
serving up something elegant and
wonderful just with the packaging.
Pomegranate Syrup Recipe
1 C. pomegranate juice
2 C. sugar
2 T. cornstarch mixed in 1/4 C. cold water.
Red food coloring (optional)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Bring the juice and sugar to a boil.
Mix in the cornstarch mix slowly until
the desired thickness. Add a little red
food coloring if desired. Stir in the
lemon juice. Let cool then refrigerate.
This shot shows you how pretty the swirls
are in the Gelato.
A big thank you to the people at
Haagen-Dazs who have given me
the opportunity to sample and then
highlight three of their new flavors.
We have one more to go. If you
missed the first one
click here. It was by far the
best Pistachio I have had. You
could actually taste the salty pistachios!
The final one is
Midnight Cookies and Cream Ice Cream!!
Did I save the best one for last? Who
knows!!?? I haven't cheated, yet!
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