A Flannel Friendsgiving

It was our first time hosting a gathering under the name of Where Roses Bloom, and what a success it was! A Flannel Friendsgiving came together over many, many dedicated hours to painting leaves, handwriting place cards, gathering pine cones, and creating elegant floral arrangements. Oh, and lots and lots of baking.  We are so incredibly happy with how everything turned out, and extremely impressed by the talented cooks we call friends! Who knew?!

We are two very blessed girls who are so thankful for the opportunity to have their friends gather together and enjoy each other’s company during this busy holiday season. Take a look at our pictures as we reminisce on such a beautiful night with a few close Nashville friends.

We hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with those you who are dear to you.

With lots of love,
Rosemary & Bethany Rose

Advertisements

Crock-Pot Dressing

There are times when you need a super simple yet tasty recipe. Sunday evening was definitely one of those times. Thankfully for me, my mother has always made the yummiest dressing for the holidays, so I purchased the ingredients & had it cooking in just a few minutes. It’s a Crock-Pot recipe which means all you have to do is mix up the ingredients, place them in the pot & you’re good to go! It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?

Ingredients needed for this tasty recipe:

1 (8 inch) pan cornbread
8 slices dry white bread
4 eggs
2 c. chicken broth
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Celery to taste
1 med. onion
2 tbsp. butter

Mix all of the ingredients except the butter together and place them in the crock pot. Add the 2 tbsp. of butter to the top of the mixture in thin slices.  Cook on high for 2 hours and then on low for 4 hours, making sure to stir the ingredients every 20-30 minutes so that they do not stick to your pot.

And that’s it! I’m thankful for recipes, especially Crock-Pot recipes, for times when I’m trying to cook quite a few things at once and need space in my oven.

Be on the lookout for pictures from our Flannel Friendsgiving gathering Bethany & I hosted on Sunday. We had so much fun!

Love,
Rosemary

*You can also grab this recipe online here.

DIY: Hand Painted Plates

We all know how not-so-fun the average white plates can be, don’t we? I recently decided it was time to add a little pep to my plates by adding a few colorful polka dots. This was a very quick and inexpensive project that completely changed the look of my kitchenware!

I purchased white ceramic plates at the thrift store for $1 each and paints at my local craft store for approximately $1 for each bottle. With a paint brush, I hand painted polka dots on the plates and let them air dry. I decided on polka dots because I’m currently obsessed with them, but feel free to do whatever design you’d like!

Once my plates had time to dry, I baked them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and let them cool. I was so excited at how they turned out! Because they are hand painted, it is best to hand wash them to preserve your designs for an extended amount of time.

And now, with my funky new plates, it’s time for a party! I’m so excited to use these plates for many summer gatherings with friends. What a fun summer this will be!

Love,
Rosemary

 

Homemade Pizza Rolls

Sure, we know ordering a pizza over the phone is easy enough, but we wanted to switch things up and see what would happen if we paired our favorite pizza toppings with crescent rolls. We couldn’t have been more excited about how our experiment turned out!

We gathered some of our favorite fresh fruits, meats, and veggies from the grocery and chopped them into very small pieces so that they could easily fit on the triangle-shaped crescent roll. It was so fun testing out new food combinations on each roll.

Here are some of our favorite topping combinations:
-Mozzarella, pineapple, bacon bits, tomato sauce
-Feta, spinach, olives, tomatoes, olive oil
-Mozzarella, spinach, peppers

Once you have your toppings selected and placed on each individual triangle, roll the crescent roll up beginning with the larger end. We baked our rolls in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes, and they turned out so delicious!

We did learn a few things while creating these miniature pizza treats:
-A few toppings go a long way- remember that your toppings will need to fit within the inside of the roll, so you do not want to overload.
-If you feel that the toppings you have chosen weigh a bit, we suggest using two triangle pieces to “double wrap” your roll. Better safe than sorry!

Thanks for letting us share our pizza roll snacks with you!

XOXO!

Rosemary & Bethany Rose

Soup for a Rainy Day: Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

Recently, I decided to make a pot of soup for a coworker who wasn’t feeling too great. I came across this recipe in my mom’s kitchen a few weeks ago and fell in love with its unique flavor. It consists of simple ingredients that you can easily find in your local market, and the best news is, it’s so easy to make! All you need is a big soup pot or a crock pot, and you are ready to start cooking.

Image

This recipe serves 12 people and only takes a couple of hours to cook!

3 cups of stock (I used 2 cups of vegetable stock and 1 cup of chicken stock)

3 cans of cream of potato soup

1 medium onion chopped

1 box of Uncle Ben’s wild rice (I used an additional packet of seasoning from another box just for extra flavor!)

2 pints of half and half (I used one regular and one fat free)

8 oz American cheese, shredded

2 cans of shredded chicken

Salt & pepper to taste

Curry powder to taste

—-First, you will need to cook the box of rice.Image

— Once the rice has completely cooked, add the rest of the ingredients together and cook for 3 hours in the crock pot. Then, dinner is served!

Image

I think soup is best when you’re sick or cuddled up with a good book on a rainy day. I hope you get the chance to try this recipe and find it tasty too!

Enjoy!

Rosemary [and Bethany Rose]