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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Lunch on the Porch

The fall weather here in Eastern New Mexico is just gorgeous.    

I thought it would be nice for us to have our lunch  on the front porch.

   I have the table set with fun chili pepper plates on white ironstone chargers.     The centerpiece is just a simple bundle of wheat.

We are having grilled pimento cheese sandwiches and potato salad.      I added some home grown mild chili's to give my grilled cheese sandwich a southwest flavor.

H picked the chili's from our garden this morning and roasted them in the oven.    

The pimento cheese was left over from our lunch yesterday,  so I thought the addition of the green chili's and grilling  would make it not seem so "left over"

This is the entrance to the front porch where we are having lunch.  

  I had picked up some dried corn stalks from a local farm and tied the bundles around the columns.    

I plan to make a wreath with some of the dried corn cobs that were  still left on the stalks.


Til next time!


  1. Love those corn husks and that's a lot of them too! One year I bought some and they were skimpy but yours are great!

  2. This tablescape is so inviting and the menu sounds great. I LOVE grilled pimento cheese sandwiches. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great week!

  3. omg.....I love it all! Would love your recipe for the pimento grilled cheese sandwiches.

  4. Bonjour chère amie,

    Une belle manière de déjeuner... Un décor adorable et romantique.
    Merci pour ces jolies photos.

    Gros bisous ♡

  5. Good Morning Penny
    What a beautiful entrance to your porch. Love the corn stalks. Your table setting is perfect for lunch and your food looks so yummy. Enjoy this gorgeous weather
    can't wait to see the wreath you are going to make with the corn stalks

  6. Love those Corn Stalks!! We used to put them around our pillars but when we got the new vinyl pillars and had to pay what we paid for 16 foot pillars, Joe said no more stalks tied to the pillars so we have not had them in years......
    I did scale back my outdoor decorating this year to mostly Fall and donated some things to our church Flea Market.....
    The food looks Delicious!!

  7. Great lunch menu!!! I could almost smell the chilis roasting! I love how you decorated the front of your porch with the corn stalks!!!

  8. I too love a pimento cheese sandwich, but never thought to add the peppers- thanks for the idea! Your tablescape is very pretty and I love the cornstalks and flowers on the front porch!

  9. Your menu sounds so yummy! Lovely tablescape.

  10. Your cheese sandwiches look so YUMMY! I LOVE the cornstalks and flowers-and I can't wait to see the wreath you make out of the dried corn!

  11. Simply beautiful, my dear! You are inspiring me to get busy..I've not done a single thing for Fall. Maybe tomorrow.
    Those corn stocks are amazing. :)

  12. Looks like a beautiful place to enjoy an afternoon lunch! May you continue to enjoy the great outdoors! Blessings, Cindy

  13. Hi, Penny, Beautiful. Pinned. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  14. The entrance to your porch is just gorgeous, we do the same thing with cornstalks, it's the only time of year my hubby gets into decorating with me :) Your table is just gorgeous, anything served on it would be great!

  15. Lunch looks yummy, and I am just loving all of your fall decor. I can't wait until it is nice enough to enjoy the outdoors in Texas. We were outside this evening.... it is slowly crawling in. I love fall weather!

  16. How lovely! In our area, as soon as you bring out food in the fall, the hornets are all around. You must not have that trouble. When the weather is the nicest, you can't eat outside! Ugh!

  17. Penny, you have it all looking so pretty. I love the stalks, we used to do that, I guess we stopped when our daughter got older. You food looks so yummy, it's 5:14 am my time and that would be so good for breakfast!

  18. Penny....Love your entrance and what a yummy looking lunch. Thanks for sharing at Friday Favorites. I hope to see you there again this Friday. Have a wonderful week!

  19. Penny, the weather here has been gorgeous lately as well! Lunch out on the porch sounds perfect. Love the festive look of the corn stalks. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Eating outside is always so much nicer somehow isn't it....especially in your own back yard!

    Those sandwiches look super yummy.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  21. Very Nice! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! I pinned this to My 2 Favorite Things Pinterest Board!

  22. Wow. This is fantastic! Such a lovely set up! Thanks for sharing with the Pretty Preppy Party! - Heather

  23. Gorgeous in every way, and lunch looks delicious! Thanks for linking up at Best of the Weekend!


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