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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dining Tuscan style, and something BIG!

Good evening everyone!
As I sit here in front of my computer with a green mud mask on, I am thinking of my exciting weekend ahead.
So how about a little Tuscan food tonight?
Oh wait, you want to know what is so exciting right?
I have to put on my Sunday's best, because I am meeting a very special friend on Friday..a blogging friend whom we go back BB (before blogging). I am going to say it is over two years now since we have first virtually met on HGTV/RMS

 I just kinda sprung it on her last week, that we would be passing her exit on our way down to visit another friend.

Did I mention I cut my own bangs too, and they are mussed up now?
Oh well....that is totally something I would do before any big day.
Lucy, is pretty excited,
and all I have to do is mention go BYE ,BYE in the car and she is running to the door.
She is going to meet a blogging dog too you know.
I know my friend , well enough by now, and she is busy, busy, busy, cleaning, decorating, who knows what she is painting by the time we get there...
Hopefully her Mr. is NOT working too hard. 
It is only us, and we are only there for a short but very sweet visit.
Some of you may already know who it is, as she has mentioned it a time or two already.
Hope you enjoyed the meal!
Here is the recipe.
I did not add the pancetta this time.  I did last time and it was delicious, but even without it, it is.
Can't wait Kim! See you Friday around noonish!
I have to say I kinda feel like a kid going to the North Pole or something for the first time. The anticipation is killer! In a good way...

Oh and one more thing, there will be a SPECIAL announcement on Friday and I am also very excited about that.  I will be bringing my laptop with me so I can update you more as the details arise.
 YOU WON'T want to miss it!

Table scape Thursday
No minimalist here Open house party
Show and tell

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Blogger Gina said...

Ok, you girls are going to have a blast! That's so cool to get to meet a bloggy friend. Have fun!

Love your photos...they're awesome! I am very ready to sit down to dinner (which looks delicious) at your very inviting table!

June 1, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I can't wait either. Love your setting and I love that dish. Haven't made it in a while.

June 1, 2011 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

How cool is that!? I can't wait to read more about your visit and see the pictures. Have a safe trip.

June 1, 2011 at 8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, how fun! Can't wait to hear about all y'all will do!! Tell her hello!
Your table is beautiful!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

June 1, 2011 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Debbie your table and dinner look wonderful!! You lucky ducks I'm jealous(LOL)!! You guys are going to have a blast can't wait to hear all about it:) Martina

June 1, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

You two have a fun time!

June 1, 2011 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

It's almost 9:30 and I want a fun trip and I'll look forward to reading all about it.

June 1, 2011 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Have fun with lots of pictures to share... loved the table setting and chicken cacciatora looks deelish!!! thanks for sharing the recipe.~Poppy

June 1, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Marlis said...

It's always good to meet up with friends. I wish you save travels and lots of fun. Your Chicken Cacciatora is looking quite good. It's my favorite dish! Super lookin table. many blessings, marlis

June 1, 2011 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

A beautiful and absolutely delicious - low cal (for us) meal! Love it.

Have a good visit.

June 1, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Little City Farm said...

Mmmm, I am definitely hungry and that table setting! It is gorgeous. Have a fabulous time visiting.

June 1, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

Wow, beautiful setting and looks delicious. The painting of the plates inspires me to do wool felt pictures. Enjoy the great time.

June 1, 2011 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I was lucky enough to have Kim come to my blogger brunch and antiquing last October. You are going to love her!!! Hey! Are you swinging by anywhere near Asheville NC?? You could stop here too!

June 1, 2011 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

How exciting...hope you have fun on Friday. And your pasta looks simply delicious....wish I liked to cook!
Marianne :)

June 1, 2011 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

No Penny we do not go that way. We have been up to Asheville but not in a couple of years. I will certainly let you know next time we do.

June 1, 2011 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Oh-Debbie- How exciting. I think you and Kim will have to raise your hands to take turns talking! lol I'll bet she is just over the moon too. Lord, knowing her she will be out painting the front of her house before you get there to match her petunias! xxoo Diana

June 1, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

Sounds like a good time! Have fun and this meal looks wonderful!! And your photography is beautiful!

June 1, 2011 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Hi Debbie!
Oh my gosh, this dish looks SOOOOO mouth was watering. What a fun post. When I saw the word Tuscan I jumped right! Loved your pictures. Have fun on Friday! XOXO ~Liz

June 1, 2011 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

Man that looks good!! Hey woman! You will be passing me on the way to Kim's! On the way home you should stop at Starbucks on exit 90 near the big peach butt lol!!!

June 1, 2011 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger 1 Funky Woman said...

Ahhh, lucky you! You are going to have so much fun!

Boy does that look amazing! I think I can practically smell it!


June 1, 2011 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

I am so jealous!!! You too will have such a nice time! So will Lucy and Bailey! Love your tablescape and that dish... helloooo sweetheart... come to momma!!!

June 1, 2011 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh sounds fantastic Debbie!! Can't wait to hear more about you and Kim meeting up~ soo much fun! Love your tablescape too- have a great weekend! :)

June 1, 2011 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

HAVE FUN! I jealous.

June 2, 2011 at 12:01 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, I am soooo jealous that you are getting to meet each other but also soooo happy for the both of you! Your tablescape is just lovely and I know you gals will have a blast comparing decorating and blogging notes. Be sure to take lots of pics so we can live vicariously through you! :-)

June 2, 2011 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I am so jelous of my two bb (blogger besties) getting together....I sure wish I could be there too. Have fun and give her a hug for me and yourself one too! BTW your dinner looks deeelish!

June 2, 2011 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH how fun! It is wonderful that you two can meet finally! Take lots of pics!

June 2, 2011 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

Hey, Debbie! Just catching-up on your blog. You are going to keep us in suspense, huh!?!?!?

June 2, 2011 at 12:27 AM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I love your table Debbie! Have fun with Kim tomorrow!

June 2, 2011 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Entertaining Women said...

I'l be eager to hear about your wonderful visit. Your table is lovely, and I really like the painted perfect with the blue place mats. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

June 2, 2011 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger Michele Smith said...

Dinner looks delicious! I haven't eaten that since I lived at home. I may have to make soon!
Have a wonderfully fun trip!!!

June 2, 2011 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

It's always fun to meet another blogger...and, by the way, your dinner looks delicious!!

June 2, 2011 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous table setup! Not to mention that your dining table looks wonderful! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

June 2, 2011 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

YUM! South Beach dieting here. NO bread or pasta, two of my favorites. I could eat that whole loaf of bread by myself.

June 2, 2011 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Oh, Deb how wonderful to be able to meet up with Kim. I'm so very sure she is doing something special for your visit! Take lots of pictures, can't wait to hear about it too:) Big smile here for both of you♥


June 2, 2011 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie, you guys are going to have so much fun I remember when Bonnie and I met last year... From RMS she came up and stayed for four days... after going back and forth on RMS to via emails to the phone and now after four years we are the best of friends your table look great and the pasta looks even better... hope you guys have as much fun as wee did.. have a good day


June 2, 2011 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

YUMMY dish and beautiful tablescape! Love all of your blue accents (especially your glasses)! And, how fun you'll get to meet Kim ... I know it feels as though you two are old buds. And, you're right, she's probably painting and decorating away in anticipation for your visit! LOL

June 2, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Debbie, I am so jealous that you are meeting Kim. Your Tuscan table is wonderful and the pasta looks delicious. Have a wonderful time at Kim's and thanks for linking up to my party.

June 2, 2011 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Daniella said...

EEK!!!! How exciting!! I can see why you are so excited!! Have a fabulous time!

and I can't wait to hear you latest surprise!!

June 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Hope you and Kim have a fun time, Debbie!
Looking forward to hearing your special announcement too. :)

June 2, 2011 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Have a fun visit with Kim! I can't wait to see pictures. The meal looked delicious by the way. Love cacciatora

June 2, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

That's HUGE. Kim was one of the first bloggers I stalked and is probably how I found you! Have a great time.

June 2, 2011 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

How NEAT that you are going to KIM'S!!!!! Tell her we all said HI! I am going to a fellow bloggers tomorrow too!!!!!!! I am SOOOOOOOOO excited. It is Yvonne from Stone Gable!!!!! The QUEEN of tablescapes! I know you will have a blast and I can't wait to see pics from your visit. I bet your bangs look fine;):) XO, Pinky

June 2, 2011 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

You lucky woman! I love Kim's blog. her house is beautiful and I especially love her sun room. Looking forward to hearing about your visit.

You table looks fabulous! I like your pasta bowls. Cute labels on your pretty cobalt glasses.

~ Tracy

June 2, 2011 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger lvroftiques said...

Debbie I'm so excited for you! It's great to meet a blogging friend IRL! I know you two will have a blast!
I have to tell ya I LOVE your table and chairs!!Such a perfect color! I also see that you have a little French inspiration in the form of the eiffel tower thrown in for good measure *winks* Love that! Vanna

June 2, 2011 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Lana Kim White Austin said...

You are so funny! I cut my own bangs, too!!!!!
Have a great time at Kim's....her house is SO VIVID AND WONDERFUL!@!!!!! You two are both just so very sweet!!!!!!

Lana In Italy

June 2, 2011 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know you will have fun! I got to meet Kim and she's a sweetie! Hopefully I can meet you some day, too! HAVE FUN! ♥

June 2, 2011 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Oh give me Italian food any day of the week.! Yum

Your table scape is like and Italian restaurant. Where do I get a reservations?


June 2, 2011 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I expect to see images of the two of you lounging around that amazing sunroom of Kims. lol :)

June 2, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Can't wait to read about your visit. I could dine at your table anytime. The recipe looks delicious but I wouldn't be able to prepare it at my house. Hubby has a chicken curse-he's allergic to chicken! Yeah, I know, it's weird!

June 2, 2011 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Dinner sure looked good! Have fun on your little visit. Don't say anything bad about me when you're chatting about other bloggers, okay? LOL I have to keep up the illusion about my perfection! hugs, Sue

June 3, 2011 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Life in Rehab said...

You dare mention Lucy yet offer up no photo???

I'm sure you gals are going to have a total blast!

June 3, 2011 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh have fun! Sounds like a delightful time. Love your wonderful tuscan table (& food!)

June 3, 2011 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yum! :)

I thought I was already a follower... but apparently not... :( But I am now!

Have a great weekend!

June 4, 2011 at 3:35 PM  

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