I'm grumpy this afternoon and I really don't have a good reason to be so. I hope I am not coming down with a cold. We have the Expo Antique and Collectible show this weekend, so I don't want to be sick! I decided I needed a cup of tea and needed to take a bit of time out from my busy day to post my Tea Time Thursday post. It's a chilly autumn day and the tea tastes good...pumpkin spice tea!
My friend LaVonne, knows how much I love FALL, so she is always picking up treasures for me that are just perfect for the season. She is such a friend, right?! She gifted me with this darling little cup and saucer. Yes, those are brown leaves.
I'll come back to the teacup, but wanted to share this cookbook she gave me. It is wonderful and I adore anything pumpkin. I decided to try a soup recipe the other night. I chose Pumpkin and Bacon Soup, but did add about 2 cups of cooked wild and long grain rice to it. Jimmy loves rice. I didn't have time to cook fresh pumpkin, so I used 2 cans of organic cooked pumpkin and it was great. I know fresh pumpkin would have been even better, but just didn't have the time. This would also be wonderful with ham instead of the bacon. I think I would do that next time.
I served it with a spoonful of plain yogurt on mine...Jimmy had sour cream on his.
I adore curry...not too much...but enough for that wonderful flavor. The fresh apple slices were perfect.
Look at this spoon rest!!!! I just love it! Brown and a tea time theme. It is made in Poland and is so very nice.
And now, back to the cup and saucer. It is German, marked V&B Wallerpangen. It is older, but I couldn't find the exact time. The company did close in 1931, so at least I could date it a bit. You can see the markings in the last photo of this blog.
So Happy Tea Time Thursday! I am feeling more cheery now. A big THANK YOU to my very dear friend who knows me so well. You are such a blessing in my life LaVonne.