I was looking over a number of my food photos recently, and realized I have a lot of white and clear dishes…and my kitchen table is white, and my windowsill is white…
Case in point: clear dish, white windowsill.
I snagged two sets of two placemats for $3.96 a pair (instead of $3.99 each) and a pack of aqua blue napkins to match both sets of placemats for $9.99. Although the napkins weren’t on sale, I justified it by noting that they matched both placemat sets.
I decided to use one of my placemats and napkins to display today’s lunch: Crock-pot Red Lentils and Rice and a spinach and goat cheese salad.
Don’t you love the paisley?! It makes the windowsill much prettier.
I also got a pair of this fun new bowl for $1.49 each (down from $3.99 price at Ross’).
Isn’t it adorable? (Tootin’ my own horn on this find…)
The Crock-pot Red Lentils & Rice was just as good reheated from the freezer, and paired nicely with my spinach & goat cheese salad.
Topped with Annie’s Light Raspberry Vinaigrette. This is fast becoming one of my favorite simple salads. I love shredded goat cheese on salads. It’s a new obsession. I can go through 1-2 ounces of goat (or sheep) cheese a day. No joke.
Anyways, I’m going to keep admiring my fun new decorations.
Have you tried goat cheese or sheep cheese yet? Have you tried just the creamy goat cheese or the aged, semi-hard/hard cheese too? If you haven’t tried goat cheese yet, do. And though I love the creamy goat cheese, which is a great alternative to cream cheese, and also pairs well with cranberries, apples & crackers (trust me – and go try it. now.), I have recently found a special place in my heart for the aged goat and sheep cheeses such as manchego. I love topping salads, pastas and crackers with shavings of the cheese, as well as cutting off a cube for an afternoon snack boost. Sooo good.