I woke up today feeling a chill in the air.
Yep! I live in Florida but just like most of the rest of the lower 48…it was cold.
You might not call 41 degrees cold in your neck of the woods, but here in our little coastal city, 41 is definitely bone chilling temperatures.
I spoke to Twin #1 in the midwest and he was driving to work in a frigid 11 degrees….
……and enjoying the heat wave as the temps had gotten down to below zero during the night.
OK, I get it.
But I am still cold.
I think my blood has thinned out since moving to Florida.
So the first thing I did was put on a pot of chicken and rice soup because there is nothing like the aroma of chicken soup filling up the kitchen on a cold winter day.
And of course a loaf of homemade bread is in the oven and now I feel all cozy.
However, I checked my Blog archives while the soup was simmering because I remembered a post several years ago that I titled “Frozen”!!!
You guessed it! It coincided with the movie “Frozen” with Anna, Elsa and Olaf.
Of course it did!
So, I am re-visiting that tablescape today.
For a little background, I invited a few lady friends over for a Frozen dinner party.
No, not the freezer frozen dinners….but I can see you are on your toes and keeping me honest.
I like all my readers like that.
That is why I love you guys so much.
But, to continue….
I worked up this Menu and put Olaf in charge.
To keep the chill in the air, I added blue and white snowflakes to the chandelier.
(That is the old chandy before it was painted with white chalk paint…. . AND before the walls became gray and the plantation shutters became white)
Stay with me now, I don’t want to go to fast for you, plus I have to apologize for some of the early photos of my blogging career…even though most of these were taken after the sun went down. 🙁
For a center piece, I used a wood slice that I sat on a blue snowflake place mat and I placed marshmallows, white chocolate and chunks of white and blue ice at various places surrounding a pretty blue vase. Not real ice of course.
I also used white birch candles that I forgot to light.
But you don’t notice that do you?
I didn’t think so. Thanks.
For each table setting, I used a silver snowflake charger over a blue linen napkin.
I don’t know, because I provided my guests with a white napkin on their plates PLUS a blue hand towel on the back of their chairs.
Perhaps, I thought they were going to be messy, although they have been around a while and seemed to not need dribble bibs or such.
Let’s move on, shall we?
Do any of you remember those?
If you do, be careful because that will date you for sure….and yes, my grandmother had a set of the clear bubbleglass.
I combined flatware by using clear and blue
I liked the combination, plus my guests totaled 6 and I only had a service for four in each set. 🙁
The silver snowflake napkin ring served also as a place card holder.
The napkin rings were all silver even though the one on my place setting appears to be black.
I’ll blame the photographer for that one.
Oh, wait! I was the photographer. 🙁
The German Pfeffernusse cookies (which I named Snowdrift Puffs) contain just a bit of anise to give a bit of that licorice flavor. (Much like my recipe for New Mexico Bizcochitos cookies. You can find that recipe here.)
And the frosty hot chocolate, (you might think is an oxymoron), but it actually was hot chocolate served cold with whipped cream and freshly grated Ghirardelli chocolate. I stuck a straw with blue snowflakes into the cup to make for easier drinking.
The Glacier Bay Chowder was so delish, they asked for seconds.
It was a sausage/corn chowder with a bit of red pepper flakes to add a little spicy-ness….and the ice berg floaters were pieces of puff pastry.
I felt a salad was in order, so I made this pretty blue salad made with pineapple, whipped cream, tiny marshmallows and blueberry jello powder.
Mount Ranier snowflakes were the sugar cookies I frosted.
And the Frozen Snow Balls were simply scoops of ice cream that I placed on a cookie sheet in the freezer. I also sprinkled them with blue sprinkles.
Who doesn’t love cupcakes?
The cupcakes (the Icy Vanilla Mounds) were mini cupcakes that I placed into “Frozen” cupcake liners and put blue and clear colored decorations atop.
So that was my Frozen theme revisited.
And now, it is time for a steamy bowl of chicken and rice soup and hot homemade bread slathered in butter.
Have a Great and Blessed Day!