Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

January 22, 2010

The West Coast Paula Queen Party- Southern and Sinful!

The welcome for our guests- Paula and Michael!

Our centerpiece, Fresh Flowers and boxes of butter!

Turkey Bacon wrapped around the saltine cracker.
The Finished Product! Yummy!

We decided to show these west coast ladies what all this wonderful southern cookin’ was all about! We invited some friends over with the email invite entitled- “Southern and Sinful”. The food was classica Paula and in fact our centerpiece was the empty boxes of butter we used for the cookin’. The food included one of our favortie appetizers- Saltines wrapped in bacon and parmesan cheese. Yes, I know, it sounds not so good, but I’ve now served this for three parties and it just disappears like you can’t believe. This being California and all that, we decided to use turkey bacon and I will now use that bacon from here on . Not as greasy and you feel you can eat more and not feel guilty. We also make Buffallo Chicken dip and for dessert- Chocolate Bread Pudding. The ladies just loved everything! Thank you Paula for continuing to inspire us with your food! And remember- all these recipes and more are on Paula’s website Pauladeen.com so please visit!

Blue Plate Oysterette, Santa Monica

Yet another wonderful meal here in California! We dashed between the rain drops to have a great luncheon.

I know there are some great restaurants out there, but for style, great food and just a spirit- I love eating here in LA. This is a charming little restaurant right on Ocean Drive in Santa Monica.

We had two great sandwiches- a New England style Lobster roll and an Ahi tuna sandwich on a fresh bagette. Charming and with that fresh ocean air , what a great lunch! Blue Plate Oysterette