I spray painted it black, stuffed it with newspaper, topped that with moss, added some feathers, stuck the pumpkin on top and added a festive fall bow:
I got the feathering my pumpkin idea from Chris at Just A Girl, she put a pumkin in a feathered nest, how cute is that! Thanks, Chris!
Tom Turkey is from The Dollar Tree, isn't he so sweet? I know, it's too early for Thanksgiving, but he is too cute to put away:
Side Table in Dining Room, I added a small lamp, but will do something bigger when I can. I bought a couple of these lamps at Michael's on clearance for $5, they might still have some:
OK, so now that you are all ready for fall, here is a new recipe that I am going to try this week. It is from the September, 2008 Better Homes & Garden magazine:
Maple-Glazed Chicken With Sweet Potatoes
1 1-lb. 8-oz. pkg refrigerated mashed sweet potatoes (I bought Bob Evans brand)
1 lb. chicken breast tenderloins
2 tsp. steak grilling seasoning blend, such as Montreal (I use McCormick)
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup sliced green onions (I will use chives from my garden)
1. Prepare sweet potatoes in microwave oven according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, lightly coat chicken with steak seasoning. Heat butter in large skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken. Cook 5 to 6 minutes until no longer pink (170 F), turning once halfway through cooking. Remove from skillet; cover and keep warm. Stir maple syrup into hot skillet; cook 2 minutes. Stir in green onions.
3. Divide chicken and potatoes among 4 plates. Drizzle with maple syrup mixture.
Doesn't that sound yummy? And easy, too, love it!
Have a wonderful week,