Sunday, June 27, 2010

HAM BISCUITS & HOSTESS APRONS

Just keeping it Southern y'all! Tonight, I'm serving my friends ham biscuits and iced tea...with grace and style. Yes, I'm a Foodista and I've got a darlin' apron collection to prove it!!!
I'm wearing a hostess half-apron in the 'Gigi Toile' pattern by Jessie Steele. I don't believe this pattern is available in the half apron anymore, but I think they carry the full apron at BedBath&Beyond.

Love the pattern! The prissy girl primpin'...
The prissy girl walking her prissy dog...

The prissy girl shopping...with a schlepper, of course!

Serving ham biscuits and iced tea...from the Secretary!




Silver Pitcher Iced Tea*...a awesome recipe from my BFF Teresa Jane

Ham biscuits are at home on the table at any Southern soiree...
Plates with a Parisian scene, from Mikasa...

It is perfectly proper to place your drink on your plate, along with a ham biscuit while standing and socializing. Remember do use the "three finger rule" when eating a sandwich...use your thumb, the index finger, and the middle finger and take dainty bites!
If you are holding only a beverage, keep it in your left hand so that your right hand will be free to shake hands with others...




"Teresa Jane's Silver Pitcher Iced Tea":
Bring 1 gallon water to a boil. Add 3 family-size tea bags and steep for 3 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Add 2 cups sugar, stirring until dissolved. Stir in 3/4 cup white grape juice and a 1-1/2 oz. packet of lemonade mix. Chill for 3 hours. Serve over crushed iced and add fresh mint.

I love to serve my guests Southern food with a Southern-style! And...I always make sure I wear my pearls with my hostess apron!

36 comments:

VA Gal said...

That looks wonderful! I love ham biscuits, and can't picture a good southern party without them.

bevy said...

Love a ham biscuit with Smithfield ham and Marshall's biscuits... reminds me of my grandmother. When she was still entertaining, she always has them.

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

You, my dear, are so adorable. Mmmmmm, I love ham biscuits and sweet tea! Yummy! I'm such a sucker for cute aprons, and that one certainly is a keeper!

Hope you've had a great weekend! xoxo

Karen said...

Ham biscuits. Hmmm. Sorry to say I've never heard of doing that. Are the biscuits toasted? Do you mustard or mayonnaise.. or are they left plain? I would love to try this.
Thanks for sharing!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

midnight macaroons said...

Miss Janice, you look absolutely divine in your apron and pearls. Those ham biscuits look fabulous and the arrangment of your spread has not gone unnoticed. Perfecto!

Tammy B said...

I love ham biscuit. Sometimes, I go to Cracker Barrel and get them for lunch.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

You are so classy and cute. Love your yummy food, and that apron is so chic. Goes great with your pearls. :)

Blonde Steel Magnolia said...

I love Jessica Steele aprons! Very nice setup. :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh yum! That tea recipe sounds wonderful! And you, Miss Janice, are just the cutest little thing ever! I just bought a pink one the other day -- love the half aprons!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

You are so cute! Love the apron!

Donna

Town and Country Mom said...

Delightful! You can't go wrong with a good ham biscuit for almost any occasion, and I'm looking forward to trying your tea recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I have really enjoyed reading yours--I especially loved your post on Mount Dora. I lived there for 12 years, and I just loved it! We always try to go back in February for the Antiques Extravaganza and the Goblin Market!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

What a darling apron and you wear it so well! Such a lovely party...the whole design is wonderful!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Hattie said...

Miss Janice, Your posts always inspire me. Now, I've just gotta invite some friends in for ham biscuits and sweet tea. I'll be using Miss Teresa Jane's recipe for the tea. And I'll be sure to wear my half apron and pearls! You make a simple event simply Elegant!
Thanks for bringing this to us out in blogland.

Bea said...

Ham biscuits mmmm... You look lovely in your apron, Miss Janice! Have a nice week...

jlpreppy said...

You look so adorable and are always so put together. I love the pearls and apron.

JL Preppy
Walnut Creek, CA

Shelia said...

Well, good evening Miss Cuteness! Aren't you just the cutest little thing in your little prissy apron! :) I can't help that, I learned it from you! :) It's a darling little apron and the fabric is just precious!
Now I love ham biscuits! I always do this when I bake a ham, but I need me some mustard to smear on my biscuits! The tea sounds so good and I think I'll try this!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pink Martini said...

Get out, missy! Are you just the cutest thing or what? :) I am not familiar with ham biscuits but they look as delish as the iced tea looks refreshing!

High Heeled Life said...

Oh Miss Janice.. that apron is so adorable ... tell me one get still get it somewhere. Love the presentation you shared - it has given me some ideas for a simple easy way to have a couple of friends over. That I could even due without too much help. Happy Monday HHL

Lori said...

Thanks for the recipe and the three finger sandwich eating tip! Love your apron collection.

Bethany said...

How lovely. Ham biscuits are so yummy. It's a real treat for me since they are not so easy to find around here. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Kathie Truitt said...

I'm just now catching up with blogs - you're looking fantastic and Coco is precious!! I also dress Violet my miniature schnauzer.

You had asked me a while back where to find my book. It will be released August 3rd, so you can either order from Amazon, BarnesNoble.com,etc, or go to your favorite bookstore.

Sherrie said...

I just love reading all about your southern charm and I am about as far from the south as you get (WI)!

the pink prep said...

i'm a big ham biscuits maker myself! (wouldn't be a southern girl now, if i wasn't, right?) how perfect for entertaining!!
i remember when i was in college, whenever we had guests over i would always get up early and make ham biscuits and coffee...now, going to school in the midwest, my roomates thought i had just gone CRAZY! but, let me tell you, when we all took a road trip up north to see a Notre Dame football game, it was our host that did the same thing in return!! (see, good manners DO rub off!) and did I mention, the host was a gentleman?!?!? a true one if he got up and did this kind of morning work!

Preppy 101 said...

Cute pictures!! Oh, yes, nothing like a ham biscuit! Good salty, country ham. June Cleaver would be happy to see you wearing your pearls ;-) xoxo

Jeannette said...

Morning Miss Janice! You are such an inspiration for putting some "zing" into daily life. Love how your cache pot matches the napkins/plates and apron! You absolutely can never go wrong with toile anything-not to mention the pearls! Cute pattern I've never seen! One of those biscuits would be delicious right now (6:19am) with my second cup of coffee!lol Enjoy your week - Sincerely, Jeannette

Teresa Jane said...

Yes, we all love our iced tea here in the south but that Silver Pitcher recipe is the best. I can never get enough ham biscuits. You look so pretty Miss Janice. See you soon.

A Hint of Home said...

I'm sure your guests enjoyed every bite and every sip you served. I love your secretary!
You look adorable!

Michelle said...

Fabulous! I never knew there was such a thing as a silver iced tea pitcher but now that I've seen yours of course I'd love one too! Ha!

linda said...

Pretty!

Barbara said...

Oh that looks so good, and I would love to win that apron, I need a new one indeed. I am a follower and ome regularly, hugs my friend, Barbara

BEAR's Mom said...

I am so, so SORRY that I am not your neighbor Miss Janice...
because I am so, so missing out on iced tea and ham biscuits :D

cute, cute apron.

as always...love the pearls!

~victoria~

Jo said...

You look simply adorable!
Loving the apron that perfectly matches your outift {a must!}

We didn't have ham biscuits growing up in Michigan. They do look delish and the tea is a perfect refresher for any hot summers day.

Jo

...All Things Refined said...

Miss Janice - I adore you and want to be your BFF! You make everything fun and wonderful. xo

annie said...

Love the apron, love the etiquette lesson too.
Thanks Miss Janice!
*off to make iced tea now*

cam said...

Miss Janice. I grew up learning all the rules of etiquette from my grandmother. As an officer's wife, it was truly second nature to her after a life of teas and cocktail parties. She passed away two years ago. I so miss her so and all the sweet advice and tips she always had. I had a trusted answer to any question on rule of attire or manners. Your site has been such a joy to me. It's the ladies that make the south such a special place!

nannykim said...

With all this southern food how come you haven't had a heart attack yet, lol. You are too cute.