Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hats Off for Show & Tell

Today I wish to show you a
hat box I covered for my
Mother...a loooong time ago...


(click to see all the details)

and tell you about the 'hat' inside.


It is actually a pillow. The little photo in the
pocket watch frame is my parents--
young and in love.
And they are still in love today.

Take your hat off...dinner's on the table!
And now I would like to tell you that
my son is a great Dutch oven cook!
He makes the best fried chicken,
finger lickin' good!


Then he got the idea to cook a roast.
Built the frame from cedar
cut on our property.
Also striped a cedar branch
to hold the meat.



Then we show the wonderful result.
And since I'm bragging...I will also
tell you he plays a mean fiddle.
Old Time Texas Fiddle music.
We will be traveling to Weiser, Idaho
in June for a fiddle contest.


Woo-Hoo! Its Friday.
Thank you Kelli for hosting SHOW & TELL FRIDAY
and Gollum for Foodie Friday

~Candy~

31 comments:

Jean Tuthill said...

I love th hat box and the pillow, they are so pretty. The chicken dinner looks really good. Congratulations to your son, I hope he wins the contest.

santamaker said...

Wow, I am soo impressed. Everything looks great and he is awesome!

carolinajewel said...

Candy, you should brag! Your son is handsome, musical and can cook!!! You've done something right as a mama! :D Jewel

mbkatc230 said...

How great that he likes to cook! And he's a cutie and plays the fiddle! Quite a catch for some lucky gal. Kathy

Gollum said...

The hat box is a wonderful memory; I enjoyed reading about it. Your son is just adorable. Iron Chef, move over! I loved this post.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful hat box filled with a beautiful memory..Your son is incredible..what talent, a chef( it looks delicious) and can play the fiddle too!! You must be so proud.. congrats to him... hugs ~lynne~

Shelia said...

Now first I must tell you ~ what a wonderful son you've raised! He's amazing to cook like this! It sounds delicious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

bj said...

I can see how much you love this fella...handsome AND can cook!! WOW..I love fried chicken better'n
anything but seldom eat it anymore...it sure looks yummy...

Martha said...

Candy -- that is some roast!

Linda said...

Now that's pretty impressive! What a great looking meal by your son! Linda

Melissa Miller said...

What a delicious looking chicken meal!

Good luck to your son in the fiddle contest. :)

PAT said...

Delicious looking chicken dinner!

The Fiddlers Contest sounds like fun! Best of luck to your son!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I think I recognize native rock on your house in the picture, and the cedar clinches it -- HILL COUNTRY -- I used to live in Georgetown, I wonder if you are anywhere near there! The houses were so pretty with all that native stone. But the yards were just ALL rocks! Live way out in West Texas now, very different indeed.

Your son is surely a young man to be proud of! Talented in many ways!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I LOVE his ingenuity...and cooking skills!! Best to him in the fiddle contest!

Smilingsal said...

That hatbox is amazing. You are so neat!

And you're lucky to have a chef growing up at your house. Oooo, the meals you must enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday.

Spruce Creek Farm said...

Lovely hat box and it's great that you've taught your son to cook! It's a lost art to many young men!
Most only can cook by opening up a can of Bampbell's or a package of hot dogs. Back when I was in school, they used to have a class for the young men called bachelor survival.

A Hint of Home said...

Wow, you have raised a multi-talented young man. I would want him with me if we were stuck in the woods. The food looks yummy.

ceekay said...

The hatbox and pillow are sweet. Wonderful idea! That is an interesting way to cook also! Have a great weekend.

Chandy said...

Oh my, what talent! The girls will just die knowing that about him! I'm sure they already do! I'd love to taste some of those roast and chicken!

Carolyn (Candy)

Honeycombmama said...

Beautiful job on the hat box. I love the picture of your folks, you can definately tell they love each other. What precious memories. I love to hear a good fiddler! Anytime he wants to put on a blog concert we are game;)
Have a great day
Gina Jo

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE that dark red hat with the rose on it!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

WHat a cute son you have- and he can cook no less!! He will be quite a catch!

blessings
mary

Susan B said...

The hat box and hat are beautiful! Your son is very talented, I don't blame you for bragging! I hope he does well in the fiddle contest.

Susan said...

I wish my sons liked to cook..you are very lucky!

Susan

Susie Homemaker said...

That pillow is very unique...I like the way you SHOW & TELL!

Good luck to your fiddlin chef!

Blessings,
Susie

Carla said...

Happy Friday to you! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Handsome, smart, talented boy your got there, LOVE your hat box and hat pillow:)

SusanQ said...

Hats off to you and your great looking, cooking and fiddling son! You must be a proud momma to have so much talent in the house. Good luck to him in the competition.

SusanQ said...

Hats off to you and your great looking, cooking and fiddling son! You must be a proud momma to have so much talent in the house. Good luck to him in the competition.

I love the hat box and pillow inside. What a lovely story.

Happy To Be said...

Candy loved the hat...and girl you have the bragging rights with your Son...how cool what he builted and cooked...thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Elaine said...

Oh that chicken looks so good! Nice to have a son who loves to cook. One of my sons is great cook also. The hatbox was really lovely too, Candy.
Elaine :)

Lady Katherine said...

I love the hat box, the hat calls my name! lol Love how he built and cooked on this! I bet it was so great! I can almost taste it! Love the fiddle! You should brag! This was a great thing to share!