Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Himalayan Salt Plate and Simple & Sweet Fridays #184~

For Stan's birthday
 we bought him a Salt Plate at Williams Sonoma.
We have never cooked on it before and the kids thought he loves 
barbecuing. Let's get it for him.
They also had a cookbook with lots of great recipes.
We ended up buying a 8" x 12" plate with holder and 
(4) 5" square plates. 
He loved the present!
 He cooked Scallops with Bacon,
and some steaks.
The meal was delicious!
It gives a little salt favor to whatever you're cooking.
Great present for someone who loves barbecuing.
We also made dessert
Salted Chocolate Brownies with Pistachio Gelato.
Chill the salt blocks at least 1 hour before using.
We made chocolate brownies and I bought some Pistachio Gelato.
Chop up some pistachios and chocolate to garnish the top.
Drizzle some melted chocolate.
Serve on the salt blocks.
You'll feel like you just went to the best restaurant!!
Forgot to tell you we also made homemade Focaccia too!!
Wow, what a meal!!
Here's some photos outside in the backyard.

Artichoke in Bloom
Bouquet of Crepe Myrtle
Our Crape Myrtle near the potting area.

Trying to keep cool in San Diego.
98 degrees in our backyard.

Stan working on another project.
A view of the garden.
Can you see the pumpkin vines?
I thought I'd plant some extra Jack-Be-Little Pumpkins for the 
 for the holidays coming up!
All the kids will be here for Thanksgiving, can't wait!
Hope you're all surviving this hot summer we've had.
Looking forward to seeing your crafts and projects for the

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  1. Your garden always makes me smile!

    Thanks for hosting.

  2. As always, your garden is beautiful and that is a good looking meal! Thank you for the party and for featuring my trip to St. Maarten!

    Pam (

  3. Jody and Stan,
    Amazing meals upon your salt block, dear friends!!!
    I adore seeing your back lawn and Gardens!!!
    Two years we've tried to grow pumpkins with no luck!!!
    Yes, I did "spy" the pumpkin vines!!! Love their vibrant blossoms!!!
    Thank you for hosting Simple and Sweet Fridays! each week!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead!!!

  4. Great idea for a Bday gift! Thanks for featuring cowgirl party and hosting. Hugs. Monika

  5. I never heard of a salt plate, but it look interesting. Happy Birthday to Stan!

  6. Oh my I love your post! The salt plates are really beautiful and so unique! Oh my what a surprise when I opened your site this morning! Thank you for featuring Fall in All its Glory! Blessings to you this day, Lynn

  7. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je ne connais absolument cette planche de sel ! je suis épatée... Grâce à vous j'apprends beaucoup de choses. Merci pour le partage de ces magnifiques photos qui pour certaines m'ont donnée l'eau à la bouche !

    Gros bisous

  8. Jody and Stan thanks for hosting another great party. Your blog is a feast for the eyes!! Thank you.

  9. Stan & Jody, your meal makes me so hungry! I love the salt plate and the bacon wrapped scallops too. Thank you for sharing such lovely photos.


  10. You take the most beautiful pictures, I always enjoy scrolling thru your posts. Maybe I've been living under a rock, but I've never heard of a salt plate. I like to BBQ so I'll have to look into that. Like how the smaller pieces won't slip in between the grill racks.

  11. No need to go to a restaurant with food like this. Love the dahlias.

    Thanks for hosting.


  12. Oh my goodness, Jody and Stan! SO much inspiration in just one post! I'm truly not sure what I love most! The scrumptious looking food-gorgeous flowers-and those Features-WOW! Just WOW! Thank you so much for hosting!

  13. I've never heard of a salt plate. Will need to look into these. All that food looks so good. I may need to get myself to the kitchen. '-)
    Thank you for hosting and I am honored to have P is for Paper be among your features. Thank you! Those Molly Hatch paper goods truly are gorgeous.

  14. I love scallops! Hubby is a scuba diver and we are on long island now where he dives in the ocean. He went out Wednesday and brought home a dozen scallops- I didn't have bacon but added them to the pan and what a treat!

    Thanks so much for hosting.

    See you again next week.


  15. Happy Birthday to Stan! What a perfect gift for him, and he has already made such good use of it - your meal looks and sounds scrumptious, Jody! Your garden is always such a treat for the eyes, and the soul. I love seeing it in all the different seasons. Thanks for the party and have a wonderful weekend!


  16. I've never even heard of a salt plate, but all those lovely pictures have my mouth watering. I'm loving the links and the fantastic features. Thanks for the wonderful party, and for being a gracious host.

    Sarah @ Backwoods Babies

  17. Your garden is so pretty! Thanks for hosting!

  18. Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such an amazing party! Please take a minute to stop by ours and let us pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls

  19. Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such an amazing party! Please take a minute to stop by ours and let us pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls

  20. Thank you Jody and Stan. I love seeing your wonderful garden and the new wall Stan is building. Thank you for Sweet and Simple Fridays 184. What a feast you both prepared.

  21. Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

  22. Thank you so much for featuring my new/old farm table. Have a great weekend.

  23. That meal looks AMAZING! Those scallops and bacon on the salt plate - oh scrumptious! Beautiful food, beautiful garden.

  24. That salt plate, and the delicacies I beheld, is amazing. Just want to stop by and thank you for hosting the party and take a look at the all the creativity. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  25. Wow! what a meal!! Thank you for hosting! ~Zuni

  26. Oh my, do those brownies look scrumptious! Thanks for hosting!

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