Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Welcome Home Meal


It's Thursday -- time for Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. And since it is December -- it may be time for those Santas and deer and red and green plaids to appear!

But, alas, not at Linderhof . . . . for we are back to reality and our "welcome home" dinner was simple indeed!

But whether it is a gourmet meal or take out, there is no reason not to have things "nice" (as my Grandmother would say).

The centerpiece of an iron pumpkin and fall leaves, cones, pumpkins in the blue oriental bowl on the table -- a centerpiece remnant of mid November when we left on vacation. An English mat at each place and a white napkin in the silver napkin ring -- since it is a soup supper -- the large European spoons and knives are at each place.

And a jug (or bottle) of wine and a loaf (or a few slices) of bread . . . which will go swimmingly with our soup meal.
A spicy corn and crab chowder served in blue and white Spode bowls. Dessert was creme brulee.

Having eaten very well the last couple of weeks, our welcome home meal had to be nice -- no canned soup for us but . . . it is a Costco soup that you heat (and it is heavenly) . . . the bread, too, is Costco and the creme brulee -- from Costco as well.

To two tired travelers it was a great meal with very little effort -- almost as good as our meals on ship!


18 comments:

Susan said...

Lovely! Welcome home! Costco does a very good job.

Chari said...

Hello Martha...

Welcome home, my friend!!! I never got a chance to wish you and your husband a Happy 40th Anniversary! Ohhh my goodness...a cruise to celebrate sounds absolutely divine!!! It looks like ya'll really enjoyed your trip and I bet the islands were fabulous!!! Just going to a warmer climate right now would be soooo nice!!! I really enjoyed your trip photos...what a beautiful place!!!

Well...your spicy corn and shrimp chowder sounds sooo yummy...oooh, and creme brulee for dessert? Mmmmm!!! Welcome home, Martha!!! So good to have you back!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Chari said...

Ooops...meant to say "crab" not shrimp! Hehe!

Chari

Pondside said...

As lovely as it is to have a wonderful holiday, isn't it nice to come home to your own hearth?
That soup looks delicious - I wonder if our Costco has it.........must chech tomorrow!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love soup -- and yours looks wonderful and the presentation on your table is lovely -- welcome home!

ellen b said...

Welcome home. I always enjoy soup and bread after a journey :0)

Mimi said...

Martha, Welcome back! Gorgeous Battenbug tablecloth...love the blue oriental bowl and soup bowl. Save me a glass of that Chard!

xinex said...

Welcome home! That creme brulee sounds good and you just reminded me about the cruise. Did you gain anything? LOL! I always gain at least 5 lbs....Christine

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

MMMMM, sounds wonderful!! Welcome back!

once in a blue moon... said...

cute dishes~

Teri said...

Your Spode bowls are beautiful! Welcome home!

From the Kitchen said...

My husband, the Costco shopper, mentioned the creme brulee. I'll tell him to get it. Love how you set such a lovely table even for soup. I'm going to try to do that more--not just on the weekend.

Martha said...

I did gain 9 pounds -- but after two days of being good (three meals only and no desserts) I lost six so I still have three to go! I figured if I didn't get them off quickly with December and all of that food they would be there to stay!

Mary said...

A perfect welcome home meal served in a beautiful setting. I expect nothing less :-).

Penny said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. A lovely meal - wish we had a Costco.

Maria said...

Happy Anniversary!
Your dinner is so inviting. I love chowders. The lace tablecloth is perfect for your setting ~
Mmmm pass the bread please :)

La Table De Nana said...

I will always love those English mats/ coasters..:) I am happy to have some..Welcome home..:) Me too:)

NettieV said...

Beautiful table! I can vouch for the Costco soups...they have a tomato bisque that is yuuummmmmmmyyy!