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, January 27, 2010

Chicken Salad for Lunch

The Lunch Bunch minus one came for lunch this week. It isn't Spring but the tulips gave a springtime atmosphere to the table. And the gold napkins picked up the yellow in the tulips.
The blue and white Spode plates and a clear glass chicken candy dish for I was going to serve chicken salad!
A new vase is perfect for the yellow tulips that make a wonderful centerpiece for the luncheon table, reminding us that Spring is not that far in the future. And soon the garden will be abloom with daffodils and tulips.
And the candy dishes are put to use -- a bed of lettuce spilling out under the chicken and the chicken salad piled on top.
This luncheon it was a curried chicken salad which gave the salad a beautiful yellow color.

The rest of the menu was lemon poppyseed madelines and a great fresh apple cake over which we poured (or rather spooned) thick Jersey cream. Cups of coffee went well with the cake.

It's Thursday and time for Tablescape Thursday. Join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see what other tables look like this Thursday.

24 comments:

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

What a wonderful idea for serving the chicken salad. Chicken salad in a chicken dish. I like how the lettuce is making a cute little ruffle of green around the bird, too.

The Tablescaper said...

Love the presentation of the salad flowing out of the bowl and I always enjoy your printed menues. They're such a nice touch.

- The Tablescaper

La Table De Nana said...

You make me want to bring home tulips and have little chicken dishes and serve chicken salad~ What a breath of fresh air!

May I ask where those adorable little dishes nested from?

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh, how cute! Martha, I think I may have done a very similar chicken salad this week. I have some jadeite chicken dishes, but I love the glass! Wonderful!

Blondie's Journal said...

I adore the candy dish idea for the chicken salad. They almost looks like mini tureens!! So pretty with the lettuce spilling over!!

xoxo
Jane

Carrie said...

Love the use of the candy dishes. Beautiful luncheon.

vignette design said...

Love the idea of chicken salad in a glass chicken dish! I have inherited many of these and didn't know what to do with them. Now I know! Hmmmm.. Where did I put them? Thanks for the great idea. Your table is adorable. --Delores

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

You blue spode is beautiful! And, please save me a seat for lunch! :)

GardenofDaisies said...

I Love LoVE LOVE that you used your nesting hens for salad dishes! Really cute idea!! And the curried chicken salad looks wonderful! I always love your tablescapes!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

How clever the nesting chickens for salad dishes, wow I love that idea, so clever to think of that and they are so dang cute.,.Phyllis

Pondside said...

The menu sounds yummy and the little glass chicken dishes are perfect for your chicken salad - how clever!

podso said...

I love chicken salad, spode, and blue with yellow. So beautiful and how clever to use those chickens to hold the salad! I have a large one like that and never thought of serving out of it!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a darling way to serve chicken salad! I used to have those little chicken dishes years ago but in amber.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Well, I think tha is the cutest thing I've ever seen !

Mimi said...

Oh, all thee blue and white...lovely vase. Cute idea to use the covered candy dishes for serving the curried chicken salad. Spring can't come soon enough...snow is predicted for tonight and tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I had never thought of serving chicken salad in those hens on a nest, but it looks just perfect! Thanks for sharing such a good idea.

The Victorian Parlor said...

What a great way to serve the chicken salad! I often see those chicken dishes at antique stores and never would have thought of such a creative way to use them:). The menu sounds delicious!

Blessings,

Kim

ellen b said...

What a fun way to serve that chicken salad! I like it. The goblets are such a pretty shape...

Celly B said...

Those yellow tulips are so pretty in your new blue-and-white vase! I love how you had yellow tulips heading your menu card, too! The glass hen dish for the chicken salad is a perfect touch!

Linda Q said...

Hi Martha,
Great table! Love your little touches. And blue, yellow and white always so nice and fresh!
Lovely,
Linda

Marsha's Mpressions said...

How creative you are! Love the way you displayed your chicken salad!!!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful and clever! I love the little chicken dishes used for that purpose. They all go so well with the blue and white too.
Susan

Debbie said...

I love curry on a shoe, so this looked especially good! Love your new vase too, so very pretty!!~

Brandi said...

Gorgeous little lunch! I think I would totally eat that chicken salad (I'm usually picky but yours looks SO delicious). And the yellow and blue together -- perfect.