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.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Menus are always a part of lunch or dinner when we entertain. It's a souvenir of the afternoon or evening plus our guests know what they're going to eat. We make one for each guest and sometimes, we put also use them as placecards and put their name on the top.

Often, we take a picture of the table set up for that particular party and use that picture on the menu. We do that often especially when it is out of town company -- the menu is a souvenir but the picture makes it even more so

I entertained friends for lunch during our town's All School Reunion. A girl who lived at Linderhof when she was in high school and six of her friends. It was fun for her to be back here . . . and it was fun for me to have them.

The menu for that luncheon -- which turned out more pink because I was running out of my color cartridge. But I liked the pink, and so each guest had a menu with a "pink" picture of the table that day.

The plate with the trio of salads.

And dessert! Served on a plate with pink flowers!

Menus -- a tradition at Linderhof whenever we have guests!

It's Saturday and time for Pink Saturday -- so please join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound -- for this Saturday besides Pink -- there may be red, white and blue -- it is the Fourth Weekend after all!


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I think it's a marvelous tradition and so easy to do with computers and printers. Did you do this in some fashion before you could print them at home easily?

Martha said...

Yes, on a typewriter, and photo copied them. Graphics were on a kindergarten level as well!

Lottie said...! That dessert!!!

Pondside said...

I think this is a lovely tradition. I'd imagine that it makes keeping a hostess' diary very easy.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

am going for the dessert! yummey!.. hope there is some left.. happy 4th & happy PS!

Beth said...

Martha, this is such a great idea. I'm having guests next weekend and I just might try that. These are our cousins from Marysville, Kansas. Thanks for stopping by to see me and have a great holiday!
Blessings, Beth

Allie and Pattie said...

Lovely Martha- we've done this many times and guests seem to love it. Happy 4th!
xoxo Pattie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I like your takeaway menus! Sounds like you have some fun gatherings! Jacqueline

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous idea. I know all of your guests think that is so special. I would never have thought of that. Love the idea. Hugs, Marty

Southerncook said...

Martha, Oh how very special to have as your guest a young woman who once lived at Linderhof. The menu sounds great too. How do you make your Chicken Pasta Salad? Inquiring minds want to know.


Mary Bergfeld said...

Martha, this is such a lovely idea. That cake is making my socks go up and down :-). I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Bernideen said...

Very creative idea! What a great legacy this house has! And now in it's prime with you!

lindaraxa said...

I am having withdrawals just looking at that cake!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Yeah, I'm with Linda...that cake looks fabulous!!!