Well, perhaps just a bit -- for the paperwhites are in a blue and white bowl!!!! But one of my mother's lace tablecloths sets the White tone for the luncheon.
White Irish linen napkins in silver napkin rings and husband Jim's grandmother's silver.
And my grandmother's white plates (white and gold -- Marcasite by Noritake). The menu at each place -- a Linderhof tradition!
And the menu?
Salad of Mixed Baby Greens, cherry tomatoes and Linderhof Vinaigrette
Apricot Curry Chicken Breasts
White and wild rice
Meyer Lemon Tartlets
Freshly Brewed Coffee
As of Monday, I had decided on the menu and it did not include chicken -- but then I found this wonderful recipe in a cookbook (one, actually, that I was about to donate to the Library booksale -- it has since been rescued) and my entree changed completely!!!
It's an easy dish to do and you can do it with breasts or like the original recipe with whole chicken. It's also portion friendly and is an easy thing to do for one or two people without having to have a lot of leftovers!
APRICOT CURRY CHICKEN
Chicken breasts or a whole chicken, cut up
1 cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350. Mix orange marmalade, curry and water. Grease a casserole dish. Lay in chicken and pour marmalade mixture over chicken. Baked, uncovered. The recipe for a whole chicken, cut up was 45 minutes. I baked the breasts for 30 and they were perfect.
Serve with rice (we like white and wild mix).
It's Thursday, so please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.