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, September 21, 2011

A Soup Supper

It was a cold and rainy night . . . .

The summer drought was broken last Saturday, thankfully, and even though we got rained out at the Farmer's Market, we welcomed the moisture for it had been so long since we had had any rain that even the lilac leaves were curling up!

And although it didn't rain all day, it did rain off and on most of the day.     And with a crisper full of odds and ends, it seemed like a soup day.

And it seemed like a company day as well and so we invited Friend Betty over to share soup with us.
Breakfast room table set for a simple soup supper

It was dark (and rainy once again) by the time Betty got there but it was fun to listen and watch the rain as we enjoyed a simple soup supper.

Spode Blue Room Soup bowls, atop Spode Blue Italian plates.   

With, of course, my beloved blue and white dishes -- and the German silver soup spoons.   Big soup spoons and the little English butter knives for we also had hot bread with rosemary.

Garlic chives and candlesticks

The garlic chives were still perky and made a delightful centerpiece flanked by the Asian blue and white candlesticks.

Empty the Crisper Vegetable Soup

Husband Jim proclaimed this the best vegetable soup I've ever made.     It was an empty the crisper soup never to be duplicated -- a few carrots and a whole lot of celery, two whole zucchini and fresh tomatoes, onions, of course, leftover prime rib, a few potatoes but not many and then just to add to the mix the rest of a bag of frozen white corn and a handful of TJ's fire roasted yellow corn and some frozen peas as well.

It made for a great rainy day supper, a super lunch the next day and Husband Jim finished it off the day after for lunch for I had a luncheon meeting.

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


Southerncook said...

Sounds like my kind of soup, YUM!!!!


Pondside said...

That's TGD's favorite sort of soup!
It rained here today too, and I'm taking credit for it because I watered the beds this morning.

Meredith said...

Beautiful as usual. Your stemware looks like something my mom has...very pretty!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I love this kind of soup. I even love that it can never be duplicated. When my mother made it when I was growing up she always cut up some chives very finely early in the day and put them into a container of cottage cheese and let the flavors blend all day. The we had our soup with kaiser rolls and chive cottage cheese. Yummmmm!

Erica (Irene) said...

Martha....your table looks beautiful and that soup I could go for seconds.Yummmm!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

I always love to see your blue and white dishes, china, etc. I adore blue and white and you do set such a lovely table. Visiting here on your blog is always a treat.

On Crooked Creek said...

Don't you love it when a plan comes together! Soup, friends, and rain...sounds lovely for an Indian Summer evening on the Prairie! The soup sounds delicious..."crisper" soup...catching title!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great meal for a rainy day. Love the Italian soup bowls.
xo E + J