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.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Some Daughter Time

Daughter Sarah and her Andy live too far away -- an eight hour drive -- which means that visits are too far between.

But when we came home from New England we decided to come home from the North and thus made Minneapolis our last vacation stop.    

Free room and board is always a great way to end a vacation!!!!   And Sarah and Andy are perfect hosts.

Sunday afternoon while the guys watched football, she and I did some shopping errands and then had lunch together.    It was a great mother/daughter afternoon.

For lunch, we went to the a quaint place . . .

In Linden Hills . . .

We ate inside -- but by the window -- it was a little chilly for outdoor dining.

With dining outside.

The food looked amazing and we both decided on . . .

We should have got cups instead of bowls but it was so good that we each ate our whole bowl!

The potato ham soup.     A great lunch for a fall day.

And we shared . . .

Roasted Apple Salad that we want to try to make at home.

The roasted apple salad.  

   Which we took apart as we ate so that we could replicate it at home -- it was sooo good!     Roasted apple chunks (with the peels on), chopped nuts, blue cheese, arugula and a vinaigrette.     It will be a great salad to serve with a grilled pork chops and some creamy potatoes gratin.    She and I both are on a mission to recreate it in our own homes.    We'll see who does it first.    My money, actually, is on Sarah!

It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.


Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Hello Martha!
Oh goodness...I just had a snack and now I'm hungry again after seeing your beautiful photo's. That chowder and salad look delicious...I can almost smell it. I've never heard of a roasted apple salad...I think that's something I'd like to try. Of course I love soup/chowder...just about any flavor any time of the year. I made Potato Corn Chowder last night and we'll be enjoying it again this evening with home made buttermilk biscuits but our salad won't be as lovely as yours was apples. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a wonderful weekend.
Maura :)

Kerin said...

Well... whoever is the first one to duplicate the recipe...I hope you share it with us. It looks divine.
How wonderful that you were able to spend some time with your loved ones.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Monica @ Happily Playing with Dishes said...

I am glad you got to spend time with your daughter. I hope you made it up to Oliver.

Pondside said...

A lunch with your faraway daughter must have been such a treat for you. The salad looks delicious - I hope that you'll post a recipe when you make one!

Erica (Irene) said...

Martha...Glad you could spend some time with your daughter...loks like you had a good time.

The Norwegian said...

Delicious! Since I am from Minnesota, this was of particular interest.

Sue/the view from great island said...

My daughter and I do the same thing, pick apart great restaurant dishes so we can (try) to recreate it at home. The soup and salad look amazing, let us know what you come up with!

Mary said...

I wondered what turtle bread was.

Bernideen said...

How fun for you both! You will have that salad whipped up in no time!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

I can't wait till you recreate that yummy salad. So glad you enjoyed some quality family time~

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh wow that salad looks fine.
Loads of my favorite things.
Although I have to admit, I've never tried roasting apples.
Hmmm. . . challenges, eh?

Isn't it lovely to have time with a daughter? I'm lucky that Anne is just one hour away, and we get together for a late breakfast/early lunch almost once a week. So wonderful. On the other hand, daughter Alida is 3000 miles away in the wilderness known as California. Blech. I miss her, but the saddest thing is that you get used to not seeing one another, and I really hate that.

I'd gladly trade an 8 hour drive for a 3000 miles flight!

But the burning question of the day: are you dressing up as a witch on Halloween? Pictures, don't forget!