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, December 14, 2011

Sunday Lunch For Sunday Supper

One of our favorite parts of our Spring in England was the Sunday pub lunch. 
The menu from our first Sunday pub lunch this trip.

A choice of beef or pork or chicken with vegetables -- one of which was roasted potatoes.    Horseradish and Yorkshire pudding for the beef; applesauce for the pork.     Husband Jim varied from week to week.

roast beef, vegetables, Yorkshire pudding

I only had the roast of beef for I adored the Yorkshire pudding.

When we arrived home it was summer, and we seemed to be too busy to have a Sunday lunch.    Gardening chores and another trip.    And it was summer, after all, and grilled steaks or chops seemed more fitting fare than a roast.

Last week I found a great roast at the market and so on Sunday, I cooked a Sunday roast.    Alas, we ate it for supper rather than lunch for an Advent Sunday is a busy Sunday.

The breakfast room table set for Sunday Lunch for Sunday Supper

We ate in the breakfast room, off the Royal Doulton Christmas China, with carols playing softly in the background.

Night falls early in mid December

A Yankee Candle Mistletoe candle lended the scent of the season.    Red linen napkins -- for it is December.

And for dinner, a bought a long time ago and never used . . .

Bought on a trip to England in 1994 and never used -- imagine!

Yorkshire pudding tin.       Which made . . .

These look as good as the ones we were served in England!

Four perfect Yorkshire puddings -- which went perfectly with our . . .

A traditional Sunday pub lunch on the Royal Doulton Christmas china.   We abandon our beloved blue and white in December for the Christmas Tartan.

Roast beef, roasted potatoes and carrots.    Yorkshire pudding is easy to make -- it's a cousin to popovers and Dutch babies.    Basically, a batter of milk, eggs and flour with a pinch of salt, poured into a hot pan that has beef drippings poured into it and then baked in a very  hot oven.

Supper is ready for us.

Served not all that late on a Sunday evening -- it gets dark early in the weeks before Christmas for we're about to get to the Winter Solstice.

The roast was served with . .

The traditional condiment -- horseradish sauce

Horseradish sauce, of course, which was spooned onto our plates with . . . what else -- a horseradish spoon.    A souvenir of our early December trip to Vegas.

It is Thursday and I'm joining Susan  at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.    Christmas tables abound, I'm sure, as everyone shares their pretty Christmas dishes this Thursday.


Nann said...

What a beautiful table and your menu looks just delicious. Our daughter lived in England for about a year and a half and loved every minute of it. She loved the food and wants me to make it for her. We too have visited and so enjoyed our stays there. Your country is wonderful. And so is your blog. I saw this on BNOTP Tablescape Thursday and it beckoned me here. So glad I came.

With Warmest Regards,


Phyllis @Around the House said...

I'll be right over for dinner...everything looks wonderful...the decorations are lovely and inviting....thanks for sharing with us...

MarmePurl said...

Wonderful. Beautiful scene. Beautiful meal.

Taste the Rainbow said...

Looks yummy, Martha. And your house looks lovely too.

Mary ~

Taste the Rainbow said...

Looks yummy, Martha. And your house looks lovely too.

Mary ~

Kerin said...

A beautiful table and a delicious gourmet meal. Nothing better.

I love your 'Christmas' china. So cheerful and colorful.

Hope you have a great day :)

Entertaining Women said...

The Royal Doulton Christmas pattern lives well in your lovely surroundings. I never knew that was a horseradish spoon...neat piece. I need to try to make some Yorkshire pudding. I love it, too. Thanks for stopping by. I pray that you are enjoying the holiday season. Cherry Kay

Marigene said...

Those plates are lovely and very festive, Martha. Your menu sounds delicious...

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This looks like delightful fare. Your plaid china is very festive.