The Cape Codders
came for dinner
Three couples, who with us, shared a house for a week on Cape Cod
We haven't been all together since the Friday before we left Cape Cod
to come home
It was good to see them again.
And since it was fall . . .
A fall tablecloth -- bronzy and gold
The blue and white china, of course.
White damask napkins in silver napkin rings, of course
A Halloween card as both place card
And menu card
The blue and white bowl filled with pumpkins and fall leaves
But we need flowers too -- mums from the garden in crystal rose bowls
Small sterling candlesticks -- 4 of them.
I like the simplicity of these low candleholders.
And before dinner
We gather in the living room for drinks and appetizer.
Cheese in the shape of pumpkins with a parsley leaf and a pretzel stem
And the table awaits
Salad of roasted apple, roasted pecans, blue cheese and greens with a apple cider vinaigrette
Pork tenderloin with a cranberry balsamic sauce (there has to be one cranberry dish for the Cape Codders!), butternut squash risotto with saffron and a hasselback potato
Chocolate Mousse Torte with a small candy pumpkin which I made
Good food, good friends, a good evening . . .
And when everyone is gone . . .