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, November 7, 2012

A Salad Supper

For the Garden Club

Our monthly meetings run from
February through October
And our October meeting 
is always a dinner
And usually a potluck.

This year, I volunteered to host
And that it would be a "Salad Supper".

Salad Suppers were a 70's thing -- or started at least in the 70s.
Everyone would bring a favorite salad
Lots of favorite Linderhof recipes come from those Salad Suppers.

For my hosting duties . . .
I decided to use the green Williams Sonoma tablecloths

A garage sale find several years ago
Five long tablecloths, one round and one square
all matching.

They're great when we entertain a group!

I think I paid $20 for all of them!

The table in the breakfast room -- which will hold the food.
The "everyday" centerpiece of garden sunflowers and my German smokers are the centerpiece.

Since there were sixteen coming, I divided the group into two eights.
My co-hostess would sit at one table and I the other.

The table in the dining room -- set for eight
The blue and white bowl full of pumpkin and leaves centered the table.
Blue and white Spode plates are at each place
A fork and knife are the cutlery
Napkins will be paper, my co-hostesses contribution

The table in the living room -- also set for eight
The centerpiece is the bowl that's usually on the coffee table -- an Asian bowl filled with pumpkins and bittersweet.

The breakfast room table groaning under the Salad Supper offerings.

Good Salads All.

Everyone found their place to sit, we hostesses took care of drink ordered for our table 
After we cleared, we served dessert to our table.

Apple spice sheet cake with a salted caramel drizzle.

It's always fun to have company at Linderhof
And we had a fun time adjourning after dinner to the living room
for a short business meeting.

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


ellen b. said...

Yum. I think I'd enjoy a salad supper especially if it ended with that yummy cake!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

It's always fun when everyone brings a salad to share as there's usually so much variety. The dessert sou des like a perfect ending.

Bookie said...

Looks so lovely. Must find some energy to do something like this. It is in my head but body just doesn't move. Sickness has zapped my zip!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

It looks yummy!
Love the warm and cozy setting.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

On Crooked Creek said...

What a find on your tablecloths!!! Our JOY Circle group has a salad luncheononce every year, usually in the Spring! I agree, that it is one of my favorites to attend. Chatter and laughter, fellowship with friends, great company and great food! Your tables were stunning with the blue, white and orange!!! YuMMy dessert for a delicious finale!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

I don't think I have hosted or been to a salad supper in probably 10 years. Man, I miss those! It was a great way to eat just a little bit lighter (in most cases!) and get some great new recipes. It's only fitting that your gardening club would hold a salad supper, especially if your gardens yield a lot of veggies and fruits! :-) I've heard a lot lately about salted caramel icing and drizzle. I'll have to try it sometime. You have some really beautiful pieces in your home, and I love the brick floor in the breakfast room. It's really something special. I'm visiting from Kathleen's "Let's Dish!" Have a great weekend!

Babs said...

A Salad Supper sounds like a wonderful way to entertain. Your tables look wonderful and so do the salads. LOVE deviled eggs.