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 5, 2012

Poinsettia Pickup

One of the organizations I belong to sold poinsettias as a fundraiser.
I sold far more than I was expected and last Friday I picked them up and delivered them

All except the last two

And they were bought by a friend who lived out of town
who said she'd be by to pick them up
"Come for lunch" said I.

The table in the breakfast room
Set for a simple soup luncheon

A mix of blues -- Spode Camilla soup bowls, Spode blue Italian bread plates, and Johnson Brothers Asiatic Phesant dinner plates.    My "grandmother's" German silver soup spoon and some English butter knives.   An everyday white napkin in a silver ring.

And no crackers with our soup -- but rather

The Corniest Corn Muffins from Dorie Greenspan.
Made with corn meal that I bought at a mill in Sandwich, Mass.
One that both my guest and I toured when we vacationed in Cape Cod in September.

And the very last of the post Thanksgiving turkey
made into soup (and it was the best turkey soup I've ever made)

We usually don't do dessert for lunch
but . . 

I had a few leftover jam thumbprints left and they were perfect for an after lunch sweet.

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


Pondside said...

That turkey soup looks sooooo good!

Lottie said...

The jam thumbprints look good, too! Yum!

Beth said...

Your turkey soup looks good! I made some with smoked turkey breast, chicken stock, peas, and carrots - yours looks similar although I see you've also added what appears to be barley. You always set a pretty table too, Martha.
Christmas blessings, Beth

Marlis said...

Your pyramid is on your table!!! love that. totally. It's quite a pretty one, too. I love your mix of blues and the German silver. Just so pretty. The soup looks amazing. As do the cookies.. xo marlis