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, April 3, 2013

Dinner for Two

It was just the two of us this year,
For Easter Dinner
but we like to treat ourselves well
for special occasions
And Easter is a very very special occasion!

Easter Lunch
in the dining room

Flowers and bunnies and the new Italian tablecloth and a table set for two

 My grandmother's china.    Lots of Easter dinners have been eaten off that china.   Jim's grandmother's cutlery at each place.    And a chocolate bunny.  

A Lindt chocolate bunny.    No matter, what your age, everyone deserves
a chocolate bunny for Easter!

Fresh flowers in cream and off white.    Gerbera daisies.

Grandmother's egg plate holds deviled eggs.   A tradition at Easter.   Made from
Good Friday's colored eggs.    I make them the same as my mother except my mustard is Dijon rather than French's and I sprinkle garden chives over the paprika.

Rack of lamb, asparagus and risotto with spring onions and peas
A bottle of  an Italian moscato which works beautifully with the meal.

And the final lamb of Easter.
My first attempt at a lamb cake!

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


Beyond the Dog Dish said...

Your lamb cake is amazing! I want to try this! Happy Easter.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table looks beautiful as always, Martha. I'm sure you felt very sentimental about the china and silver. And it's good to treat yourselves! Your menu was just delicious and your cake turned out wonderful! So glad you had a memorable day!


Southerncook said...

That tablecloth is absolutely gorgeous. Love your lamb cake. I made one once many years ago. Don't even know what happened to my mold? As always, a beautiful table.


Diane said...

You did an awesome job on your first attempt at that lamb cake. It is gorgeous - very impressive!! I do love that tablecloth and your egg dish. I have a million pieces of china and glass and not a single egg dish. I must correct that by next Easter!!!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Ooh I had to see the lamb cake! My mom always made one for us when we were kids. I think my sister has the mold now. I know it can be tricky! Looks like you did a great job with yours! Your dinner looked excellent and your table settings are pretty. Your egg dish is a treasure.

Unknown said...

What a sweet Easter dinner. And your first attempt at a lamb cake looks like you have been making them forever. :) Good job!


Susan said...

Your table is beautiful, but your Lamb cake is extraordinary!! I LOVE it!! I also love the tablecloth, too!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love you little lamb cake -- I have a pan for that, but I've not attempted it yet.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

That lamb cake is amazing!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


On Crooked Creek said...

Delicious looking meal!
I am quite smitten with your tablescape! I'm used to seeing your gorgeous blue & white and this was a bit of a shocker for me...a good thing, though!!! Your table cloth is exquisite and truly sets off the elegant china and silver flatware!!! I have that same egg beloved Grandmothers!!!
Lovely Dinner for Two @ Linderhof's dining table!!!