April showers are supposed to bring May flowers
But this year, on the prairie, April showers are either sleety rain, come in thunderstorm form, or are hail!!!
It's been cold on the prairie this April!
And so warm soups seem like good dinner fare!
We've taken to eating dinner in the dining room of late.
Seems a shame to not use a room especially when Linderhof has so few of them.
And although for most of the time we've lived at Linderhof all of our meals were taken in the dining room, once we built the breakfast room, we neglected the dining room.
But we've rectified that
breakfast and lunch are in the breakfast room
Dinner is in the dining room!
And for this cold April evening, it's a soup "supper"
(which is where supper came from -- the word "soup"!)
Of course, the table is in blue and white!
With the pitcher of forsythia from the garden as a centerpiece!
It's so pretty, will hate it when it's gone!
Spode Blue Italian underplates and bread plates, Spode Camilla soup bowls, a napkin in a silver ring, my German silver soup spoons and an English butter knife
An Old Britain Castles tureen
A second day Estate Sale purchase for $30
(saw it in the on line pictures of the sale and was the incentive for stopping by -- and yes, it was still there!)
The underplate, however, is Spode Blue Italian
(you really don't find tureen and underplate for $30!)
It's perfect for serving the supper soup!
Which is my version of Panera's lemon chicken orzo soup!
It's really good and although hearty seems more springy than a lot of soups!