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.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lunch To Go -- The Food

Last Saturday
I traveled to the little town 20 miles east
to The President's House 
at Cottey College
where I catered a luncheon

Whether it's at Linderhof
or somewhere else,
guests, I feel, need individual menus

And the food?

Autumnal Pumpkin Soup
served in tea cups

Preplating of the entree plates

 While the main course of vol au vent
simmers in the pan

 Vol au vent in puff pastry shells
corn madeleines
A salad of baby lettuces
and Farmer's Market tomatoes

And for dessert?
It's fall
apple? - No
Pumpkin? - No 
(it was in the soup)
Pear? - No

But an autumnal favorite of us at Linderhof

A plum tart

All lined up and ready to serve

It was an enjoyable day
The guests loved the food
(We got a big hand when we served dessert)
And only empty plates were returned to the kitchen.

It's the first, I hope, of many more memorable meals
The President's House
Cottey College

It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday


Entertaining Women said...

Lucky guests to dine on delights from your talented hands. Did you take the china with you, or does it belong to the college? It's gorgeous! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

From the Kitchen said...

I did not realize how close you live to Cottey College. I hope to someday visit and find out more about those very special young ladies who started it all.


Beth said...

What a beautiful and delicious meal, Martha!

Seaview said...

Oh Martha that looks delicious ! Did you fill the vol au vent with chicken and mushrooms ?

Bernideen said...

I am sure they were delighted with this wonderful food!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You do serve a delightful meal Martha. And, it is the special touches of a menu on the table and food presentation that make the recipients feel special.
I'd love you to cater one of our events.

Tricia said...

What a wonderful menu! And I didn't know you were close to Cottey! I am a PEO, so it was extra-fun to get a peek into the luncheon!