I write a weekly column for our local newspaper, The Fort Scott Tribune
Also called "Lines from Linderhof"
And it came first
It's similar to my blog except for a long time there were no pictures
so the stories were a bit longer.
Now, the stories are still longer than the blog
but there are pictures.
Mostly colored pictures
Mostly on the last page!
This week, I had my "bosses" for lunch
Floyd, who is the Publisher
Tammy, who is the Editor
Sara, who works her magic taking my words and my pictures and creating a splendid page
I was a bit nervous
for although I've talked to all of them
(and brought treats to all of them before)
They were coming, here, to Linderhof to lunch!
A special table
It's October, there should be pumpkins
And the dough bowl filled with pumpkins and bittersweet is perfect!
Lace and damask and transferware
A typical Linderhof table setting
A blue and white Spode plate
A damask napkin in a silver ring
And a menu
That's entertaining at Linderhof
whether luncheon or dinner.
On the menu?
A Deep Dish Ham Pie, romaine and Farmer's Market cherry tomatoes and corn madeleines
A caramel applesauce cake
Decorated with cinnamon sugar pecans
A cake that tastes of Fall
apples and spices and cinnamon and caramel!
The pie was simple -- ham (leftover is fine), a package of Bird's Eye stir fry vegetables with snow peas, carrots, mushrooms and onions and a white sauce with a touch of mustard in it. Topped with a crust and baked at 425 until the inside is hot and bubbly and the outside is golden.
The applesauce cake was good and although I frosted it with a caramel frosting, I thought it would be as good if not better, served uniced and with a dusting of powdered sugar -- for morning coffee or afternoon tea.
Oh, if you want the recipe for the Applesauce Cake, you'll have to buy a copy of Saturday's Fort Scott Tribune!
It's Thursday and I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday