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.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day at Linderhof

Valentine's Day is special.
It's another one of those food holidays.

And we certainly celebrated Valentine's
as a "foodie" day today at Linderhof.

I have some dear friends for lunch
A three course lunch

Asparagus Vinaigrette
made with orange
(because I didn't have any lemons--
and actually, I liked the orange better!)

Chicken ala Gloria
with white and wild rice blend

Chocolate bread pudding with salted caramel sauce
Baked in a coeur la creme mold
so it resembled a heart.

And later that afternoon,
Jim and I

had frosted heart cutout cookies for tea

Instead of going out,
we stayed in
My choice!

Appetizers in the parlor
with a glass of wine

Baked fontina and baguette
Perfect with the red wine Jim opened.

Our first course was the same
asparagus vinaigrette that I served for lunch
(cook once -- serve twice!)

And our main course:

Osso Bucco served with mashed potatoes
All eaten with a wonderful red that Jim brought up from the cellar.

I had dessert but we were so full
that we each had a salted chocolate dipped truffle with the last of the wine in our glass.

It was a great Valentine's
Spent with family and friends!

And the best part?

The Valentine's Day card we received from grand girl Lucy!

I hope everyone had as wonderful a Valentine as we did!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Sounds perfect and the menu for both lunch and dinner sounds fabulous. Love the pic of the little grand. Hugs, Marty

RachelD said...

What a full, welcoming, happy-filled day! I knew before I looked that your main course was Osso Bucco---it just seemed the perfect thing on such a cold, romantic evening, after perfuming the house as it braised.

And all the other lovely courses of both meals looked simply scrumptious. We were all going out to meet for lobster, but were tightly snowed in, so we had a quick-made homey dinner-for-two on trays in our jammies and socks and blankets, with three episodes of "Bionic Woman" from a DVD Chris ad found in the bargain bin.

Now THAT's a comfy evening together, reminiscent of old times.

Hope the storms passed you by,


Thickethouse.wordpress said...

What a sweet Vanelntine's Day card!
And your menus look delicious.