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, August 6, 2014

A Garden Lunch For the Fam

The "Fam" came down last Saturday from the city
My brother, two of his three daughters, one of his three sons-in-law and two of his three grands
It was a beautiful day on the prairie
Husband Jim had spent the day before smoking a pork shoulder
And we set up the tables in the garden for lunch

The shade came before they came so it was pleasant to dine in the garden

Two round tables pushed together to make a table for eight

The Williams Sonoma yellow Provencal tablecloths
Bought just for the garden
A centerpiece of a terra-cotta pot with white geraniums
The blue Spode, the everyday cutlery and glassware

And what did we do with the pork?

Well, I made coleslaw with red pepper, red onion, carrots, cilantro
and a lime-cumin dressing

And Farmer's Market corn on the cob was cut off and red pepper and red onion and cilantro was added to it . . . so sweet

I like to take corn tortillas and dry toast them on a cast iron griddle to char them a bit

And . . . 

Those ingredients became pork tacos

Red and green salsa from History, Inc. at our Farmer's Market
And a pico which had more spice for those who liked a little heat.

We started with guacamole and chips from a local Mexican restaurant
And ended with chocolate layer birthday cake.

It's Thursday and I'm sharing our Garden Lunch with Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


Seaview said...

Room for one more ? What a lovely setting and so inviting.. Nice to enjoy a meal with family !

Carrie said...

Yummy! It's enough to make you hungry :). I really like your pretty blue dishes on that yellow tablecloth. Such a nice lunch setting to go with the food. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Canadian Chickadee said...

Looks fabulous! And it's just about time for my lunch. I hope I can come up with something that will taste half as good!

Beeutiful by Design said...

Yummy! I love those blue plates

Gypsy Heart said...

Oh Martha, I'm starving! This looks absolutely delish. Do you mind sharing the recipe for the dressing? This is definitely my kinda food! :)

Your table looks beautiful ~ I'm sure everyone enjoyed their visit.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful...the blue plates are perfect on the tablecloth. Your menu looks delish!