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, December 17, 2014

The Lunch Bunch Christmas Lunch

The Lunch Bunch
came Tuesday
for our December Christmas Lunch

Such a gala occasion deserves the dining room

Perfect for a celebratory lunch!

The Royal Doulton Tartan
And a menu at each place

The centerpiece
A compote (found at an antique mall in Springfield on Saturday)
filled with little cuties and some evergreen
flanked by two vases filled with evergreen, white daisies and some red berries

An old Santa and his pack of toys salt and pepper
remind us that we'd better be good
For Santa is watching!

Christmas Luncheon at Linderhof
December 16, 2014


Christmas Salad
Ina's Lemon Chicken
White and Wild Rice
Angel Meringue Torte
with Cranberries Jubilee

The salad
(An Ina recipe  -- she calls it Chopped Cape Cod Salad
I renamed it)

It's a perfect Christmastime salad

Ina's Lemon Chicken and white and wild rice

Angel meringue torte
with Cranberries jubilee
A perfect Christmastime dessert --
for it looks so festive
And tastes amazing!

It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch and Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish.


Marigene said...

The tartan plates are gorgeous!
Merry Christmas, Martha.

Anonymous said...

Love your dining room! Fabulous for any special occasion!

Scribbler said...

I am licking my chops over this food! Would you share the recipe for the dessert?

Unknown said...

I'm in a real tartan-love phase. Your plates are gorgeous, and what an amazing menu! Wish I were on your guest list. ;-)

Canadian Chickadee said...

How pretty and inviting it all looks. And how mouth-watering the food looks! I'm sure everyone had a wonderful time. Merry Christmas! xoxox

Seaview said...

Martha...I'm am dinning vicariously with your lunch bunch and loving it ! Merry Christmas to you and your family. The table setting is so beautiful !

Unknown said...

I love your tartan dishes and the food looks delish!
House of Highlands

Pat said...

Elegant tablescape!!!
Divinely delicious menu for your luncheon!

Denise said...

Hi Martha, I love your pretty tartan plates combined with the Lenox Christmas plates -- such a pretty pairing! I'm a serious fan of tartan plaids. :) Your Santa salt and peppers are so sweet and your menu looks wonderful. I know I would love the lemon chicken for sure! Your table runner is just exquisite, and your centerpieces are so pretty. I'm sure your lunch bunch enjoyed the Christmas meal!

Visiting from Cuisine Kathleen's -- have a great weekend!


Denise at Forest Manor

Unknown said...

Your food looks wonderful and I love your centerpiece! Just perfect for your occasion!
Blessings My Friend,

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, I know the lunch bunch just loves you like crazy!!! What a pretty table you set for them, and the food....amazing!!! From the Christmas salad all the way down to that beautifully-crafted dessert that looks to be light as a feather! I love it that you used menus, too. I LOVE doing menus for my guests as a little sneak peek of what to expect as well as a nice keepsake of the occasion.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from across the state line!!!

Kathleen said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday, happy 2015!