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.

Monday, August 17, 2015

An Andres Kind of Tea

A favorite
(a long time favorite actually)

Which opened when I was a small child near the Plaza
And it was a favorite "ladies" place
where we pretended to be very cosmopolitan
in our choice of restaurant and food!

It has a simple menu
One price for everything
Two entrees to chose from
and quiche
Served with a side or two
(depending upon the entree)

I absolutely adore it
and it now has a location in southern Johnson County that's a bit nearer
And when I enter it, I always feel as if I am somewhere in Europe
(in an Ikea decorated type of place!)

Friend Linda and I went last week
before our needlepoint class

I chose:

The quiche -- classic quiche lorraine and absolutely the best!
Served with a side salad and tomatoes
I, however, substituted their carrot salad
A favorite of mine!

And after you finish you lunch
The bring around the dessert tray

You can select any of the offerings
It's part of "the deal"

They explain them all to you
And it is tempting not to say "all of them" . . . but you don't

My choice?

The little petit four
Cake with cream and frosted and decorated
It's heaven!

However, as the grocery store has candy bars and gum just before you check out
(In the hopes that you'll buy some)
Andrew does too!
(Not gum and candy bars)

But this wonderful case of treats.
I can't pass it up.
I have to bring a few home for tea the next day!

So what did I select?

Three little cookies

Two macaroons and another almond cookie!
They come three ways -- plain (as I bought them) or dipped in dark chocolate or white chocolate!

They made the perfect afternoon tea treat the next day.
In the breakfast room
(We're as housebound in the summer with the heat as we are in the winter with the cold)
The Spode Camilla tea ware and a burlap style runner and a new "vase" -- a seagrass covered pitcher.
Makes one cooler just looking at it!

It's Tuesday and I'm sharing my Andres Tea Time with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Bernideen for Tea in the Garden (even if mine isn't!)


Rue said...

Oh my goodness... the food there looks incredible! Good thing I'm eating dinner soon ;)

And Congratulations on that new grand baby of yours! She beautiful, Martha.


Pat said...

I must remember this next time I'm in the Kansas City area,dear friend!!!
I loved your choices and your dessert!!!
However, I'm sure I would have had that cookie dunked in white chocolate!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Hope you're enjoying our "cool" front. . .60 degrees. . .at 1PM!!!