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.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Christmas Tradition

A Christmas tradition
for Friend Shirley Ann and I
"road trip"
which includes
gift exchange

Sometime we go North to the City
Sometimes we go South to Joplin
But this year we went south
Carthage, Missouri

They have an amazing court house

And today we found an
amazing restaurant

Opened just two days ago!
A cafe with a definitely French flair
And a bistro vibe

The menu written on a chalkboard

It was a hard decision as to what to order

I chose a cream of chicken soup
(which was really really good)

Shirley Ann had the chicken salad sandwich which came with French coleslaw
(I'm not a fan of chicken salad out -- I've had too many bad ones -- this chicken salad was really really good)

I had soup because
I wanted DESSERT!
And we both ordered dessert --

I ordered the Apple Tart

Shirley Ann ordered

The creme brûlée
(we traded tastes -- this was the best creme brûlée that I've ever had --
And a nice size portion as well)

The antiquing before netted
  1.  a cut crystal bowl
  2. an old sampler by a little 7 year old named Lucy
The present between
(entree and dessert)

  1. Monet note cards
  2. Two Kansas City cookbooks
  3. A wonderful sign for the garden

It was a great day
Fun shopping
Great food
Super presents

It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday


Bernideen said...

So glad for your wonderful day!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Martha, you're so lucky! I have always wanted to go to Carthage and just never have! Maybe next year! Glad you found some treasures! And liked your lunch, that always helps.
Happy Friday!

Bookie said...

Wish I had known you were town! Glad you found goodies besides the good time. The flea market on the north side of the square is my favorite. She has orderly booths and her prices are usually resonable...and she will work with you if she can.

Pat said...

Oh, my goodness, dear friend!!!
The dining experience looks divinely, indeed!!!
I adore that you keep 'traditions' with family and friends!!!
Last Saturday, I attended a Christian Friends Ornament Exchange!!!
My friend, Julie, host this every year at her home!!!
It is the 'high~point' of many of my Christmas Traditions!!!
Photos of those 'gifts' and 'purchases', soon!!!

Pondside said...

That's a lovely tradition Martha. As time passes it becomes more and more important to honour these precious traditions.