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.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

An Afternoon of Planning

Sunday afternoon was spent in the breakfast room

But first, I baked some banana muffins

For a big sack of bananas was just 90 cents at the store
And I needed six

to make this fruit salad
But there were still more than we would eat . . . 

And my newest cookbook
from a place that we've visited and loved

The Hays House
in Council Groves
Not all that far from our house on the prairie

And yes, that is right -- it started in 1857!

Had an easy recipe for banana muffins
And they were --
easy and good!
(I did, however, add chopped walnuts to the batter --
I love banana walnut muffins!)

Two found there way on a plate and into the breakfast room
along with a pot of tea

And a pile of cookbooks
For I've company coming to Linderhof in February
(which starts tomorrow!)
And I wanted new things to try!

The Thalias Tasting Tour Recipes date from the 80s and are from Nevada
They are much loved and much used
Savanah Collection  is from a trip daughter Sarah and I took to Savannah and is a wonderful book
(I'm eyeing an entree from that book for one of my luncheons)
Virginia Hospitality is a new old book (dating from the 80s) and was recommended by dear friend, Francie.     And it is as good as she says!

Sunday afternoon . . . 
a pot of tea, a couple of muffins and a whole pile of cookbooks
There isn't a better way to while away a Sunday!


Bookie said...

I have wanted to go to Hays House for years, and I made it happen last June when we headed to the Black Hills. We went up to see the Mine Creek Battlefield and then headed west from to Hays about 2 but had wonderful late lunch. I was happy! Ice tea was wonderful.

Cindy Lou said...

I love how you speak of your charming home and your recipes and old fashion mindset ! We are kindred spirits! From Cindy at Green Gables Farm !

Annie said...

Is that pot especially made for daffodil bulbs? I've never seen anything like it. BTW, Thanks for sharing Clock Tower Bakery in Overland Park. I visited a friend in Olathe last week and we had afternoon tea. It was yummy!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love reading cookbooks, Martha! Do you have any good recommendations for tea in Savannah? I am going there in September and also to Charleston.

Pat said...

YuMMy!!! Banana walnut muffins, dear friend!!!
I'll be watching for the fruits of your labours from the recipes tucked inside these cookbooks!!!