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, January 20, 2016

An Icy Wednesday

we had freezing drizzle

Which iced our drive, our sidewalks and our brick streets
It was slick out
For both cars and people
Not a big layer of ice -- just enough to coat everything and make it slick!

So we spent the day indoors
With a hambone that I brought home from Minnesota
(thanks Sarah and Andy)
I made a pot of beans
Which was supper

In the breakfast room
With a "fire" in this tove
This week's tablecloth (a new one) on the table.
I really prefer the  squares for this table for I like to see the wood
But yet, I do like a table covering

Everyday linen napkins
A bowl of apples as the centerpiece
And the blue and white (of course!)

Three cruets of pepper vinegar/sherry
Cast iron skillet cornbread (made even better with bacon grease)
And the blue and white transfer ware!

Great Northern Beans
(Jim's favorite)
And plenty of ham for it was a very meaty hambone!

This afternoon, I kept the kitchen warm
by using overly ripe bananas

To make four mini loaves of banana bread
(A great tea treat this week)

And a batch of

White chocolate chip and walnut cookies

The forecast is another thin layer of ice tonight
followed by snow.

After a perfect and warm December
it seems that winter has finally come to the prairie.

Since it's Thursday, I'm sharing my table with Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


Angela McRae said...

That is a gorgeous tablecloth, and the foods look yummy too! I hear we may have a snowflake or two here in Georgia by the weekend, which would be most welcome, but ice, I can do without!

Pondside said...

A nice meaty ham bone is a treasure! I have one waiting in the freezer for just such a day as you've had.

Rue said...

Brrr.... That ice really does look slick! I'm glad you were warm and toasty in your beautiful home, Martha :)

By the way, I have a bulb bowl, but I had no idea what it was, so thank you! I'll have to try it out and see if I can grow anything in it.


Rosie M. said...

Love your new tablecloth. Your table looks so cozy; a perfect place for a yummy-looking meal on a cold night. Take care,
Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Cathy said...

What a great way to spend an icy day. Your table setting is so great, warm and heartfelt. Stay warm and safe.

Cathy <;)

Entertaining Women said...

I like to cook on cold wintery days, but you make me look like the minor leagues! I just wish that you lived next door! Good to see your beautiful blue and white back on the table. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

Pat said...

Perfect. . .ham and beans and cornbread with a fire to keep you warm inside and out!!!
Br~r~r, cold temperatures have arrived, but no SNOW in sight!!!
Great minds, dear friend, as I made "A Man's Cookie" with oatmeal and pecans!!!
Stay safe and warm!!!