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, March 28, 2016

Easter Dinner at Linderhof

It was just the two of us for Easter
And actually Easter was spent with friends
at a dinner theatre in Kansas City

So we celebrated Easter
on Easter Eve

Just the two of us
But int he dining room

Sitting across from one another
So much better than the old one at one end and one at the other
. . . 
Because we have no footman to pass the salt
This is a much better arrangement!

Fresh orange tulips in a crystal vase
Grandmother's china
Jim's grandmother's cutlery
A damask napkin in a silver ring
My mother's company goblets
And a linen placemat -- a gift from a dear friend

A very traditional menu

Roasted asparagus
(and I love the silver asparagus server)

(prepared with a Jasper Mirable recipe -- Anna Nurse's Ham
It is a winner!)
It is a big ham, however, for two people
I foresee ham "everything" for many meals to come!

Not served on plates but served "family style"

A Lindt bunny because everyone needs chocolate on Easter

(And because it was just the two of us, I skipped salad and rolls --
we had more than enough)

But I didn't skip dessert

Easter dessert is either coconut or lemon
or lemon and coconut
or a lamb

This year I fixed a coconut cake
frosted as they did in England
with a middle and a top
(Who needs all that extra icing around the side?)

We're still eating cake!
It will be interesting to see what is finished first
the ham or the cake!

I hope everyone had a great Easter
We did!


Francie Newcomb said...

Martha, thank you for your wonderful blog posts, my friend. Happy Easter! Your dinner looked lovely.

Angela McRae said...

Looks like you had a Happy Easter, and like you, we're going to be having the "Ham Special" for a few nights around here!

Lottie said...

Beautiful table and beautiful food! Thank you for sharing with us! We had Bar-B-Q, cole slaw, and sweet potato crisp on paper plates....felt like it was a little too casual for the holiday!

Pondside said...

I love your table, as always Martha. You mentionned that my table looked 'real' and I will return the compliment. So many tables are over-the-top when 'simply elegant' is so much lovelier.
The cake looks scrumptious!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Martha,
What a sweet, and pretty, Easter dinner for two! We had asparagus too, I didn't know there was such a thing as an asparagus server! How cool is that?!
Have a wonderful last few days of March!