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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Spring Luncheon

Today was Lunch Bunch Day
Last Tuesday was supposed to be . . . 
But "Teddy" was in town
And so we chose the following Tuesday for our monthly luncheon

It's Spring . . . deep purple iris is the centerpiece
The white lace tablecloth and white damask napkins
(Actually, the last 4 ironed ones . . . no more company until I iron the ones in the laundry basket!)

Aynsley Pembroke for the luncheon

I received a new cookbook last week

The recipes are seasonal and since this was Spring,
I decided that my April Lunch Bunch luncheon
would come entirely from the pages of this book!

Spring Fling Asparagus Soup (an approved variation of Nancy's Fiddlehead Fern Soup) and Lawn Chicken Salad served with a hot roll

I renamed her carrot cake "Queen Anne's Lace Cake" because
Queen Anne's Lace is a cousin to the lowly carrot.
Frosted, of course, with pineapple flavored cream cheese frosting

that and a cup of coffee make a great ending to a ladies lunch


Thickethouse.wordpress said...

It all looks lovely and delicious, and the irises are magnificent.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love your tablecloth, Martha. Your china too is lovely and your menu sounds wonderful. I would love a piece of that scrumptious looking cake. I like that you renamed the cake, Queen Anne's Lace Cake! Have a lovely day.


lucy said...

Irises are gorgeous, lovely table setting as always. Your menu looks delicious and that cake to die for.:-)

Canadian Chickadee said...

It all looks lovely and sounds delicious. Sounds as if having to wait a few days to meet just added zest to the anticipation. xoxox