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.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Breakfast With "The President"

Well, not the current President
nor even a recent past President
But rather a long ago president . . .

Theodore Roosevelt

An actor portraying President Roosevelt performed at our annual
Friends Fest on Tuesday evening
I invited him to breakfast on Wednesday morning before he headed out of town

An early breakfast
8 a.m.
had me up at the crack of dawn . . . 

The table set the night before
Lace tablecloth

The Spode Blue Room, Jim's grandmother's cutlery, small German wine glasses for juice
and damask napkins in silver rings, of course!

Always a menu
A caricature of Teddy
and his place card

Orange alstromeria in a silver bowl

A typical breakfast menu 


Rosemary roasted potatoes

Scrambled eggs with onions, peppers, mushrooms and cheese

Classic cinnamon streusel coffee cake

 All served family style

"Teddy" regaled us with stories
And there was much laughter around the table!

And then everyone left

But the table shows a good time was had by all!
(And I wished that I had the staff that Teddy had to clean up!)

But before he left . . . picture taking!

Thank you, Joe
You were great!

If you need a program for any event, check out
Or if you just want to visit with a President
it also tells you where Teddy will make his appearances!


Francie Newcomb said...

What a darling picture of the three of you! Martha, you are a wonder and have so much energy! So glad this was such a success, for you put your all into it.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

What a delightful breakfast that surely was, to say nothing of the event the night before! Wonderful breakfast menu, too!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

What an event. Nice photo together at the end too.

Bernideen said...

Such beautiful food and tables! I am sure everyone loved it and he sure looks the part!