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 2, 2016

Soup and "Pie"

I belong to a 
First, Third and Fifth
Tuesday Morning Sewing Group

In December, there was a fifth Tuesday
And I planned a soup and pie luncheon after
But then it snowed . . . so we canceled!

March, however,
brings us another fifth Tuesday
And so I invited
And they came

The dining room table with plates and cutlery
And white damask napkins in silver rings

The soup - Panera Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup

It was March
I had planned a hearty crockpot soup
Alas, the warm spring temperatures called for a more springlike soup
And this Panera soup seemed to fit the bill --
carrots and celery and onions, baby spinach, orzo, chicken and lemon -  oh, my!

The soup served in the breakfast room
So everyone could help themselves

And bring their bowl back to their place in the dining room

Lemon slices to garnish and a shower of Parmesan

It's a very good soup

And "pie" just didn't seem to be the proper dessert either --
to wintery!

With local frozen berries in the freezer, I made individual strawberry cobbler
And topped it with vanilla bean ice cream.

It was a great lunch and more visiting ensued.
I'll do again, the next fifth  Tuesday
For soup and pie is an easy company lunch


Pondside said...

....and I'm off to find a recipe for that soup!

Francie Newcomb said...

Great menu for March! Like the way you set up the soup buffet in the breakfast room! Also I like having the desserts in individual bakers. We think alike! (But you actually execute the thoughts, ha ha)!

Southerncook said...

Your table was set beautifully as always, the soup looked amazing and I loved the individual desserts. Your guests must feel so very special, you always go that extra mile.


Renate said...

This is my first time commenting, I so love your posts.