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, June 4, 2016

Cookbook Book Club, Volume Two - Farmhouse Rules

The May Cookbook Book Club
was at Linderhof

The theme I chose 
Nancy Fuller's Farmhouse Rules

I found Nancy when her very first episode of Farmhouse Rules aired
I liked the fact that
a - she was not a young chick
b - she used fresh ingredients but cooked simple good food
c - she lived in an old house
(although much older than Linderhof)
d - she liked antiques
e - she wears and apron!

And I've watched each episode of her series as it was aired
I have some recorded, too, which I re-watch

She published a cookbook, and, of course, I had to buy it!
And I've cooked a lot from it.
I like Nancy

Therefore, it made sense for the Cookbook Book Club theme for May
to be "Farmhouse Rules"

The "Gigi Juice" I chose was Spiked Arnold Palmers
Even the non bourbon drinkers thought it tasty!

The food table was set up in the breakfast room

So we can serve ourselves

“Donna’s” Stuffed mushrooms
“Donna’s” Roquefort grapes
Sausage Stew
“Angela’s” Butter Mint Peas
“Barbara’s”Grandma’s Potato Salad
“Rita’s” Kicked Up Cuban Salad
“Edra’s”Bananas Pudding with Homemade Vanilla Wafers
“Rhonda’s” Strawberry  Jelly Roll

“Gigi Juice” Spiked Arnold Palmer


Donna's Stuffed Mushrooms

Donna's Roquefort Grapes


Sausage Stew
(the host always provides the entree -- 
as well as the "Gigi Juice"

Angela's Butter Mint Peas

 Rita's Kicked Up Cuban Salad

Barbara's Grandma's Potato Salad
(Nancy's Grandma not Barbara's!)

Edra's Banana Pudding with Homemade Vanilla Wafers

Rhonda's Strawberry Jelly Roll

The meal was delicious
Every recipe but mine came from the internet
(which means from Farmhouse Rules episodes)
for no one else had the cookbook

Everyone agreed that their particular dish was easy
(yes, even Edra said that the homemade vanilla wafers were easy)
which is one of the reasons that I like to watch Nancy

We are all looking forward to June
It's Road Trip time!


Cindy Lou said...

So fun how you have named your home!! Love that! I LIVE on a farm in a farmhouse and I love Nancy! I have her book too!! Happy cooking!

Pondside said...

That sounds like a very good cookbook, Martha. I will have to look for it. I like books that use local, or in-season ingredients. More than 30 years ago I bought The Harrowsmith Cookbooks for just that reason and they have been very good to me!