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.

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Lunch Bunch Christmas Lunch

The Lunch Bunch comes once a month for lunch
It's always a fun day for me
For I get to try new recipes

But December is and always has been a special luncheon
For not only do we eat but we also exchange gifts

 The table in the dining room
I chose a more muted (and less red) color scheme
White lace tablecloth and white damask napkins

Color in the form of a perfect poinsettia
And the ribbons on the gifts . . .
my gifts to the Lunch Bunch

The Royal Dolton Tartan
(which we use for breakfast lunch and dinner (except when we have soup) from The First Sunday in Advent through Christmas

Always a menu
And always a little "gift" at each place
The gift this year is an assortment of the German Christmas cookies
They're perfect tea size cookies

It was a special lunch,
the first course was

Jordan Pond Lobster Stew
Served in the Royal Dolton Tartan coffee cups
(For a luncheon, I often serve soup in coffee cups -- it's a perfect luncheon size portion)

The entree

A lemon artichoke chicken with a chicken garlic rice

The dessert

Pear Clafoutis
(Harry and David pears -- Ina Garten's recipe)

After dessert, we opened our gifts
Had another cup of coffee
And told of our Christmas plans

And we look forward to Lunch Bunch Luncheons in 2017 --
which will be the seventeenth year that we have gotten together once a month for lunch --
mostly at Linderhof


Sarah said...

Looks like a yummy lunch. Stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Angela McRae said...

What a wonderful tradition you have! Just wanted to wish a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Entertaining Women said...

After 17 years, I'm guessing that your precious friends know your kitchen and cabinets almost as well as you know them. I love that about my friends. They know exactly where all the goodies are hiding! Your Royal Doulton tartan plates are just the gorgeous. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Happy New Year!Cherry Kay