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, March 18, 2017

Would You Bring . . .

It was a busy week in the kitchen at Linderhof
Besides breakfast, lunch and dinner
(and a company lunch on Friday)
we baked -- not for us but rather
"to take"

On Monday:

Or in this case "to send"
The shamrock cookies for the grands

They have been renamed by Lucy as
"Broccoli Cookies"!
(although they don't taste like broccoli!)

And on Tuesday . . . 

two chocolate chess pies

My donation for a fundraiser
"A Night In The Museum"
for the Bushwhacker Museum

Just two of the 40 pies donated for the event!

On Wednesday:

I made sugared pansy cookies
for a reception we had after the DUV-CW meeting in Kansas City on Thursday

It's the same cookie dough I used for Monday's shamrock cookies
And a favorite recipe of mine.

On Friday:

I made a six layered salad
for a funeral dinner on Saturday
It's one of my favorite salads and it's great because it's a make ahead one!

It was a busy week in the kitchen but I love to cook and am always glad to be asked to
bring something.


My Cozy Corner said...

Wow! What a lot of cooking baking. I love the beautiful salad to make ahead. Thank you for sharing and hope you have a great week.

Ginene Nagel said...

I'm impressed! In your case, the kitchen is the heart of the home just as in earlier days of America. I think you are just wonderful the way you show your care for the grandchildren, the community and friends, but taking the time to do something by hand. That means something. A woman came into the shop yesterday looking for a rabbit cookie cutter, which I had, so she could make Easter cookies for her grandchildren. That may be the only way kids now, with their over-the-top busy parents, will experience what we took for granted in our childhoods. I think the sugared pansies are delightful. I would like to serve those at an event.

Petra said...

The six layered salad looks great! Could you post the recipe?