The Lunch Bunch came today . . .
a week late
But it was because of me --
I was in Minnesota with the Grands!
It's still May, it's still Spring
but temperatures are warming up and so I wanted a "cool" lunch
My "new" linens (new because I've never used them) -- From April Cornell -- a runner and napkins to match.
The wicker chargers and Spode blue and white plates, and Jim's grandmother's cutlery
The orangey zinnias in a blue and white Spode bowl.
They hold a secret -- they're in the pot they came home from the nursery in --
After lunch, they'll be planted in the garden
A centerpiece that I'll enjoy till frost
(and who knows, the blooms may be back on the table for another luncheon
It's a simple menu:
A shrimp and avocado salad with Sauce Gribiche
From a new cookbook, Goldy's Kitchen, by Diane Mott Davidson --
In the book it's called "Hard Core Prawn Salad" but I didn't like
that name so I just called it Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Sauce Gribiche!
Served with a hot roll and real butter
Strawberry Hazelnut Pavlova Roll from Wives With Knives
It's a to die for recipe
And her instructions were very clear
And it's an easy, few ingredient recipe as well --
A roll of meringue layered with whipped cream and strawberries.
The hazelnuts dot the outside.
It is s-o-o-o-o good!
So good, in fact, that I printed the recipe off and will make again!
It's perfect served on blue and white!
And, as always, there is a menu for everyone
Although I like the anticipation of company and how fresh the table looks
And how it looks as if it waiting for company . . .
I like the table "after" . . . when everyone has gone home.
You can tell that a good time was had by all!
We get together once a month and in June, we'll be traveling to Nevada
for The Annual Salad Luncheon of St. Paul Lutheran Church
It's an annual trek for us as well . .