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.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Lunch for Four

I donate a gift certificate to non-profits for the opportunity to join me for lunch.
Friend Malinda joined me today and invited Whitney and Michelle to join her.

The table in the dining room set for four
No tablecloth but placemats and matching napkins -- from April Cornell

The Spode blue room and because there are birds on the placemats and napkins . . . 
there are also birds on the table
(a Christmas gift from The Lunch Bunch)

Garden flowers in a blue and white Spode bowl
This time of year, I often use my unplanted bedding plants for centerpieces.
After the party is over, I plant them in the garden.

These are petunias and a new variety (or at least to me) --
Indian Summer
A wonderful petunia that's yellow and coral and peach
(depending on how much sun they get)
I adore them!

There's always a menu.
Since there are birds on the placemats and birds on the table,
there needs to be birds on the menu

 It's been hot on the prairie so I opted for a cool lunch --
Anna Pump's chicken with basil cream (a chicken salad full of summer flavors)
a chilled zucchini soup
(I adore cold vegetable soups in the summer and they are so easy)
And corn madeleines

Dessert was seasonal as well --

A cherry tart
Served with coffee

We had a grand time visiting.    And I was sorry to see them go!

Often with one of my donated luncheons, I get to meet new friends
And this lunch was no exception


Southerncook said...

Sounds like you really enjoyed this luncheon, making new friends. BTW, your menu was absolutely perfect!!!!


Bernideen said...

Your menu's are such a darling touch! What a lovely meal!

Angela McRae said...

What a great idea! I love that it benefits a nonprofit, and what a special time together for you all!

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