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.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Most Entertaining Weekend

Saturday was a busy day at Linderhof . . . 

Company for Lunch and Dinner!

Luncheon Company were Air Force Reserve Friends Don and Denise
who came to visit our Fort and the Symbols of Sacrifice
We invited them to stop by for lunch . . . 

A table for four in the dining room
My blue and white plates, of course
A pretty summery table runner
Blue napkins in silver rings
The plates on wicker chargers

And a bouquet of garden flowers in the center of the table

A cool lunch for a hot July day

Homemade chicken salad, fruit and a roll

Strawberry cobbler and ice cream for dessert

We spent a good part of the afternoon visiting
And after they left I cleaned up and prepared for
Party II

Dinner company were dear friends Jack, Shirley Ann and Steven
Invited because he did a favor for me and I can't pay him . . . 
in money but I can pay him in steak!

Same table, same napkins (well Jim and mine were -- I did get out new ones for the company!),
same plates and chargers
Why reinvent the wheel?

A steak house meal --
A tossed green salad with vinaigrette
served family style


Steak -- a KC Strip from our local meat market, The Butcher Block
and a "naked" baked potato
Toppings were on the table so everyone could top as they wish!
A pound of a potato!

And since it was The Fourth of July weekend . . .

We served our most patriotic dessert --
cherry pie
What's more American?
(well, perhaps Apple Pie)
Instead of lattice, we make stars and stripes!

Served with vanilla ice cream!

It was quite a day for entertaining
And we enjoyed each and every minute!


Lottie said...

What a beautiful cherry pie and ice cream! Your table looked so inviting!

Entertaining Women said...

A perfect way to celebrate the Fourth of July! The runner is the perfect choice for an intimate and beautiful lunch and dinner at the dining table. Are those wine corks in the corner? A real conversation piece! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

Schotzy said...

Th cherry pie must have been a huge hit... it is around my house! Your's looks so tasty!

Angela McRae said...

Sounds like quite a delicious time at your house!