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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Simple Dinner for Company

Friends Anne and Tim had his brother visiting from back east.
We enjoy David and always try to have them over for dinner when he visits.
It has been hot on the prairie
So no garden party last night
But rather an inside dinner
In our cool air conditioned dining room

It was company
So we used the lace cloth
Blue and white dishes
Damask napkins in silver rings

And a bouquet of garden flowers in the center

A simple meal
But a company meal . . . 

Mashed potatoes, with a lump of butter and a sprinkle of paprika
(otherwise they look pretty bland)
And Farmer's Market green beans fixed my grandmother's way

Rich thick beef gravy to go on the potatoes

And the star of the show,
an Angus rump roast -- cooked to perfection
Served with Yorkshire Pudding
(and homemade Horseradish Sauce --
the recipe from Stephenson's Restaurant)

Dessert was Husband Jim's new favorite:

Strawberry Pavlova Roll

A meringue topped with hazelnuts and rolled around strawberries and whipped cream.
It's a made ahead dessert which is good for a company dinner
And it's an "ice box" dessert which is good when the temperature is pushing 100

It's a good meal even though it is a simple one
And a meal enjoyed by all!


Omar said...

OMG! it looks so delicious!

But why aren't you using some tool for generating recipe cards for your recipes?
Here is a good one with nice features:

Schotzy said...

Does not look so simple to me.... oh, my goodness, the last time I tired to make Yorkshire pudding I caught the oven on fire!!!