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!