I love to have company for lunch
And two of my favorites are Shaun and Jeffrey,
To make a fourth, friend Jean joined our group
Luncheon is always served in the dining room
the table set for a company lunch
A Quaker lace cloth
my Aynsley Pembroke china
damask napkins in silver rings
The Aynsley Pembroke
A 1900s plate on the bottom and a 2000s cream soup cup and saucer on top
Flowers in a silver centerpiece flanked by tall candles in silver candlesticks
Whenever I entertain . . .
It takes a library to prepare a meal
I love choosing a menu and recipes from different books
Butternut Squash Soup
an adaptation of Pumpkin Soup from Anna Pump's Country Weekend Entertaining
Parmesan Biscuit Bites
from Top of the Cellar Tea Room Cookbook
from Damon Lee Fowler's Savannah Cookbook
Chocolate Raspberry Christmas Cake
from a forum that I visit
Received rave reviews on the forum and so I thought it would be a great dessert for company
Because I baked it in my small bundt pans, I served three slices
topped with whipped cream and garnished with fresh raspberries
We ate and talked and all too soon it was after 2 p.m.
And they had to leave!
It was a fun afternoon and I love having company over --
spending the morning cooking food
And then having guests enjoy my meal around my dining room table.