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.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Company for Lunch

I love to have company for lunch
And two of my favorites are Shaun and Jeffrey,
dear friends
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

Champagne Chicken
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.


Kathy said...

I love reading about what you serve and how you set your table! Beautiful luncheon.

Francie Newcomb said...

What a beautiful table, I love the Aynsley Pembroke and you're so lucky to have the cream soups! Your menu is fantastic.

Cindy Lou said...

Just LOVELY !!!

Southerncook said...

Your table is gorgeous, really love the use of the really tall candles!!!!! LOVE those cream soups too. I am having a luncheon on Feb 15 and I am serving Ina's Cucumber Dill Soup and I really wish I had some handled cream soups. However, I do have some Depression clear glass ruffled bowls that I think will be fine. In the meantime I am going to be on the look out for some pretty cream soup bowls. Think I will look for some plain/gold rimmed? They do come in handy. Carolyn