In January, a group that I'm a member of decided to
bring Randy Otto
to our little town for their
Since he was arriving in town early in the day, I invited him
to lunch at Linderhof
as well as members of the Board of Directors of the organization
lace tablecloth, blue and white Spode
napkins (always) in silver rings
Each place setting consisted of a Spode plate, a clear glass salad plate, knife and gumbo spoon and a fork and salad fork. Each place setting also included a bread and butter plate and a butter knife
The yellow forsythia makes for a pretty spring centerpiece!
|The place cards had a "Winston" quote as did the menu.|
A romaine salad with herby vinaigrette
Served in my wooden salad bowl and passed at the table
Salt and pepper biscuits -- cut with a 2 inch cutter so they're on the small side --
hot and fresh from the oven
Parker's Beef Stew
(an Ina recipe and new to me -- it was delicious!)
full of stew meat, carrots, onions and potatoes
Ina's Fresh Blueberry Pie
It was a perfect dessert for a beef stew luncheon
Conversation was lively and Randy was an enthralling guest
and every once in a while, "Winston", would be at the table!
After dishes were done and the house straightened,
we headed to the theatre . . .
And saw not our new friend Randy but rather Winston!