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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sir Winston Is A Luncheon Guest

In January, a group that I'm a member of decided to
bring Randy Otto
who portrays 
Winston Churchill
to our little town for their
"Friends Fest"

Our flyer

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

 It's Spring
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 menu:

The place cards had a "Winston" quote as did the menu.

First Course:

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

Dessert anyone?

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!


Dawn said...

Do you have a recipe for the salt and pepper biscuits? If not, can one alter a traditional recipe. If so, what portions of pepper, is it more salt than basic recipe, any other special ingredients. Thanks

Dawn said...

Disregard previous recipe request. I googled and found many recipe options.