Last year was quite a week . . .
We had company
On Sunday . . .
Four for lunch
The Aynsley Pembroke
Redbud sprigs and white tulips in a crystal vase
Every thing done and we're waiting for company to arrive
Fresh Pea Soup
Lemon chicken, herbed rice and roasted asparagus
Meringues Chantilly with strawberries
Four for lunch . . . again!
But a different four!
The dishes are the Spode Blue Room
Sarah's Salad from the Lion House Pantry
Penne with a creamy mushroom Sauce
Sunday's extra meringues were made into Eton mess!
The DAR came by to cheer the Combat Veterans
as they passed in front of Linderhof
No one can come to Linderhof without an offer of hospitality
Cookies, coffee (because it was cold and rainy) and iced tea
Ina Garten's Ultimate Ginger Cookie
(one of my all time favorite cookies)
We waved as the Veteran's passed by the house!
Four guests for lunch . . . again!
I chose to use the Spode Blue Room
The centerpiece is the first blossoms of my mother's lilac!
One of my favorite salads:
lettuce, strawberries, red onion, pecans with a sweet celery seed dressing
Taking a page from my mother when she entertained
Hot chicken salad, a pickled peach and roasted broccoli
A dessert that I discovered this year and the third time I've made it . . .
Fresh Blueberry Cream Pie --
I, however, made it into a tart
It is fabulous and the blueberries here have been exceptionally good
Sunday: the Quaker Lace tablecloth, white tulips and redbud sprigs in a crystal vase, Aynsley Pembroke china and white damask napkins in silver rings . . .
Tuesday: the same Quaker Lace tablecloth, the same centerpiece as Sunday, white damask napkins
Wednesday: no tablecloth, the same tulips and redbud in the crystal vase and Spode Blue Italian coffee cups and saucers
Friday: The Quaker Lace cloth, Spode Blue Room, white damask napkins but lilacs in a crystal vase
Thursday: a bare table and a quiet dining room . . .
It's nice to have company and I enjoyed visiting with so many friends!