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.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

A Summer Supper for Company

I love summer food
fresh vegetables and fruits
grilled meats

Last night we had company for dinner . . . 
Friend Shirley Ann and her Husband Jack

We were going out for dinner but I had a chicken and some corn
so we invited them over

With temps in the triple digits it's too hot to eat outside
(which is one of the pleasures of summer)
And so inside we were!

In the dining room  . . . 
with a lace cloth, the Spode Blue Room, napkins in silver rings
And a centerpiece of garden hydrangeas!

A summer meal for sure!

Mashed potatoes
(served with gravy)

Fresh Amish corn on the cob

And iron skillet fried chicken

Oh, and there were slices of garden tomatoes too!

All served family style
Chicken in the middle so everyone could help themselves to their favorite piece
While the other dishes were passed
And passed more than once!


A crumble
This one is blueberry!
A favorite and easy dessert -- fruit, sugar, a bit of cornstarch to thicken, some lemon zest and a tot of brandy with a topping of brown sugar, flour and butter.     All baked until the top is brown and the fruit is hot and bubbly!

Best served with cream
We chose whipped rather than ice or poured
It melted into the warm crumble.
Oh, my, was it delicious!


Southerncook said...

Wish I could have been a guest at that table, YUM!!!!! Love the fact that you gave a splash of brandy in your crumble. I made a Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Cake yesterday, we have lots of blueberries right now. A Blueberry Crumble will be my next blueberry effort. Ina recipe I assume?


Unknown said...

No, Carolyn -- it isn't. But that tot of liquor sure sounds like her doesn't it!

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