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, September 2, 2018

Lunch Bunch for Lunch

Once a month, the ladies I have dubbed
"The Lunch Bunch" 
come to Linderhof for lunch

We "lost" one of our members who moved to
Kansas City
and so we fill in
We're not ready to find a permanent replacement

The "fill-ins" are interesting and it is fun to have a different guest
each month

Our July luncheon was early . . . because of grandchildren visiting
or visiting grandchildren

The August lunch was our regular day
(the fourth Tuesday in the month)

It had been a while since we've seen each other
And we all had grandchildren stories to tell!

The dining room set for lunch

It's summer so we chose lace placemats and table runner
It seemed lighter!

The house all ready for company!

The Spode Blue Room always sets a pretty table,
damask napkins in silver rings
(my newest rings)
Jim's grandmother's cutlery

The menu:

Blue and Bleu Salad --
romaine, blueberries and bleu cheese
With a homemade poppy seed dressing

A mushroom spinach quiche

Carrots with a Creamy Tomato Dressing
is the name of this dish in the cookbook I got it out of --
however, my Mom and I have always known it as
"copper pennies"
It's a good salad and one that we enjoyed for lunch for the next couple of days
In summer, I often like a vegetable salad as a side dish
They're usually make ahead and there is something nice about a cold dish

The quiche slices nicely
(I always cross my fingers whenever I try to get quiche out of the pan!)

The carrots add a nice colorful touch to the plate with quiche
(And I served Sister Shubert rolls as well)

Dessert was black raspberry jam cake with caramel frosting
I "sacrificed" a jar of Lunch Buncher Joyce's jam
to make the cake
But it was worth it!

However, it seemed more of a winter cake to me than a late
summer one . . . but it is a cake that I will make again.

If you don't have a jar of Joyce's black raspberry jam in your
larder, you can us boughten blackberry jam!


The Victorian Girl said...

Everything looks delicious, especially the quiche! Would love to have the recipe!

Angela McRae said...

What a gorgeous and delicious-looking lunch spread! Whoever the next member of the group is will certainly have a magnificent treat in store!

Bernideen said...

You are such a great cook and baker Martha and your table is always so lovely! I really admire your many talents!