Cold has descended on the prairie
Not the cold of the north
For we're not expected to get in the negative temperatures
Only in the single digits
But a cold day
Calls for a warm lunch
In the dining room
Luncheon for four!
Quaker Lace in the center with candles in silver candleholders
And a crystal vase of pink tulips
Quaker lace placemats
Jim's grandmother's cutlery
Damask napkins in silver rings
Aynsley Pembroke china
On the sideboard, the coffee service awaits dessert
We're all ready for company!
Romaine, peppers, cherry tomatoes and black olives
Tossed in an oil and vinegar dressing
A casserole of Italian sausage and cheeses
Warm and crusty
buttery garlic goodness
Coffee served with the cannoli tart
A perfect dessert tor an Italian meal.
The menu for this luncheon started with dessert.
I had a container of mascarpone that I needed to use
and I found this tart.
Since cannoli is Italian,
it came me the theme for my luncheon.
I had Italian sausage in the freezer and decided that I would like
the main course to be a casserole -- it would give me more time with my guests.
And what better start than a simple Italian salad!
The cannoli tart will definitely be made again.
In fact, it may be my go-to dessert whenever I serve pasta!