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.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Year's Day at Linderhof . . .

Even though we did stay awake until midnight,
we were up at our regular time
And ready for breakfast!

Once again in the breakfast room
Because Scott City is back in it's bins and those bins are back in the basement.
Since it was a holiday, we used our Spode Blue Italian
rather than our usual Johnson Brothers Indies for breakfast!

Since it was a "nice" dinner -- our New Year's Day Dinner
we chose to eat in the dining room
When it's just the two of us, I like to use lace placemats
My grandmother's china, Jim's grandmother's cutlery
Twenty-first century wine glasses!

The menu:

Roast of beef
Prime rib, slow roasted to perfection
served with roasted potatoes

And the world's best creamed spinach
From friend Vince who used to serve it at The Buffalo Grill 

Jim requested dessert:

Strawberry hazelnut pavlova roll
which was actually a
blackberry pecan pavlova roll
because when you live in a small town you often can't find hazelnuts
strawberries were $8.00 a box
and I wasn't going to spend $8.00 on tasteless winter strawberries
even though the recipe called for them.
And actually, it was quite good!

A slice of prime rib, some roasted potatoes and creamed spinach
with a nice bottle of red wine to wash it all down

And we filled the silver coffee pot and cream pitcher
For we were in the dining room and it just seemed proper
to pour from silver
when we ate our slice of pavlova roll!

And after, husband Jim retired to the living room and the sofa and football,
I did the dishes.

Later we watched a movie . . . 
Lavender Ladies
(I would recommend if you like Judi Dench and Maggie Smith -- it's a slow English movie)

And this afternoon I brought out three hyacinth vases with bulbs in them
It's my way to rush Spring!


Pat said...

I do love your Traditions!
The tablescapes are absolutely lovely!
The menu YuMMy!
Those vases for forcing bulbs are unique.
The happiest of New Year's awaits us both!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Martha!
Beautiful post. <3 But where is that pavlova recipe? :-)
Happy New Year to all at Linderhof.
Love, Cass

Running with a sharp pencil said...

That tree is just glorious! Wish you would open an Instagram to post pics, Many use it to drive traffic to their blog. Check out @thepotagerblog on Instagram- you will love her old Tudor home.

Step said...

What a beautiful post! Any chance you would share the creamed spinach recipe?

Step said...

What a beautiful post! Any chance you would share the creamed spinach recipe?