Yesterday was Valentine's Day!!!
And as is my custom, I invite friends for a Valentine's Lunch
Only in 2019, when you celebrate with women friends, it's called a
But I still call mine a Ladies Valentine Luncheon
In the dining room, of course
A menu for each place
And a wee cornucopia which I made and filled with Hershey kisses
I was fortunate that three of my hyacinths burst into bloom
I decided to use them as my centerpiece
But, alas, they were a bit floppy, so they were clustered together in the middle of the table
But the aroma was heavenly -- a spring aroma!
Husband came home just before lunch with . .
Delicious smelling creamy roses!
But, alas, too tall to replace the floppy hyacinths
So I put them on an end table in the living room
Where they were the star of the show!
Lunch was simple!
A salad of mixed greens with blackberries, cashews, red onion and a homemade poppyseed dressing
Salads all ready to serve!
The main course was chicken baked 'n' butter and cream
And individual portions of Stephenson's Green Rice
It made for a pretty plate!
Dessert awaited on the sideboard.
The cake my mother always made for Valentine's
Baked in heart pans
And frosted like hers with 7 Minute frosting
(But not her recipe, alas, but my friend, Shirley Ann's)
And then sprinkled with pink coconut
Served with coffee
It was a nice luncheon
We had a grand time visiting and sharing
One of the highlights of the year, is my Valentine's luncheon for dear friends.