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.
What a fabulous cook and pastry chef you are - this meal looks delicious!
Oh, my what a beautiful Valentine's Luncheon Tablescape!
The menu was decadently divine!
Husband Jim made a gorgeous choice in the white roses.
Like you, I can not get use to "Galatine" anything!
Beautiful valentine luncheon! You always set a beautiful table with a delicious meal.
What a lovely thing to do for and with your friends. Any chance you'd share the recipes? All look divine.
I just googled and found both the Stephenson's recipes! Sound delish!
I always think it must be pretty special to be your friend.
Is there a special Stephenson rice recipe you prefer? I too googled and found recipes that feed a ‘crowd’ with different comments re: the use of spices, etc..
I liked your individual servings, but I can imagine that the sauce of the chicken would be divine mixed with the rice!
Love your attention to detail.
Super option with what you have described here, that's what I was looking for, really helped me.Thanks a lot for everything, I love to read about such novelties, a revelation!
Grateful for you writing this blog.
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