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.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Now That's Italian!

I had company for lunch yesterday
Not an Italian company but Italian food!
The table set in a more casual style:

Blue and white Spode Blue Italian plates,
rustic wicker chargers 
A wicker tray used to corral the centerpieces
And blue linen napkins
(but in my silver napkin rings!)

I love the house looks with the table set and we're just waiting for the guests to arrive!

Italian Salad
(My take on Olive Garden salad -- lettuces, red onion rings, cherry tomatoes, croutons, pepperocini and black olives with an oil and vinegar dressing)

Pasta Di Vince
(rigatoni with chicken chunks, mushrooms, onions and a wine and cream and cheese sauce - sprinkled with more Parmesan cheese before serving)

Arkansas Possum Pie
(Layers of cream cheese, chocolate and whipped cream in a nut crust)

We had a grand time.
But anytime you have good food and good friends, it has to be a grand time!


Bernideen said...

That looks like a fantastic meal!!!! you are an amazing chef!

Karen said...

What a wonderful host!... have never heard of possum pie but now I'd like to make it.

Southerncook said...

Your menu was awesome!!!! Italian, my kind of comfort food. I've never heard of Possum Pie either. I think you need to share the recipe.