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.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

May Lunch Bunchers

 The Lunch Bunch come once a month
Unfortunately, friend JoAnn moved to the city
We've not replaced her preferring instead to have a "guest" Lunch Buncher
each month.
So it's the three of us . . . and one guest!

I love when the living room is all expectant -- waiting on company!

It was dark and rainy and lit lamps were a must!

And I always love this view of the dining room table when we're expecting guests!

And this one . .  my view for this is my place!

Garden roses are the centerpiece
A salad of fresh from the garden lettuce, blue cheese, pickled beets and a dressing
made from half homemade poppyseed and half homemade herby vinaigrette

Our main course:

Tomato basil chicken
My first basil harvest of the year
(I always pinch them back when I plant . . . and the trimmings were perfect in this dish!)

Dessert was from one of my beloved cozy mystery books:

Strawberry truffle tart
An amazingly simple dessert that gives a Big Bang for little effort!

It was really good!
This will definitely be one of my go to chocolate company desserts

All too soon, after we discussed the latest movies we've seen, the last book we've read
and things about town, it was after 2 and they headed home!

As is my choice
(no one helps after a party -- they are guests)
I washed the dishes and put the dining room back to it's everyday order!


Denise said...

What a beautiful, welcoming home, garden and table! The food looks scrumptious as well. Thank you for sharing.

GoMovies said...

Your baking idea is awesome, I love your blog.