Mid-week and a day off! Perfect for hosting a new friend for a luncheon teatime and conversation! Nikkole would be here at noon so I had the morning to prepare!
First, I load a selection of classical music CD’s in the player, and fill the house with beautiful soothing instrumentals!
A candle is lit, wafting warm vanilla scents through the rooms. My table is set!
My menu is simple: Serendipity Grape Chicken Salad
Season to taste – again, not being one to do a lot of measuring in the kitchen, I used Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt, Italian Seasonings, and Parsley til I got the desired taste.
Sweet Potato Soup
Boil sweet potatoes until tender. Puree with broth in blender. Pour into pot and simmer, adding Olive Oil and broth til desired consistency. Season to taste – I used pinches and dashes of Salt, Pepper, Dehydrated Onions, Garlic Salt, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Italian Seasonings, and Parsley.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Oat Bread with Amish Pumpkin Butter
Gluten Free Molasses Raisin Cookies
Cream applesauce, extract, honey, and molasses. Add flour and mix well. Spoon drops onto baking stone. Bake 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool and enjoy!
Herbed Goat Cheese and Rice Crackers
Almond Slivers and Red Grape Cluster Garnish
Carmel Apple Rooibos Tea
The table is set with my Moss Rose Haviland China set from Germany – purchased second hand on their 50% off everything sale day! I love a bargain!
Everything is set and ready when my guest arrives. We’re happy to linger over two cups of tea steeped in the pot with our luncheon . . .
And, pleasant conversation, thanking the Lord for such a genteel pleasure.
Presiding over the event is Lady Cordelia – my antique dress form . . .
She’s decked out for October in her vintage design black lace dress, set off to perfection accessorized with pearls and an antique lace cameo neck-piece.
She’s sporting one of my early October finds from a Civil War milliner I met a couple weeks ago.
It’s a lovely reproduction hat in Autumn colors that fit like it was made just for me! I shall have to make a new skirt to wear with it to our next re-enactment opportunity!
But, for now, dear Cordelia is happy to supervise our excellent luncheon tea and delightful company.
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