Monday, June 15, 2015

A Sunday Evening Feast (for Clara)


Clara's graduation party, though short on photos of people, was lots of fun and featured some really good food! I was smart and took two turkeys, two pork loins, and a chicken to the best barbecue place in town, and had them smoked. So we cut those up, and made a bunch of side dishes.


Two crustless quiches with leeks and bacon. A butter lettuce and avocado salad surrounded by radishes. Tomato, mozzarella, and basil salad. A platter with olives, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, and fresh peppers. Giant bowl of cucumbers in vinegar. Cream biscuits with homemade jam. Mushrooms stuffed with spinach and cream cheese.


Do you even want to hear about dessert? Homemade chocolate ice cream, raspberry-almond slices, lemon drizzle cake, flourless brownies, and a gorgeous two-layer Victoria sponge filled with jam, whipped cream, and strawberries and blackberries.

So we ate a lot, then wandered out to admire the donkeys and the gardens, and stood around in the beautiful yard looking at clouds. And Clara is truly done with college.

13 comments:

Rose said...

I'm so glad to hear everything went so well. What a marvellous idea to get the meat smoked.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful beautiful food! Congrats to Clara!
Nancy

Lilian L said...

O my what a spread! You're making me very hungry...congratulations Clara.

Melissa said...

What a wonderful accomplishment for Clara! Your family celebrations are so lovely to see, thank you for sharing.

Amy Golden said...

What a nice party, I can't believe she's finished, it seems like she just started.

Christina Gomez said...

Oh how lovely for a lovely girl! Even the food is beautiful! Congrats to your girl! I know you're proud.
Christina

Cynthia said...

Your parties are an inspiration to me! Congrats to Clara!

Lisa said...

So much food! A very large shindig.

Lisateresa

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

Congrats to Clara.. What a lovely feast, and how smart to have the meats smoked..
Know you all had a lovely time.

Farrah said...

We're the boys able to make it home for the party? The food sounds amazing!

Anna said...

"Two crustless quiches with leeks and bacon ..." I was sold at this!

Celeste Kostyniuk said...

Looks yummy. What is that drink?

Kara Dekker said...

Yours is my favourite blog. I've been reading it for six plus years, and Pleasant View Schoolhouse has been one of the few constants as I've moved from Kansas to Australia, and now to Vanuatu. I'm so inspired by your creativity, and admire your family's emphasis on hospitality. Thank you for sharing a bit of your life with me, albeit unknowingly!

--Kara Dekker

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