Thursday, September 21, 2006

Ladies' Lunch

Today was my ladies' luncheon; I invited four friends over for a meal under the silver maple. The weather was cool and gray and breezy and everyone had accidentally dressed in cream and taupe, to look perfect with the table setting, the golden-turning tree, and the subtle colors of the autumn lawn.

The menu:

•Romaine salad with grilled Greek-seasoned chicken, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and purple onion slivers
•Crispy pita triangles
•Cucumber spears with hummus

•Faux chocolate pots de creme with whipped cream
•Cream Earl Grey on a tea tray

It was cool enough that we went inside for dessert, which Clara kindly served in the living room. Our "pots de creme" were really just homemade chocolate pudding spooned into my Rosemeade china mugs and chilled yesterday, then dolloped today with whipped cream. Better and healthier than an egg-based mousse any day, in my book. Best eaten with silver spoons engraved "Helen".

A sleepy baby at the end of a delightful morning.


Kelli said...

Oh, it sounds like a wonderful day! The menu sounds absolutely delicious and as always the photos are amazing! I love the last one of you and Daisy. So sweet.

Rennae said...

What a beautiful photo of youself and daisy. The day sounds amazing, wish I was there.

Rebecca said...

I love luncheons hosted out of doors. What better way to enjoy the gusts of Autumn! Beautiful pictures-especially the very touching last one. Enchanting...

Anonymous said...

Anna, you are Inspiration Extraordinaire!
What a lovely, precious photo of you and Daisy. Did Giles take it?
Thanks for sharing.

Cindi said...

It sounds like you had a delightful time. I am so glad for you.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely menu! It sounds as though the day was near perfect for it. Even having to go in for the desserts sounds just right for a fall luncheon. The photo of you and Daisy - you are going to frame that one, right?

Jessica said...

You take beautiful pictures, they look perfessional!! What kind of camera do you use??

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