Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn Luncheon

Yesterday I had my Mom and two ladies over for lunch. One of the ladies owns Berry Patch Farms, our home away from home. Her sister has just moved here and so we wanted to get to know them both better.
It was a cold, snowy, drizzly day. But we stayed snug with visiting and soups and hot teas and coffee. They stayed for several hours and we all just got to take a break and relax. This has been such a busy season for them at the farm so I really appreciated that they would take a few hours out of their busy schedule to just be with us.

Our Menu:

Squash-Apple Soup with Nutmeg Cream and Spiced Pecans
Carrot Ginger Soup
Whole Wheat Herb French Bread
Salad with Pickled Squash & Beets, Cranberries, Garden Carrots & Tomatoes, Bacon & Parmesan Cheese served with Homemade Vinaigrette Salad Dressings
Cinnamon Cranberry Scones with Clotted Cream, Peach Butter & Raspberry Jam
Zucchini Bread & Pumpkin Bread

I had made the soups in advance and just warmed them up. That just left the bread, scones & salad to put together that morning. Other than forgetting the scones in the oven and over baking them, everything turned out just fine. We enjoyed our leisurely lunch and then moved to the family room for our desserts & drinks. As the snow fell, we enjoyed our peaceful time warmed with the joy of new friendships.

What a wonderful day it was!


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That sounds lovely! I must admit to overbaking when I'm talking. I'm so much more efficient in the kitchen when alone. Is there such a thing as kitchen ADD? :)

Do you have that scone recipe on the blog?

GrammaGrits said...

The squash-apple soup sounds wonderful - do you share the recipe?

TopazTook said...

That sounds delicious...and squash-apple soup sounds like a good idea for an upcoming meal!

BaileyZimmerman said...

I wish I were there!

Just last week I had the best carrots with ginger at Montvill Inn. So I decided to make them at home....carrots, ginger, scallions and cilantro.
I think there is something addictive about cilantro!!


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