Last Sunday night we hosted a visitor from Nebraska. I pondered for quite a while over the menu. I thought about cooking chicken and dressing. I debated a beef roast with potatoes and carrots. I even briefly considered an Italian or Mexican meal. But then I came to my senses and decided to prepare a meal that I can put on the table without one recipe. This is the kind of meal I refer to as "cook in my sleep" meals.
Of course, I wanted to use my best china. Or should I say my favorite china. I absolutely adore this Spode Fleur de Lis pattern. I've been collecting this set piece by piece for many years.
Here are a few pictures of the table setting.
And, of course, our guest had his own personal menu to carry home!
And now to the food. All the pictures are labeled so no need to tell you the food items. I didn't get pics of the appetizer portion as we enjoyed those nibbles on the deck and I simply forgot to take any!
and no, no pics of desserts....but those are already on the blog!
What a wonderful evening. I hope he enjoyed it half as much as we did hosting!