Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Snowflake Luncheon

It all started with these wonderful vintage snowflake glasses that were a gift from my good friend Carol. Here in New England, in the dead of winter we look for any excuse to come out of hibernation. So, invitations were made and sent out.
Decorations were hung.

Candles were lit.

Goody bags were assembled. Every party needs goody bags.

The menu: Parmesan and Thyme Crisps

Savory Palmiers with pine nuts, sundried tomatoes, pesto and goat cheese

Pappa al Pommodoro Hearty Italian tomato soup with crunchy homemade croutons

Not shown: Baby salad greens with red pear, toasted walnuts and vinaigrette
Champagne Punch

Contributions from talented friends: Snowflake Chocolate Mousse

I made this spicy moist gingerbread with orange glaze. Are you hungry yet?

Delicious Strawberry Rhubarb cobbler made from the precious fruits of last summer

Crisp snowflake shortbread cookies served on a snowflake plate no less. I didn't get a picture of Mary (who brought them) in her snowflake sweater and socks!

We had a great time. I really have a wonderful collection of friends who love to cook and eat and laugh. I am a lucky woman to have these friends. Make time for lunch with your special friends.


Sea Angels said...

Loribeth, I want to come....too please....:-( ooooo everything looks so divine and beautifully made, and fun, and scrummy, oooooo s'not fair !!!!!!
Still I am glad you had a lovely time, get togethers are just the best hard work, but a Jacobs join helps as well.
I reckon you will all have to go exercise now ha ha ....
Hugs Lynn xx

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry i missed this luncheon. it looked wonderful and nothing less than I expected!