Monday, January 4, 2010

Celebrating the New Year

Three couples came for dinner on Saturday night. I set the table with Anne's Grandma Addy's dishes, Anne's Great Aunt Eva's silverware and linen napkins folded "Bishop's hat" style.

Our menu included:
Pre-dinner wine: Chateau Sainte Michelle, Chardonny 2008 - Columbia Valley with assorted crackers; herbed Brie, Jarlsberg & Colby cheeses
New Year's toast: Linie Aquavit from Norway
Salad course: Pear, pomegranate & mixed greens with Blueberry/pomegranate dressing 'a l'Allison
Dinner wine: Columbia Crest - Grand Estates, Merlot 2006 - Columbia Valley
Entree: Minnesota pork chops filled with herb seasoned stuffing, marshmallowed sweet potatoes, feta & almond asparagus, lingonberries with assorted breads.
Dessert: Chocolate turtle cake or Rhubarb raspberry pie with coffee



26 comments:

  1. Wow, quel menu!!!!!! Super. I have the same type of table to show on my blog. I like the way the napkins are presented. Don't you have a close shot of one of them?

    Bon appétit !

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  2. It is a wonderful menu and a beautiful table setting. I think you need a tripod so you can time the snaps with YOU included with the group! Who was the chef?

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  3. Very elegant. Bishop's hat fold--I like that!

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  4. Mmmm, I would have loved a seat at that table.

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  5. une belle table de fin d'année.

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  6. Not a good choice to visit your page before lunch :) Now all I can think about is food :) This looks like an outstanding dinner; I second brattcat, I would have loved a seat at that table :)

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  7. What a beautiful table. Save me a seat for next year!!

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  8. Looks like a table fit for a queen or a king!

    You Minneesotans know how to do tings up right! Must be Scandihoovian.

    How's the weather? It was 27 here this morning and they are forecasting 19-20 tonight. Would you please keep your frigid air up there?

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  9. now you're making me hungry! ^0^
    what a feast that was. of course, my fave would be the entree and the dessert.
    wait! save a slice for me! ^-^

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  10. Estos días en todo el mundo occidental lo celebramos con excelentes comidas y bebidas. Feliz Año Nuevo.

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  11. Beautiful table and yummy food! Must have been a great evening.

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  12. The menu and the table was splendid, must have been a lot of fun, the chocolate turtle cake sounds great! Best wishes for a Happy New Year and Cheers.

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  13. Ok, Leif, Tim and I will be waiting for our invitation to your next New Year's dinner party! Your menu sounds absolutely divine and would be worth flying up from Texas!!! Cheers!!

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  14. Du er dyktig, Leif!
    Elegant og vakkert! Dessuten er du ekspert på å brette servietter....
    Du imponerer!

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  15. Looks like a wonderful dinner! And that Sailor's hat? Classic!

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  16. What a beautifully set table and a luscious dinner. I'll bet it was a fun night!!!

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  17. oooh your dinner sounds delicious and your guests look very happy!

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  18. Oh! You lied! You told «Louis» you were going to serve them Swanson TV Turkey Dinners and he believed you!

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  19. You and your guests certainly celebrated in style!

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  20. Goodness, why didn't I get an invitation?

    ;-)

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  21. Sounds almost as good as ours...!

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  22. Choice of deserts? Too fancy, guys! Hope you recuperated alright the next day!

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