I did a Russian themed dinner, more Imperial, less Stalin, and used my great grandmother's china. The china is absolutely beautiful and all the pieces are in tact, which makes me wonder if it had ever been used. I asked my father and he said he had no memory of it. I found some etched, bell shaped wine glasses at a thrift store, that went with it, beautifully, and my spray roses happened to be blooming, so the whole table looked pretty snazzy.
|Haiku dinner for 13|
|Lizzy brought her homemade "devil's water", plum liqueur|
|Cabbage rolls, in a sweet and sour tomato broth, sauerkraut and mushroom dumplings, bacon wrapped tenderloin, with roasted potatoes, eggplant & carrot salad with dill, pickles, radishes, pickled beets|
|Salmon mousse, with obligatory corny decoration. It tasted fabulous|
|Mixed berry torte with lavender honey whipped cream|
|My great grandmother Koger's china, inexplicably, my aunt didn't want this gorgeous set. I love it!|