Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy May Day!

It was a beautifully sunny day here today. There was a warm breeze blowing, and the birds were singing. Grandma enjoyed reading a book while sitting outside this afternoon. Abigail and I lovingly prepared a very economical, but festive meal.

On the menu:

Chicken Salad on Croissants
Chicken Noodle Soup
Fresh Strawberries

Lemonade

Iced Tea


I boiled chicken to make the chicken salad, and Grandma suggested that I keep the water, and throw in the leftover noodles from dinner the other night. As I was preparing the chicken salad, I sliced celery, but instead of discarding the tops I threw those into the pot as well. Abigail peeled and sliced four carrots for the soup, and we called it done. There was no chicken in the soup, but it was flavorful just the same.


We washed up our dishes from the preparations, and then went outside to pick a few flowers for the table. The pickings were slim, but we found enough to fill two interesting bottles, one for each end of the table. We placed a small votive candle into a pretty little dish that Abigail bought me from the thrift store, and set in in the center of the table.


We used our china tonight, and the entire table looked lovely! Abigail thought our special dinner should have a name, and called it the May Flower Dinner. Special indeed!


21 comments:

Sheri said...

What a special way to celebrate "May Day!" You are always an inspiration Tracy!

randi---i have to say said...

What a lovely dinner, Tracy! The columbines look so pretty in the vase!

Momma Roar said...

Oh how lovely!!!!

Kelli said...

What a beautiful May Flower Dinner! Everything looks delicious and the flowers are so pretty...I love that columbine! Happy May Day!
~Kelli

Rebecca said...

Your table and dinner look lovely. My mom has the same milk glass compote dish. She has a small one too the same shape and style....had them as long as I can remember.

Karen said...

I see Anna's inspired you, too! Love the apron with the embroidery. You do nice work, Tracy.
(also love your milkglass with the strawberries, and the table is lovely.)
In response to your question about the frosting, no I did not frost this one as I wanted to try it without it. I only made half a recipe for one layer. Gordon liked it so well, he's requested it for his birthday.....the WHOLE recipe. ;o)

Jennifer said...

How cute! "the May Flower Dinner" I love how you make the everyday so special for your family.

Mrs. Rabe said...

I can't wait for fresh strawberries! That photo had me drooling.....

Lovely dinner - it is so nice that you took the time to do those special touches!

Have a great weekend!

Jodi said...

So lovely ~ A delightful way to welcome May!

~~ said...

Oh, A splendid meal indeed! Love the strawberries... sigh.
Patricia

Cherish the Home said...

What a beautiful table and the meal sounds delicious!

Daughter of the King said...

Tracy,
This was so lovely, it mad me want to say "why was I invited"..
your table looked like a please, you just want to be...
I love the name of your dinner...such a sweet post.
Deby

His Girl said...

There's a possibility I am moving in with you. Can you see any reason why this week won't work?


You are the kind of mother/homemaker I am in my heart.

50s Housewife said...

The table is charming and the food looks delicious!

lady jane said...

I love columbines. The vases are just right for such a pretty flower. :o) Yum to your menu.

Tracy said...

YUM! ...and the flowers are so pretty!

Lisa said...

What a lovely meal and the flowers are beautiful! Don't ya just love those strawberries. Yum ~

Becky said...

Beautiful table set!!! and a wonderful menu. sounds all so delicious !!! Lovely blog too. Full of great ideas !!!
God bless
Becky

Stasia said...

Hi, Mrs. K!

I am glad that you had a good May Day! =)

-Stacie

Short Stop said...

I think I saw my place setting! I will try to make it next time! ;)

truth said...

Everything looks so beautiful. Makes me want to come to your home, good food, good company, peaceful environment filled with beauty.