Welcome to The Tablescaper.
This week I held my annual Ladies Christmas Luncheon.
Despite how busy and crazy we all are,
…particularly at this time of year, each year I carve out a special day in which I celebrate my friends.
The theme of this year’s table was The Nutcracker.
Each year I start my luncheon with a special cocktail.
This year we had Ginger Snaps (one part Bailey’s, one part Butterscotch Schnapps, one part milk and rimmed in crushed ginger snaps).
I love to pause from all of the Christmas preparations and…
…take the time to celebrate my special friendships.
This year my table was surrounded by old and new friends.
For so many years I’ve served chicken, so this year I splurged and served individual filet mignons with Béarnaise sauce.
I made individual potato gratins (a combination of Yvonne and Kathleen’s recipes), hmm… this one seems a bit brown but they were delicious with melted cheeses between the slices of the potato. Green beans with red pepper added some festive color.
One of my newest friends, Tina, made this amazing Chocolate Walnut Tart. It has to be one of the best tasting things I have every experienced. I’m trying to get her to share her recipe!
Much champagne flowed (Nancy took on the role of the official sommelier)…
…as we laughed and chatted the afternoon away.
Wishing all you a most Merry and blessed Christmas.
- The Tablescaper