Sunday, October 17, 2010

presentation counts

Butternut squash bisque served in creamy-white soup bowls with gold trim dished from an ivory-white tureen with matching ladle.

Sunday dinners in my home are a time to gather and acknowledge a special day set aside for worship. The blessing of family creates a rich backdrop for gathering too.

Butternut squash bisque is noisy.
"Um mm". 

Each and every spoonful has a part in the choir of zinging taste buds.

Cornish hens,
       maple-syrup roasted sweet potatoes,
                          steamed broccoli with a dash of lemon also accompanied today's Sunday meal.

 One Christmas my dear mother gave me a creamy white soup tureen etched with curlicues. She especially loved the matching ladle and delighted in telling me how this is what made the difference in the decision to buy this particular tureen for me. Every time I use it I think of her joy in giving me this gift.

I believe that presentation counts when serving a meal and all the extra effort that goes with making it special  is definitely worth it.  China tureen and snips of chives floating in the bisque make for a good presentation.


GretchenJoanna said...

That was very appetizing to read! Your pictures are perfectly complementary....I used to have a very similar soup tureen that I actually received as a baby shower gift :-)
and recently gave to my daughter.

Life In a Little House said...

oh yeah that looks good!! YUM!! ~Love Heather

Carolina Gal said...

Beautiful memories, I'm sure. My mother used to serve from a white tureen, but sadly, it cracked.
The soup looks so tasty!

wayside wanderer said...

What a beautiful tureen! I love white dishes and I especially like that your tureen is feminine and pretty and not too squat. Now we need a recipe for that delicious looking soup!!!

crochet lady said...

How very lovely. We hardly ever eat at the dining table and even though I have some lovely antique dishes, I rarely use them at home. My boys just don't appreciate things like that.

We have a portable church and by the time we get home on Sunday we are all tired out, so we usually have a light lunch and relax in the living room. Although I remember wonderful Sunday meals as a girl.

Hill upon Hill said...

That looks so nice, the menu is so tempting and the warmth of your family so reassuring.

The dB family said...

Presentation is very important. That's why I would love to be sharing lunch with you! You make mealtimes look delicious! Your soup tureen is beautiful! What a thoughtful and memorable gift from your mom.


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