12/10/09

Lunch at the Country Club

For today's tablescape and Foodie Friday entry I will share with you an event I was able to attend.  I do not belong to the Country Club but was able to go this month and had a delicious lunch in a beautiful surrounding.  

We were greeted by colorful Cranberry Spritzers.

 The tables were set with white linens
 

 and the centerpieces were boxes with gold gilt edges filled with glittered pomegranates and greenery.

 These boxes were set on draped silver lamecloths.

 Snow was scattered across the cloth and at each place was a white glittered snowflake.
 
  At each place was the butter plate with 3 different butters all decoratively shaped. ( I guess because I never do this it seemed really fun to me)

 The meal began with a wonderful butternut squash soup served in footed compotes which made them seem even festive.

  Then we were served Breaded Pork Medallion (1) (I think this is called Weinerschnitzel in Germany), , Mashed Potatoes, a carrot and a bit of broccoli
 
and for dessert a scrumptious Eggnog Cheesecake.  This had a kind of gingerbread crust and very faintly eggnog flavor.  It was delicious.  I did not ask for their recipe but have one I will share with you today.

The room was not overly decorated but the few trees in the room were done nicely with lots of red.



 Now for the Eggnog Cheesecake recipe:
Crust
1 cup graham crackers, crushed
2 T. white sugar
3 T. melted butter
Make graham cracker crust and pat into 9 inch spring form pan.  Bake 10 minutes at 325.

Filling
3 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
3 T. flour
3/4 cup egg nog
2 eggs
2 T. rum flavoring
1 pinch of ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 435 degrees.  In a food processor combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and eggnog until smooth.  Blend in eggs, rum and nutmeg.  Pour mixture into cooled crust.  Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 250 degrees and bake for 45 minutes or until center of cake is barely firm to the touch.  Remove from oven and immediately loosen cake from rim.  Let cake cool completely before removing the rim. 
I hope you enjoy this holiday dessert!
I am linking to Susan's Between Naps on the Porch Thursday Tablescapes and Foodie Friday with this post.  Be sure to check out these sites to see more beautiful tables and get more wonderful recipes.

19 comments:

The Style Sister said...

Scrumptious food! Love the pomegranent idea! Everything looks amazing. I am hosting a giveaway for chocolate turtles..come on by and enter in.

Karin

Rhonda said...

That recipe sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

Martha said...

Beautiful tables and amazing food! Thanks for sharing!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This looks like a fun event...the food, yummy! I enjoyed my visit.

Sue

Deanna said...

Looks wonderful and oh so beautiful!
Merry Christmas to you,
d from homehaven

2cats said...

A very elegant way to have lunch. It was so beautifully done. The food looked delicious. All very festive.

jenjen said...

Yummy - you need to make that!

XOXO
Jen

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a beautiful table! I love the white and then the red centerpiece.
Your dinner looks scrumptious!
Yvonne

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Yum...and the table was beautiful girl...Thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

dee dee said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful meal with us! Everything looked simply wonderful and yummy!... Dee Dee

Michael Lee West said...

I enjoyed the photos and commentary, but when I saw the eggnog cheesecake, I thought, Oh, I want this recipe! And there it was. Thanks so much. This was a real treat.

Mary said...

This was a dream of a post. Your photos are wonderful and the eggnog cheese cake sounds fabulous. I hope you have a wonderful Foodie Friday.

Mrs. P. said...

What a lovely lunch. Great food in a gorgeous surrounding. Thank you for sharing :)

Blessings!
Gail

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a gorgeous tablescape and thank you for this amazing recipe! Happy FOODIE FRIDAY! Coralie

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Everything looks just gorgeous, the glittered pomegranates are my favorite. That is until I saw the eggnog cheesecake!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Wow! What a charming and beautiful setting for a wonderful looking meal! Bet is was really tasty too! The pie and pork made my mouth water! And I love the unique butter servings!

Thanks for coming by my blog and for leaving a sweet comment! ~Rhonda :)

Joyce said...

I love the cute little butters. It all is so pretty and of course the cheesecake looks delicious. I hacve never made an eggnog cheesecake so I copied your recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely party. I've never heard or thought of cranberry spritzers (I don't get out much, I guess!), but they sound wonderful.

Jeanette said...

What a lovely meal. Beautifully presented and in such an incredible environment.