We had guests to dinner on the 23rd, a little pre-Christmas celebration with dear friends. I made three quiche with turkey Kielbaska, red bell pepper, green onions, and sharp cheddar cheese. I also made sauteed green beans with garlic and a salad of fresh spinach, Napa cabbage, oranges, red onion, champagne vinaigrette, and lots of fresh ground sea salt and pepper. I baked anise and almond biscotti for dessert, a recipe from my former office manager Debbie, and afterward we sipped Mariage Freres English Earl Grey tea.
I thought you would enjoy seeing the last of the summer roses in small trifle dishes which I used as centerpieces for the dinner. The gorgeous mercury glass jar and candle from Anthropologie were a gift from David’s daughter Ashley. Love, love, love!