An Alberta Clipper dropping about a foot of snow seemed a good reason to set a winter’s white table for a special lunch with friends. Early January can be a dreary time weather-wise and even a little depressing after the busy holidays. Friends time is a great mood booster and this winter lunch menu is lovely for a get together.
Winter lunch menu white centerpiece
I actually love the color white. It dominates my home and I especially love it when snow covers the ground and every window is extra bright filling each room. Some may feel white is boring but it is the perfect backdrop for splashes of any color you want to add.
Winter table centerpiece
Remember my re-purposed light globe centerpiece? Here it is with white flowers and pine branches adding a warm glow to the table on this blustery day. Even thought poinsettia are associated with Christmas, I think they echo the winter theme.
Above is the same centerpiece in autumn splendor. Click centerpiece from Re-purposed globes to go to the how-to.
Winter Lunch Menu
- Quiche Lorraine
- Powdery white snowflake rolls
- Salad greens
- Seasonal fruit plate of grapes and kiwi
- White cake with buttercream frosting and sprinkled with coconut
I have several favorite Quiche recipes. This is the one I turn to often because it is easy to put together with items I usually have on hand and because it is very good. The recipe was given to me from a friend way back in 1977 when we lived in Ohio.
Here are the winter lunch menu recipes
Fluffy Snowflake Rolls Recipe
- 1 large egg plus enough water to measure 1 cup
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 cups bread flour
- 3 Tbs. Nonfat dry Milk
- 3 Tbs. sugar
- 2 tsp. Bread Machine Yeast
Add all of the ingredients in the order recommended by manufacturer of your bread machine (usually wet ingredients followed by dry ingredients and ending with the yeast).
Set the machine to dough setting. When complete, remove dough from machine and allow to rest, covered for 5 minutes.
Quiche Lorraine Recipe
- 9-inch pie crust
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss Cheese
- 1 large can evaporated milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 to 1-lb. crisp, fried bacon (or small diced cooked ham)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- dash pepper
- dash Tabasco (optional)
- parsley flakes to sprinkle on top
bacon and green pepper.
together; pour mixture over cheese. Sprinkle with parsley.
3 Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until center has stiffened. Allow to rest for ten minutes before serving.
White Cake Recipe
- 2 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached Cake Flour Blend
- 1 2/3 cups sugar; superfine sugar is best
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
- 4 large eggs whites plus 1 whole large egg
- 1 cup full-fat vanilla yogurt or 1 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
Buttercream Frosting Recipe
- 1 cup softened butter (2 sticks)
- 4 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- pinch salt
- 3-4 tablespoons milk or half-and-half
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Rosita Vargas says
Todo luce muy delicioso bellas imàgenes,la sigo con mi nueva foto de perfil,muy bello blog,abrazos
Goodness! I want to move in with you…it all looks so delicious!
Sarah Norris says
That lovely cake is the table's crowning glory! What a lucky man your husband is!
CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS says
Wow, what a wonderful complete meal. Quiche is one of my favorite dishes. The rolls look to good to eat as does the cake. Thanks for sharing the recipes. I have printed them and will give the quiche a try soon. Hugs Judy
Such a beautiful and delicious looking table. Your centerpiece from the old light fixture is really lovely. An all white meal and decor is just the thing for January nights.
Oh my goodness . . . what a lovely table and what a yummy menu. If you hear someone knocking on the door, please let me in. You made me so hungry, LOL.
Have a great day.
Your blogging sister, Connie 🙂
You have set a perfect table for a winter storm and what better way to deal with it than to bake up a storm!
It is breakfast and I am wishing for a warm buttery roll, a slice of quiche and mounds of that fabulous frosting on the white cake. My mouth is truly watering!
Such a beautiful post! I know the food must have tasted as awesome as it looks! I'm going to give the Quiche a try.
Loved all the photos in your previous post. Such sweet grandbabies you have!
All your white looks beautiful and yummy. And now I'm hungry.
White Lace and Promises says
My mouth is watering form the yummies and the pretties! W0w! How beautiful!
What a pretty winter white table setting–and the food all looks wonderful, too!
corners of my life says
I must say white never looked so good . . .
What a beautiful table and your menu!
You are such a great cook.
Stay safe and warm,
White Spray Paint
It's clear that you have developed a good strategy for coping with single digits! On behalf of Alberta (where our son and his family live) I offer apologies!
The food looks delicious and the table is gorgeous. You sure know how to put it all together
Red Couch Recipes says
Love this table setting, especially the votive lights brightening up the table. I do lots of tablescapes, but those with food on them always look so wonderful. Your rolls, and quiche, and cake (so perfect for winter!) look so yummy. Joni
Such a great meal Lorraine !
It's after midnight here and after looking at these beautiful photos I'm hungry!!
Gypsy Heart says
I would love to be your neighbor…and hope that you'd invite me over. 🙂
Those rolls are calling my name! All of the food looks and sounds divine. The table looks beautiful!
Finally got a new computer so I can visit now.
Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books says
Such a beautiful table! =)
Your recipes sound so good!
I especially like your White Cake with Buttercream frosting!
Debby Ray says
Can I just ask what "time do we eat?"…oh my, everythings looks amazing! I remember sharing the pin on facebook of that gorgeous centerpiece too…it got many "likes"! Absolutely beautiful 🙂
Blackberry Lane says
Such a lovely tablescape and delicious looking recipes.
Lorraine- In all the years I have made quiche I have never made it with evaporated milk. What a great idea. So- I will be trying that!
Your table is beautiful in all white-xo Diana
Barbara F. says
Wow….now this is how to spend a snow day! Happy family there with these delicious things! Your table is stunning, too. I love that centerpiece. xo
Ooooo, it is cold here too! Your white table is so inviting…and now I am inspired to warm up the kitchen with yummy things!
Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud says
Looks like a perfect meal! I'd love to try the rolls, have you ever made them with A/P flour? I'm running out of room for flour storage:@)
Yum (all of it!)and so beautiful! We have snow as well. The Grands wanted to bake yesterday so we made and decorated a chocolate cake. This morning it's half gone! Oh my.
Enjoy your snowy day!