Part of preparing for the entertaining season each year was to decorate the house, inside and out, to greet our guests.
This included making a wreath, four feet in diameter, to hang on our front door. I have made many of these over the years but do not have many pictures of these creations.
I have this one as when I opened the door that day, I found a greeting card tucked in between the wreath greens. This was a thank you note from one of our guests from our dinner party the night before.
I do have the menu and this follows. In addition to the wreath, I also prepared all of the courses on the menu. We loved to entertain!
A Christmas Celebration Dinner
Black Olive Tapenade & Camembert on Toast Rounds
Chopped Egg on Toast Rounds
Smoked Ham Filled Crepe Purses
Chicken Consommé with Julienne of Vegetables
Trio of Salmon
Mory St Denis and Clos Des Lambrais
Saddle of Venison
Roast Breast of Pheasant
Epoisses Le Medllion
Camembert L’Edele de Claron Buche Caprifeuille
Chocolate Glazed Chestnut Roll with Vanilla Cream
Mixed Greens, Juniper, Balsam and White Pine