It's a rainy and cold Friday here in California. After a few months of sunny weather, winter has finally arrived. This is the perfect climate to invite friends over for a low-key Sunday lunch. Hearty food, wine, coffee and dessert around the fire, I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday!
Joel and Alison joined us last weekend, on an equally gray Sunday afternoon, for a cozy luncheon. My first post-pneumonia entertaining! I used the silver and china, but with placemats and plain glassware to keep it a little more casual.
Salmon Chowder for the first time. I used a leek in place of half the onion and heavy cream instead of half the milk. I also used a cup of smoked salmon instead of the bacon. Along with the chowder, I made garlic bread: