Southern Lady

A Wonderous Feast

GLAD EXPECTATIONS

A regal celebration awaits as family and friends with hearts full of cheer gather to share a splendid Christmas Eve repast amid shimmering gold and luxurious ruby accents. Seasonal scents waft from clove-pierced citrus and naturally aromatic wreaths donning jovial scarlet bows. Festive Champagne flutes sit poised to toast this gleeful time of year at a majestic tabletop adorned with a centerpiece of flourishing roses, ranunculus, hydrangeas, anemones, and lush winter greenery. The air of Yuletide giving delights all as guests look toward unraveling tiny gold packages nestled atop radiant settings.

Roasted Red Pepper and Fennel Bisque

MAKES 8 TO 10 SERVINGS

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cups chopped fennel bulb
1½ cups chopped yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1¼ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
4 cups chicken broth
3 cups water
2 (16-ounce) jars sliced roasted red peppers, drained
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon crushed red

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Southern Lady

Southern Lady4 min lettiCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Queen Of The Palace
For Meg Bickford, food has been life’s driving force for as long as she can remember, from growing up in a family of eclectic Louisiana-bred cooks to an impressive professional start at legendary haute Creole eatery Commander’s Palace. She made headl
Southern Lady1 min letti
Sweet Summer Indulgence
A cup of tea becomes an enchanting occasion amid frilly linens and distinctive treats of the season. (Opposite) A demoiselle dances with a sweeping floral bouquet, her lacy vesture bringing dimension to a rite de passage depicted on a special napkin.
Southern Lady1 min lettiAnthropology
From the Editor
Admittedly, touring a burial ground might sound like a bit of an odd day out. But there are so many picturesque ones around the South that are worth a visit, like Savannah’s moss-draped Bonaventure Cemetery and New Orleans’ Lafayette Cemetery with it