Special Dinner: May 2013

June 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

Mr. E decided on doing special dinners with a color theme this year. When Mr. E was little, he associated months with a combination of two colors (much like his colors for weekdays). His aim is to make dinner with ingredients that are naturally as close to each month’s colors as possible; food dyes are right out for this project. May colors are red and purple.

Mr. E decided to skip starters and only serve a big salad. The base of the salad was red leaf lettuce; in addition, we had red pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, red cabbage, and grilled salmon.

May 2013 Special Dinner

With dinner, we drank red wine that was recommended to us as a sweet red. (Both Mr. E and I like our wine sweet.) It was nicer than other reds I’ve had, but it still won’t beat whites in my book. As dessert we had a red fruit salad (strawberries, red grapes, and cherries).

Like for March and April, the table colors came mainly from textiles, but I was able to use my white plates with red flowers.

May 2013 Setting

I also used two pieces of fabric, one red and the other purple, layered as a runner. Our plaid napkins were reddish enough to make the cut. To my astonishment, our poinsettias are still alive after Christmas, so I set them in the middle to add even more red to the table.

May 2013 Table

We actually did have this dinner in May – just barely. I have, however, not had a chance to blog it before now. The end of May and early June are always busy at work, and this year was no exception. I didn’t even start on my office (re-re-re-re-)redo until this Monday!


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