Welcome to the Putnam House! This beautiful home, built in 1907 by Thomas Putnam for his family, has had many owners over the past century. A few years ago the Carrington Historical Society stepped in and purchased the home which is preserved by them as a cultural center for the entire comunity to enjoy.
Many events are held at the Putnam House which is conveniently located on Carrington's Main Street. Quarterly culinary dinners are hosted here by the twenty-four person Carrington Culinary Club, of which my hubby and I are members of.
Since it was our turn to cook, I thought I'd share a few pictures from last night's "Spring Fling" event. A great time was had by all!
I was in charge of the appetizers...they turned out great! I told the gals I'd take care of the decorations too...the old tool box filled with flowers, old garden tools and my new topiary added to the spring flare!
Cooks in the kitchen assembling the salad. Love the hats, girls!
Here's Alison, Coordinator of the Putnam House, a culinary member and my good friend.
My hubby made the pork loin (which was done on his NEW grill) - it turned out awesome! Ann's husband and mine helped serve the Pomegranate Champagne Punch, assorted specialty beers, welcomed the other culinary members and were our servers for the evening.
I didn't take the best picture of the dinner table, but this will give you an idea. I brought in my fig tree, rusty birdcage, grates, bricks, flowers...rusty birds...you get the picture...
had to "junk" it up, of course! :)
Ann's Roasted Asparagus with Cherry Tomatoes and Garlic
was truly fantastic and oh, so colorful.
Here's a close up of my appetizer spread...Beef Tenderloin Canapes with Cucumber Sauce, Shrimp Salsa and Fruit Kabobs with Orange Sauce...yummy!
Hope you've enjoyed the pictures. I'm going to throw my feet up
on the couch now today...I'm exhausted!