Isn't it so nice to have friends over for lunch, where there’s no pressure in serving a whole bunch of food?
There is something about making a lunch for others that just has a different feel and touch than making a dinner. Last Friday I experienced this as I had two friends over for lunch. One friend was on her lunch hour so we had only 45 minutes.
There is nothing better than homegrown lettuce, as it is so tender and tastier than store bought. And that is exactly what I served.
Using these guidelines, my Easy Lunch had meaning and taste!
· Make a salad, (I used lettuce from our garden) using what you already have in your fridge or cupboards or counters.
· Don’t run to the store! Be creative!!
· Serve water for the beverage.
· No pressure for dessert – most friends want to eat healthy these days!
· Have your food made up in advance, so when you guests arrive you can immediately sit down and take advantage of the time.
· Save the dishes for later! Your guests need to be able to leave immediately to get back to work.
Our time together was long past due. As we caught up with each other, we found ourselves saying, “Let’s do this again soon!” and “Why don’t we do this more often?”
Trying to look for ways to support, build up, stimulate and encourage another person takes an attitude of giving rather than receiving.
Starting small and easy, like a simple luncheon, is a great place to begin!
Next time I won’t wait so long!
(Are you looking for a delicious salad dressing that everyone will love? If I don’t have time to make a dressing from scratch, I always keep on hand a bottle of Riverhouse Blue Cheese. Drizzle on your salad lightly, and add a small amount of balsamic vinegar – and you can’t go wrong! This dressing is made in Pacific City, Oregon, a tiny surf-town tucked away off of HWY 101, that everyone should visit! Photos: salad served last Friday and tulips in our back yard!)