I love to entertain.  To sit and talk with friends and share a meal is about as good as it gets.  And it doesn't have to be fancy. Just put out good food and have fun.  This particular luncheon took place in November (which explains my choice of soup). Two  former colleagues came over, and here's what we ate while we caught up on news and laughed a lot:


Winter veg soup
Chicken salad
Deli ham, rolled
Cheddar and Swiss cheeses, sliced
Green olives
Boston / butter lettuce leaves
Tomato slices
2 Types of bread (Portuguese roll & croissant in photo)
Mustard and Mayo

This is a very versatile menu.  Guests may help themselves to soup, sandwich, or both.  The lettuce and tomato can serve as a very light salad or as sandwich fixings.  Sandwiches may be made on bread or in lettuce cups.  The choice of chicken salad – a creamy sandwich filler – or ham (roast beef, turkey) as a straight up meat filler again offers guests flexibility in creating their plates.  The olives are for color and a salty bite.  Served buffet style, this is a fantastic menu for Fall and Winter, and can easily be adjusted for Spring and Summer with a lighter soup featuring seasonal vegetables.

​April 30, 2016

Soup and sandwich!  It's a classic menu -- one that allows you to relax and enjoy the company of your guests!

Easy Luncheon 1