Sunday, April 19, 2009


I am so lucky because my life is filled with a fabulous group of young women aged 16-18. We have a luncheon once a month at my house, during the school day, so it's only about 45 minutes long. We really love it! Wednesday is our next Laurel Lunch and I am on the look-out for something new and yummy to serve that's not too heavy and not to difficult. There are 18 of us.
Any suggestions?


  1. how about chicken salad on miny croissants?

  2. Have you ever had the summer berry salad at Paradise Bakery? It's pretty easy to duplicate and is lite and delish....and that comes from an ANTI-salad person!

  3. how in the blazes do you spell mini? minnie? minny? I am looking it up right now! Ok, it is in fact "mini." I am not sure who took over my body and spelled "miny!"

  4. pasta salad. easy to prepare ahead of time and there can be lots of it!!

  5. they even sell chicken salad at costco now. I have seen it. you could add cut grapes to it and it would be yummy.

    i just had the yummiest pasta salad at a shower the other day and it would be so was a warm bowtie pasta with pesto(costco) and then carmalized purple onions, chicken and crasins. I could not believe how yummy it was seriously.

    i am sure whatever you serve will be fantastic. let me know if you need help. i am always up for a cooking project.

  6. I agree with the chicken salad on crossants! Lite and spring-ish! With some fruit on the side maybe? I'm so jealous these girls get to come enjoy this with you! They are really lucky!


    2 pre-baked pie shells
    1 onion, diced
    ½ cup cream
    1 cup sour cream
    4 eggs
    1 tsp flour
    1 tsp salt
    dash pepper
    1½ cups grated cheddar cheese

    Mix all but cheese together. Pour half into pre-baked shell. Top with half the cheese. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Add remaining cheese last 5 minutes.


    1 bunch Romaine lettuce
    1 5-oz package croutons
    1 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
    ½ 12-oz bottle Cardini® Caesar salad dressing

    Wash lettuce and pat dry with paper towel. Tear into pieces and add croutons, cheese and salad dressing.

    Can I come????? :-)

  8. If Fran's comin' i wanna come too!


  9. 1. Where does one find mini croissants?
    2. Lunch starts at noon, over by 1:00 (this is, after all, school lunch break)

  10. Start with some large croissants, eat around the edges of each of them and make chicken salad minis on what is left.
    You're welcome.
    your brother.

  11. I like Starvin Marvin's comment.
    Last time I left a smug comment - I got chastised though....(not on this blog!)