Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Special Birthday Lunch

It's good to have a nice lunch any time but especially on a birthday.

Recently, a special guest came to our house for lunch on her birthday.

The lunch was simple but delicious. 

We had a yummy salad with balsamic dressing. 

One of my sisters makes dressing with Good Seasons Italian Seasoning packets, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and water so I just followed her recipe. Added a tablespoon of sugar, too, which made it even more tasty.

Dunkin Donuts croissants are the best so we had some of those, plus, I got our guest a maple frosted donut (her fave) for dessert.

Then, fat, round raspberries tasted great just plain. Their sweet/sour goodness explodes in one's mouth.

Regulars around here are beans and rice so those were served, too. 

A plop of sour cream goes on top of the beans.

Little gifties, wrapped in bright red and white paper, surrounded her plate. A couple of them sported white bows with silver sparkles.

To drink, we had Ocean Spray cranberry/raspberry juice. It's absolutely great tasting.

An extra special touch was using shiny cloth napkins. 

So that was it. Simple and tasty, the birthday luncheon helped a special guest celebrate her day.



LDH said...

A super lovely birthday lunch!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That looks like a great lunch and fun birthday party. I usually serve salads and breads at a luncheon! Hugs, Linda

diane.stetson said...

Usually we go out to eat...it's a real treat for me to do that as I do not eat out often. Your luncheon and presents looked great!

Bookie said...

Everything looks wonderful!

Retired English Teacher said...

It all looks scrumptious. The presentation is perfect. Your friend was feted to a birthday lunch to remember.

Leann said...

What a fun way to celebrate - everything made it special I'm sure. I haven't done a lunch celebration in awhile. Salas is always a winner or soup depending on the season.

Enjoy your week!

Anonymous said...

That looks so lovely Susan :)
Have a great day!


Chatty Crone said...

That looked divine - I love beans and rice - do you want to know when my birthday is? lol

Love, sandie

La Tea Dah said...

Everything looks SO yummy! I love beans and rice too! And your salad; simply delish!

I never serve the same thing for a birthday meal. It's a great time to try new recipes and come up with new themes. The fun of cooking and celebrating!

Pretty tablesetting!

Karen Lange said...

What a wonderful friend you are, having this lovely luncheon! Everything looks wonderful and/or delicious! You all must have had a great time. :)

Linda O'Connell said...

You are a terrific friend and wonderful hostess.

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