Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend! We had lots of time to relax, which is always nice. Emily and I finished planting all of our sunflower house seeds and we are hoping to see tiny seedlings soon.
This past Friday, I had a friend and her daughter over for lunch. I thought I would share some pictures and a few easy entertaining tips with you.
It was a warm sunny day, so I rearranged my patio furniture, so we could sit across from each other and visit. I'd like to keep the large chair there all the time, but it would get rained on.
My friend arrived around 10:30am and we had some hot tea. The lace cloth on my tea tray is actually a table runner folded in half.
I usually serve the same thing for lunch whenever we have company over. Sliced turkey and cheese, along with rolls or croissants (my favorite!).
Lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
Mayonnaise and mustard.
I put all of the food on plates about an hour before company arrives, cover them with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator. Everything is quick and easy to get to once it is lunchtime.
I also like to serve a vegetable and dipping sauce. I decided to get a little fancy with the cucumbers.
The girls and Benjamin like crackers too, so I filled up the other side of the plate, and put a bowl of cheese spread in the middle. Sometimes I put out an olive and pickle tray, too.
Everyone seems to like lemonade. I cheat and buy it all ready made.
It's even better with strawberries. I quartered the berries and added them about an hour before lunch.
For dessert, I usually serve fruit (whatever is in season and on sale) and something that I have baked.
I hope I have given you some easy entertaining ideas. I would love to hear your tips too!