Recently I had a friend over for lunch. It took no time at all to set out a nice little lunch that tasted homemade. I stopped over at the co-op grocer, picked up a few things, and within minutes had my table set and ready to serve my sweet friend.
I kept the cost down by splitting the wrap in two. The cake and granola bar is made there at the grocer and are only 99 cents each. I got a salad mix, some organic corn chips, salsa that is made fresh by the grocer which is to die for, some curry quinoa & chickpea salad, & a couple kiwis.
Pretty is important…or at least it is fun!! Put food on pretty platters, add a little lemon to the water. Throw on a pot of coffee and make sure to have some cute napkins on hand to brighten up the table.
So easy, very delicious! My friend and I had a great time catching up over lunch & I know she felt loved and cared for by the food I fed her.
What foods do you like to throw onto platters and pass as homemade?
Do you admit to your company that you didn’t make it? I do, as I like to show people that it is easy to entertain without spending hours in the kitchen. PLUS, the food is always so good that I always get asked for the recipe, so I might as well fess up ahead of time! Ha!!
Brenda @ Chatting Over ChocolateNovember 19, 2013 at 3:25 am
Everything looks wonderful! Great ideas and tips for easy entertaining! Glad that you and your friend enjoyed a lovely time together 🙂