Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Ladies Lunch

On Saturday I got together with Brooke, Colleen and Lauren for another ladies lunch. Lauren hosted this time and unfortunately Jenn and Katie couldn't make it, which was a huge bummer. The four of us ate a delicious brunch, starting with Colleen's chicken salad:


... that we made into mini sandwiches. Brooke brought a yummy tortellini pasta salad:


... with tortellini, olives, roasted red peppers, mozzarella and artichokes in a tomato vinaigrette. I decided to try to replicate a salad I love at a local restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. I combined mixed greens with mixed fruit (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and orange), blue cheese and walnuts:


... tossed with a homemade roasted tomato vinaigrette. Lauren, our gracious host, made delicious French toast stuffed with cream cheese, chocolate and sliced strawberries:


... topped with more strawberries and powdered sugar. Here's my plate on round one:


... and my side plate with a serving of the French toast:


I had two servings of everything, it was all so good. As always, we had a great time and I can't wait for the next lunch. Thanks for a great afternoon, ladies!
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3 comments:

  1. How fun! Everything looks delicious. I totally need to find some food blogging friends to do something like that with!

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  2. I'm still so jealous they all live near you and I don't. *Pout* ;)

    Everything looks good, and you know me, I'm all over the chicken salad. And good for you for replicating that salad so beautifully. Love that kind of success.

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  3. I'm so jealous! I wish I had food blogging friends! Your Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette looks so yummy! Do you think it would work with Roasted Red Bell Peppers too? I love your creativity using all the fresh fruit!

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