Ladies Who Lunch

I'm having a good friend over for lunch. In the past I've made her a chilled crab salad as well as a croque monsieur. Any ideas would be appreciated. She's coming on Friday.

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Louisa July 25, 2012
Chicken salad, tomato aspic, cheese biscuits and watermelon pickles.
 
savorthis July 25, 2012
I'm always a fan of lentils, greens, a fried or poached egg and crusty bread, but agree that a nicoise or similar salad meal is a great lunch idea too.
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx July 25, 2012
Love this chicken salad from Amanda http://www.food52.com/recipes/4160_chicken_salad
 
nutcakes July 25, 2012
A no cook pasta sauce over capellini. Marinate chopped very good tomatoes with a bit of smashed chopped garlic, torn basil leaves, generous amount of olive oil, salt pepper for at least 30 minutes. Pour over just cooked angel hair pasta, add diced fresh mozzarella cheese and a bit of parmesan cheese and toss. Very seasonal and delicious.
 
Third F. July 25, 2012
Thanks, everyone! They're all great ideas!
 
Pegeen July 24, 2012
If you're leaning toward the southern approach: sweet iced tea with fresh mint, and tea sandwiches of (individually) shrimp salad, cucumber/dill, and pimiento cheese.
 
Sam1148 July 24, 2012
This is a Gulf Coast favorite. A "West Indies Salad" Which might be a repeat of your chilled crab salad.
http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/West-Indies-Salad-

Avoid the temptation to use a move flavorful oil like a olive oil. A light salad oil is all you need.
 
beyondcelery July 24, 2012
Grilled asparagus with over-easy eggs and homemade crostini with soft goat cheese and lemon zest. A lemon sorbet would be a great finish.
 

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HalfPint July 24, 2012
Salad Nicoise and a glass of that refreshing looking Orange Mint Soda (http://www.food52.com/recipes/12209_orange_ginger_mint_sodas0

 
Third F. July 25, 2012
That sounds like a great combination, HalfPint. Light and refreshing!
 
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