Welcome to the end of the week. It’s TGIF.
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Now, let’s talk about food ~ salads seem to be the theme of the week.
Monday morning, I taught a cooking class with a French Mediterranean theme. The salad that I shared here was the first course.
Wednesday I catered a lunch for 25 ladies. Now I don’t often cater, but if a friend asks me and it’s a manageable event, I will gladly do the honors. The hostess requested a trio of salads and I aimed to fulfill her request.
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For this party, the ladies met at the hostess’ home and walked a few blocks to a local nursery for a class on herbs. While they were gone, I arrived at the home and plated the salads that I had prepared at home on her platters. The dining room table was set with flowers, plates and silverware.
She had a beverage station set up with iced tea, water, and wine and a dessert station with lemon bars and Kahlua brownies.
I placed the salads and some crostini on the table and everything was set when the ladies returned. Luckily, the predicted rain held off.
Southwestern Pasta Salad
Chicken Citrus Salad
Mixed Spring Greens with Seasonal Fruit and Blood Orange Vinaigrette
I am so happy to report that the ladies L~O~V~E~D the salads. Tangy flavors, a little spice, a little savory, and a little sweet. Not too heavy on the sour cream and mayo, and of course, very pretty.
Have you ever needed enough salad to feed 10 or 20? Have you multiplied a recipe from 4 servings and ended up with enough to feed 50? I’ve scaled these 3 delicious recipes for about 1~cup servings each, so you can be sure that you will have enough, but not too much.
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How easy is that? You’ll be ready for your next party.