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Help me put on a nice lunch for my friend.(7 Posts)
I have a good friend visiting tomorrow who I haven't seen for a long time. She's coming with her toddler son and baby. I said I'd make us lunch but the problem is, she's an amazing host. Makes beautiful pastries, always makes her own bread etc. I on the other hand, am pretty hopeless in the kitchen but want to offer something more than just a ham sandwich. Any ideas of a nice, easy lunch I can put on, suitable for kids and adults? Please help. Thank you
Roast a chicken,
Serve with new potatoes quiche, salad, cheese, pickles and crusty bread
Everyone can find something they like, easy to prep and simple.
If you can get to a supermarket, buy ready poached salmon slices, asparagus, new potatoes, salad ingredients, some good mayonnaise, cook the potatoes and the asparagus beforehand.
Put together a salmon salad, looks pretty and summery, and is easy, and most toddlers will eat fish.
Get some strawberries and cream or ice cream for pudding, or maybe a nice cake.
Have a lovely lunch with your friend!
I was going to suggest the same as Brie but even simpler - roast chicken, green salad (I like combining little gem lettuce, cuke, avo, pine nuts, feta cheese and dill and dressing with just olive oil, lemon and salt) , warm garlic baguette, aioli, cut-up peppers/cukes/cherry toms for the kids.
Then bring out a big bowl of strawberries or grapes and a piece of nice cheese.
You could even get a ready-roasted chicken tomorrow morning if your supermarket has them and serve at room temp. Doesn't have to be piping hot from the oven for lunch.
buy one of those already cooked chicken or chicken in a bag.serve with love French bagueete garlic bread.(you can also get those lovely garlic butter flatbreads.) big salad with all the gubbins in it.possibly a bean salad.(you can also buy lovely ready made up tins of 3 bean salad with vinaigrette.
make some salmon parcels.nest of noodles.spring onions,garlic bulb lemon slices and fillet of fish wrap in foil cook for ten.
some nice salmon with a flavoured butter.
soup and lovey breead roll.
go to supermarket by a nice loaf from the frsh isle.make some tuna mayo.chicken portions.salmon,pate.packet of deli meats to name a few ,have some doritos on the table to naice crips,lovely salad dressing.big salad.soe fresh fruit and mirangue nests and cream for pudding. or a apple lattice and ice cream. or a couple of cornettos depending on the weather
chili and jackets.
chicken,sweet potato and pepper skewers with a salad or selection of veggies.
rice on pot.made and reheated.
Roasted Chicken with potatoes would be great! Add also some finger foods for the kids. I'm sure she will like and appreciate it.
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