Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tea room at home

My mom loves the salad plates at traditional southern tea rooms. Since we couldn't afford to treat everyone to a birthday lunch out, I recreated her favorite menu at home:

Tomato and romaine platter with tuna, pecan chicken, and curried egg salads
Fresh fruit skewers
Hot french cheese toasts
Peach sherbet with cream wafer cookies


I mixed fern fronds and seashells for a no-cost centerpiece. The table was laid with a square of yard sale fabric. My mom was so pleased with the summery result!

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11 comments:

Bobbie said...

Beautiful food for your Mom's birthday!

Amy said...

That looks beautiful!!

Maggie said...

My last job was for a caterer/restaurant and the salad plate was our most popular item. You could get 3 mini scoops (chix,tuna,crab,egg and ham salad choices) pasta salad,fruit and a muffin. We also did fruit skewers on the deli toothpicks for catering, they are pretty but get on your nerves after you make a 100 or so. I love to see people create favorites at home.

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

What a lovely birthday luncheon to honor your mom!

Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

What lovely plating, and it all sounds so delicious. I'm sure your mother was honored to have such a wonderful and thoughtful birthday luncheon.

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Meredith - This is gorgeous and such a great idea! I've been toying with the idea of hosting a ladies luncheon at church, but I kept putting it off - not sure if I wanted to put in the effort this close to baby day. I'm totally inspired now though! Hope you don't mind me stealing your great ideas! :)

Anonymous said...

Really nice. You do a lovely presentation.

It's hot here today, so maybe I'll try a pecan chicken salad for dinner. Could whip up some egg salad too, so the family has a choice.

Cribbing off you ... again.

Jora

Joye said...

That looks so appealing and pretty! Your mom must have been so touched. Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna said...

You gave a gift that every mom loves...the gift of making her feel really special. Well done!

PiggyBank Raider said...

Elegant and beautiful! You really have an artistic touch!

2boysmama said...

Just wondering.... did you plate all the food before hand? Or did you have guests take it off serving platters.