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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