Thursday, April 09, 2009

A Spring Luncheon with a Basket Dessert

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I hosted one of my music clubs today, and I wanted a festive dessert. Since it's almost Easter, it had to be a basket. Everyone thought this was really darling, and it was quite easy to put together.

I used a slice of orange loaf cake (pound cake would work equally well) with whipped cream on the top, shaped into a nest. Cut a piece of curling ribbon 4"-5" long and tuck the ends into the whipped cream. Add a few eggs (jellybeans) to the nest, and you're done.

Here's what they got for lunch. Chicken salad with poppy seeds and grapes, carrot fingers, snack stick crackers, and mixed berries.

It was a nice menu to serve to a group since most everything could be done ahead. I did make up the desserts right before serving.

Happy Spring, everyone!


MaryPat R said...

Lunch looks like it was delicious and the presentation is lovely.
The basket is very cute. I might try that something like that for Easter dinner. I think the kids would like it.

Miaaa said...

Muuuum, seemes to be as delicious as beautifull!
Nice to wellcome spring.

Anne e le manine d'oro said...

Miam, I am hungry now !

Beth Conky said...

Your plate setting is exactly what my grandparents had. Do you know the name of the pattern? I love it.

Liana said...

Thank you everyone!

Beth, It's Desert Rose by Franciscan. It was my aunt's, and I love it.