The menu was:
Garlic roasted butternut squash soup with gruyere croutons
Autumn chopped salad
Chicken salad sandwiches
Apple turnovers with vanilla ice cream
My table setting was very last minute but I was happy with it. The centerpiece (and runner) was made from stuff that I had around the house. Late Friday afternoon I decided that I needed something else so Ryan and I heade to World market. I LOVE World Market! I found the place mats, napkins and rings at there. The turkey napkin rings are adorable!
The chicken salad was from Central Market.
The Autumn chopped salad was from a site called expressoandcream.com.
The butternut squash soup was from rachel ray and it was delicious. Kevin (who got this bowl after the ladies left) actually gave this a 4.75 star rating...my highest yet! I have never had or made butternut squash soup so I really had no idea what to expect. I know Ryan is a fan of butternut squash but I myself wasn't too familiar with it. In fact, the whole butternut squash itself was a mystery but it ended up working out wonderfully. Plus I had a bunch of toppings and I love toppings. The toppings were caramelized onions, plain yogurt (which tastes just like sour cream) and cheesy bread....so yeah I was down with this.
The luncheon was fun and we had a great time...but I am tired and need a break from cooking! Luckily Kevin was excited to grill burgers on Saturday night! They were delicious and just what I needed!