Ladies Holiday Luncheon Ideas
I host an annual ladies holiday luncheon (30-35 attend). I am tired of my used up recipes and am hoping some of you have some ideas to shoot some pizzaz into my plans!
I typically have a few crudites for guests to enjoy because I am always running behind getting lunch out. I serve a buffet with a main, salads, fruit, sweets, etc. Past years include a variety of quiches, roasted chicken/spinach lasagne with bechamel sauce, and a variety of enchiladas. I'd like to keep my main a bit simpler so I am able to greet and enjoy the party guests.
I am into elegant holiday entertaining. I make it all myself, but will typically get some nice baked items from a bakery and a few salads from Wegman's. I serve buffet style with formal holiday china and silver. In the past I have opted for paper napkins, but after reading some of your posts on other threads, might use cloth this year. It's hard to find paper napkins that do a good job and are pretty....does anyone know where to buy the thirsty big restaurant-style paper napkins like they have at Pei-Wei?
Though alcohol is not the focus, I do serve white and red wine along with iced tea, water, and bottled soda.
Do you have some suggestions?