The last few days have been very exciting, to say the least – almost like a party! Thank you friends, for all of your comments over at Nesting Place.

Now on to this party.

No party is out of reach! Even a simple luncheon party for 4. I recently had a few ladies over for a yummy green salad. Perfect on a hot summers day.

Rotisserie Chicken
Salad greens
Red onion
Feta cheese
1 orange
Fresh raspberries
Your choice of toasted nuts
Add a light amount of your favorite dressing!

My original plan was to make my own muffins the night before, but I ran out of time! (Time is always the magical word, isn’t it?)

I had to give myself a pep talk and remind myself of what’s important: Less is more. Less time in the kitchen means more time with my guests, enjoying their company, creating deeper friendships, and forming stronger bonds. So it was okay that I bought already baked muffins from the store!

I also picked up a few desserts – only 79 cents each. All you need is a tasty bite for dessert, right?

The ladies who came were previous co-workers whom I’d worked with for over 25 years. We had a lot of catching up to do!

Simple times around the table are sometimes the beginning of beautiful friendships, or they’re a gift in nurturing what you already have.

When’s the last time you had friends over for lunch or to just be together? And what’s your favorite summer salad?

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