a ladies' luncheon post in a long time.
Plus, most of my old ladies' luncheon posts are for winter, so I put together a special warm-weather luncheon with all the dishes so cool and delicate that the ladies might have to retreat to the fainting couch.
First, a dainty little appetizer:
I'm not sure what cream cheese mixed with pineapple juice, peanut butter, curry powder, and green onions should be served on-- probably tiny, crisp crackers shaped like flowers and delicately scented like baby powder or some bullshit.
Pair that with some finger sandwiches. For the bolder women, the ones who would introduce themselves by their own first names instead of "Mrs. Kenneth Misner," maybe something filled with a salty, eggy mash with as much of a whisper of heat as the old recipes offered:
Yes, it calls for a full quarter teaspoon of Tabasco!
And for the ones who thought that when the ladies get together to eat, everything should be dessert-adjacent:
The finger sandwiches have a prune, cheesecake-ish filling. Yum?
Something that doubles as a salad and main dish is expected.
So it's tomatoes stuffed with cold chicken and eggs, served on crisp lettuce.
And finally, the dessert salad, meant to correct the menu's deficiencies in gelatin, mini-marshmallows, and most importantly, pink:
This is the first recipe I've seen that calls for putting miniature marshmallows in a blender with hot fruit cocktail juice.
I hope this would be an appropriate ladies' luncheon menu. If not, it's just a chance to burn your blender out for no good reason.