Sunday, September 09, 2007

Lunch Is Served!

I attended one of the best luncheons yesterday. There were so many delicious things to choose from that it took a few minutes to decide. There were salads, dips, appetizers, kabobs, fruit salads, and the list just goes on. One of the best things about it was at the end we were allowed to purchase a recipe book with all of the dishes that were prepared for the day!

Because several of these menu items became a quick favorite of mine, I made a beeline to the area to purchase my copy. I plan to share a few of them from time to time. Many of you may already be familiar with some of these, but if you aren't they will be worth your time to try. One of my favorites of the day was the Cucumber-Tomato Dip. There is only one word. D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. If you decide to try it, please let me know what you think. You will not be disappointed.

Cucumber-Tomato Dip

1 8oz. pkg of cream cheese, softened
1 8oz. carton of sour cream
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup chopped tomato
fresh cilantro, chopped to taste

Beat together the cream cheese and sour cream until fluffy. Stir in cucumber, tomato and cilantro until blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (I would prepare this as least a couple of hours ahead to allow the flavors to blend)

This dip was served from a cabbage that had the insides carved out, but the outside leaves intact. Very pretty. I think a purple cabbage would have been an extra touch of color.

I tried Grape Salad for the first time in my life. This was another favorite of mine. It was so, so good! I may post that recipe next. This is sure to be a hit at any church function and I can't wait to awe my fellow church members with it.

I regret not taking pictures as I had my camera in my purse, but I didn't know how well that would have went over with the hosts. I apologize, but there is only so far I will go to risk my invite for next year! *grin*


Kelli said...

It sounds like a wonderful luncheon! Thank you for the cucumber-tomato dip recipe. I just printed it out and can't wait to try it!

I'm so glad you like our new magazine, thank you very much for your sweet comment!!

Have a wonderful week.

Denise said...

Sounds like it was really nice my friend, love you.

Melanie said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I can't wait to see some more yummy recipes!

Becky said...

The dip sounds delicious. The whole luncheon sounds delicious :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi.

I read down about Biltmore House. My mom has been there and loved it. I'd like to to some day too. I know it is quite impressive.

Have a great week.

Debbie said...

Hi Debbie,

Your luncheon sounds wonderful! Thank you for stopping by my tea party are entered in the drawing for my roses cup and saucer so keep your fingers crossed! :)

Dapoppins said...

The cucumber tomato dip has all my favorite things!

eph2810 said...

This dip sounds yummy. Definitely something I would try. But I think no one else in my family would like it...

Blessings to you and yours...

Daughter of the King said...

This dio sounds WONDERFUL....I am copying and putting into WORD right after I post this comment..yummmm