An Elegant Summer Menu for the Ladies Who Lunch was such a popular post that you will definitely be hearing from these ladies again, as in right now.
There is no question that we plan differently when we have our girlfriends over than when it is a mixed bag. Although it's been proven to be incorrect, supposedly men don't eat quiche. Ha! Wrong! it was a favorite of husband #2. And girls, eh ladies, don't like to bother with ribs or Sausage, Peppers, and Onion Sandwiches. Wrong again! This lady loves both. But I have to admit that there are some menus that definitely are more apropos not only for the different sexes but for the time and place.
The ladies who lunch usually take a break in the summer when they relocate to the Hamptons, Newport, Maine, the Riviera and other marvelous summer getaways. Some husbands have to work and get only to enjoy their summer houses on weekends; but we don't worry about them, we know they too look forward to their yearly vacation* in the city (*wink). So, on these summer days, when it's too hot to get out of the house, why not have a fun group of close friends over for a simple and casual lunch by the pool? This is your chance to show off that new bathing suit (Size 0), bring out the big floppy hat, lather yourself with the new sun block #250 and get ready for some fun time.
I know I'm taking a lot for granted, like you don't work, have no children, have a pool and can take a few hours to loll away the afternoon eating and gossiping with your friends. Well, if you live in Georgia and are on your 53rd day of mid 90's degree weather, even if you are not part of this lucky group, you are entitled to that and more. Now remember, this is a very casual and intimate lunch, the gossipy kind!
Other menus you might want to check out:
An Elegant Summer Menu For The Ladies Who Lunch
Let's Do Lunch In Cap Ferrat
Poolside With The Ladies Who Lunch
An Elegant Fall Menu For The Ladies Who Lunch
Mother's Day Lunch, Retro Style
Images Getty (McKellar)