On Saturday Cindy and I threw a lady picnic party in my backyard. You see, last summer my parents visited and we painted my picnic table Mint Majesty. It’s been begging for a party ever since.
We planned the menu months ago! We agree that cheese and crackers are always necessary (and caper berries!). In order to make the cheese a bit more ladylike we dressed it up like cake. I’m now officially crazy about gorgonzola, honey, and walnuts. I knew I would be though!
We knew we needed a or two salad and went with a strawberry, goat cheese, and almond salad. Goat cheese rolled in ground pistachios looks pretty fly and it’s super tasty. We also bought dainty potatoes and tossed them with capers, shallots, chives, and a champagne vinaigrette for a French potato salad (like this one).
And see that teeny pitcher up there? It’s full of blackberry puree. We poured a little bit of that into the bottom of each champagne glass before pouring bubbly.
Cucumber water makes water feel special, you know? And you know what makes me feel special? Pork tenderloin with a peach jalapeño salsa. Cindy has mad skills. She seared and cooked it to perfection, and spicy peaches are just perfect.
Have you guys tried Cindy’s raspberry rose lemonade? Well, I totally recommend it. We made a double batch and mixed it with vodka. We even tossed in a vanilla bean and extra raspberries with the syrup. It’s ended up the best color ever.
We ended the night talk of Mad Men and cake as the sun went down.
Basically it was really fun! I had so much fun cooking with Cindy! I’m so glad Nicole, Jessica, and Kathy could make it!
Check out Cindy’s blog and Nicole’s blog for more pictures!
41 thoughts on “Lovely Lady Lunch (check it out)”
That looks like an awesome picnic. I wish I lived near you ladies! And you’re right, Cindy killed it on the pork–perfectly pink.
Thanks, Adrianna! I wish you lived near us too!
I’ve been eating that pork tenderloin leftovers like the slices are cookies… Oh man. I love it.
That looks incredible! I love all the different colours set to the backdrop of the mint table, it looks like quite the ladies lunch. The strawberry salad is beautiful, I would gobble that one up!! xx
Thanks, Meg! I bet you’d love that salad.
this is GORGEOUS!!! love love love…
Thanks girl! Wish you could’ve made it!
looks amazing and I am slightly jealous!! :]
twas so fun! we did it!
Dubz high five!
Lady! It was the ladiest of all lady parties and I’m so happy you invited me. I keep wishing I had another glass of that lemonade or another scoop of that potato salad (totally making it) or another piece of the prettiest pork in all the world! It was all fantastic! Thanks, again!
Yay! Cindy and I were talking about how we loved your outfit and your hair when you left. We love you!
You girls are too much! You’re making me blush!
LOVE THIS! looks like you gals had just the best time! i love that megan’s picnic table is basically the same colour as essie’s turquoise & caicos nail polish, which is my fave. all the food looks so delicious! this is inspiring me to host a lovely lady lunch of my own!
Thanks, Robyn! I hope you do!
The food all…ALL looks so delicous…and I LOVE the bright, festive and beautiful colors!! A PARTEE for the eyes!! I remember painting that table..totally fun!
You would’ve loved it, mum!
This looks AHHHH-Mazing!!!
Where are those gorgeous polka dot plates from? LOVE!
The girly pom flowers/tassel garland is just awesome!
They’re from Smarty Had A Party. Here’s the link: http://www.smartyhadaparty.com/Gold-Dots-White-Plastic-Dinner-Plates-i8488.aspx
Oh man…I should know better than to look on your website when I’m hungry. You make everything look so amazing (I’m sure it all tastes amazing as well).
I am seriously lusting after your mint picnic table – so gorgeous! And well, it looks like a party that I’d want to be at. You ladies have mad entertaining skills!
Thanks, Amanda! We had so much fun!
ooooh the colours in this are fantastic! Everything looks perfectly delicious!
Thanks, Jenny! <3
LOVE IT!!! I wish I lived closer because that looks fabulous!
Atlanta and Detroit should be so much closer than they are, ya know?
This is so ridiculously cute it’s not even funny!!! I want to go to one of these fun picnics!!!!
Thanks, Maria! Let’s spend the summer picnic-ing our lives away!
That looks amazing! I am dying over the table colour! So good!