Luncheon Menus

Luncheon menus are special!  Just think, you won't have to get out of bed too early to start cooking and you’ll be out of the kitchen by late afternoon! 

Rev things up with an interactive buffet menu, cheerful decorations and soft but lively music.  

Luncheon menus can be formal with linen tablecloths and your best flatware or casual with paper plates and plastic forks.

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Your food choices are also broad and variable.  Serve light breakfast foods as well as heartier dinner foods...and everything in between.

Pizza and pop is just as good as mussels and mimosas; all depending on your crowd.

The time to consider a luncheon menu is for baby showers, birthday celebrations, anniversary parties, bridal showers, business meetings and farewell parties.

These luncheon menus also serve well for brunch. Preview brunch menus and think about mixing and matching dishes from those menus with the luncheon menu dishes.

Recipes, helpful hints and make ahead advice are all included

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Luncheon Menus

These menus are excellent for afternoon or early evening parties. Life is made easier by purchasing appetizers and desserts from your favorite bakery or market.  

Simple Favorites Luncheon Menu
This menu hits all the tastes we love.  Serve salad with purchased Caesar dressing and ice cream for dessert

Easy Ham and Pineapple Wraps

Shrimp Caesar Salad
Cut recipe in half as needed.  Add hard boiled egg quarters and grape tomatoes if desiresd

Ne Ne's Puttanesca Sauce
Serve with mini Penne or Gemilli pasta

Salads and Sandwiches For Lunch
This lunch menu is deceptively filling and is best served to hearty eaters.  Serve with beer, iced tea and hot coffee

Sliced Chilled Beef Tenderloin OR  Marinated Flank Steak 
Serve either with sandwich breads and rolls and condiments and chips

New Orleans Shrimp Salad

Potato Salad

Garden Salad with Sweet and Tangy Vinaigrette

Honey Vanilla Cheesecake

Friendly Luncheon Menu
I recently served this super easy lunch menu to introduce two close friends of mine to each other.  They really hit it off and the menu was a hit as well!

Lemonade, Ice Tea, Flavored Seltzer Water

Quick Barbecued Shrimp

Salmon Burgers

Serve on soft rolls with tomato slices and Mustard Herb Sauce or on a bed of salad greens

Veggie Chips or Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Blackberry Avocado Spinach Salad or Watermelon Salad
Use seasonal fresh fruits


Purchased or homemade

Veggie Vegan Luncheon Menu
This menu can be adjusted for vegetarians, vegans and everyone in between.  Serve with your favorite vegan chocolate cake.  Also good as your next dinner party menu

Curried Carrot Soup

Spicy Black Bean and Corn Stuffed Peppers

Omit cheese or use vegan-style cheese

Kale Salad with Cherries

Classic Luncheon Menu
This menu is perfect for a casual get-together for friends and family. Serve with fruity tea

Deb's Spicy Buffalo Burger

Sweet Potato Wedges
Cook in oven - 350F about 30 minutes until tender

Spinach and Arugula with Roasted Beets

Pineapple Slices sprinkled with Lime Zest

Simple and Quick Luncheon Menu
Add chips and dips and vegetable crudités to complete the meal

Easy Ambrosia

Hot Potato and Broccoli Salad 

Muffaletta Sliders

Ice Cream and Praline Sauce

Happy Meal

This hearty menu will also serve well for a dinner buffet. Also consider
Broccoli Salad or Strawberry Spinach Salad for the Pea Salad

Italian Tomato Bruschetta

Baked Spaghetti with Ham and Herbs


Wine and Herb Marinated Chicken Breast
over Fresh Salad Greens

Soft Breadsticks

Pea Salad with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese

Luscious Lemon Tart with Almond Crust

Coffee, Tea, Sparkling Water


Flavorful Menu
This also makes a lovely baby shower menu as well as a flavor- packed birthday party menu

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Marinated Cheese Skewers

Shrimp Salad Louis

Mini Soft Bread Sticks or Corn Sticks

Spicy Chicken Satay with Ginger Peanut Sauce

Mediterranean Finger Sandwiches

Orange and Grape Salad

Petit Fours and Orange Sherbet Ice Cream


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