Thursday, April 2, 2009

Where's the BEEF?


I dedicated my previous tablescape post to my BFF Margie and she just loved it. But guess what?!?
She wanted to know where the food was! Can you imagine that? Well...
I have been trying to behave and eat healthy lately, so I had to try to make it all look good.







I figured if I made the tablescape entertaining, she wouldn't focus on the diet (shhhh) food.









Okay, Margie... here's what you've been waiting for!





How about a berry fruit cup for an appetizer? Looks so pretty, almost makes you forget that you really wanted an awesome blossom, no?












The next course is the soup, here we have some yummy creamy chicken noodle soup...m.m.good!
Yeah, yeah... I know that you had your mouth watering for some she-crab soup, but honey, this is the soup of the day!







Doesn't this salad look so pretty and delicious, it almost makes you forget that you were hankering for lasagna and garlic bread?!?.... really, now try reaaaaal hard to enjoy all of the fresh crunchy vegetables and the oh-so-good grilled chicken.... (Hey, I'm really trying hard to convince you that this is what you're hungry for!)




What a fun lunch. Looks like it's about to spin right off the plate, right?





I have to admit, it wasn't half bad. So sorry you had to miss it.







Okay, are you ready for dessert? It's a beauty....











I think that sugar-free jello with some nonfat dream whip is as good as it gets....YUM!
(can you detect my slightly sarcastic tone?)







It sure looks pretty....






Here you have it, Margie. Our cyber lunch, complete with good for you, yummliciousness!




You'll find many mouthwatering menus at Gollum's Foodie Friday event. To get there, go HERE

33 comments:

Bo said...

Hi Rose...I don't want to sound negative about this post...
BUT...you have made an error...you didn't set a place for MOI...
LOL...if that is a diet lunch, I sure wouldn't feel deprived at all...I'm sure your BFF Margie would agree! Yum! ;-) Bo

Domestic Designer said...

It all looks yummy! She is really lucky to have a friend like you. Love the background music too.

ann said...

Well,it looked really good.And the table is beautiful.And I adore those precious bunnies and your little bowls are darling...Ann

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Bravo!! What a beautiful table (love the upside down bunnie!)

You made a healthful meal look so beautiful ~ right over the top gorgeous.
Gorgeous photos, too.

What a fun visit! xo~m.

Kelly B said...

I think that table was set so pretty. I could have eaten a plain salad with lemon juice and I would have enjoyed it!! :)

Entertain Exchange said...

This is an amazing diet lunch...no one would feel deprived eating this wonderful food...even the Jell-O!

Gollum said...

Rose, this is so gorgeous it should be in a magazine! I loved all of the details. The darling eggs in the jar, the strawberries shaped like a rabbit, and the salad is a work of art.
Just BEAUTIFUL!!!
Hugs,
g

salmagundi said...

You sure know how to make diet food look wonderful!! Beautiful Foodie Friday post. Sally

prof en retraite said...

Hey Rose...That looks good to me! The salad looks like a magazine photo...in fact all of it does! I need to diet...do you hire out??? You can be my executive chef! lol...Debbie

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Ahh, what fun you had with this. We had fun too! Beautiful setting and you made the food sooo appealing. I enjoy this! :)

Donna

bj said...

Oh, Rose...everything you do looks just perfect! This is all just beautiful and it all looks mighty delicious! With food like THIS, I could go on a diet and love it!!
xo bj

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Rose,
I've been trying to eat healthier too! I love sugar free jello, and it's a good thing!

:) Diane

Nancy Jane said...

May be diet, but doesn't look diet one tiny bit! I'd be very happy with that lunch, except the jello. It's the only food I really have trouble eating! Tablescape is lovely. Nancy

Susan said...

What time do I show up for the dinner? Every looks wonderful!

Martha said...

Everything looks good. Your table looks wonderful as well.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Hi Rose, Where's my place?!? Lunch looks delicious, and at the rate that my snug pants are fitting, I'll be making lunches like this all too soon! ♥ Diane

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rose, I can tell you one thing... I don't miss the beef with that goodlooking meal. What a presentation! YUM!

Great job!

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Rosie, I thought everything looked wonderful. I really adore those little desert cups. I thought they were tarts at first. I have been eating a lot of salad lately. But, none as beautiful as yours. I really enjoyed your post.
Hugs, Terrie

Foley said...

Everything looked super delicious - the sugar free jello dessert makes up for the rest of the lunch..great finale!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Rose this is the first FF I didn't gain 5 lbs with and it all looks so yummy...thanks Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

If you're going to make your meal that beautiful and serve it on such lovely dishes, I guess you could almost forget it's healthy for you. Fabulous dear!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

It's about time you fed her. She was looking kind of pale there and I thought I saw her eyes start to roll back in her head. If you'd told me that sugar free jello was on the menu, I would have passed on the chocolate molten cake that I had for dessert tonight. ROFLMAO
Hugs, Bridget

Chandy said...

Let me at that food! My goodness, everything looks so good! You won't hear me complaining about any missing beef! LOL

mishebe said...

Um Sorry Margie or whoever for pushing you down but I wanted to eat it. Eat it all... lol. mishelle

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

I have to to say, you made the table and the food look absolutely beautiful. But I'd still prefer some she-crab soup! LOL!

Btw... did your sidebar say that you've gotten published????????? Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why didn't you link it to the article?

Justine :o )

EmBee said...

When it's lunch with you Rose...
It's ALL Good!

Um, but can I have an EXTRA dollop of whip cream?

Love you BFF!
-Margie
:-)

imjacobsmom said...

Hey, you make me want to go on a diet with that tablescape and the pretty presentation! ~ Robyn

Nicole ~ said...

Your food looks so pretty! It also looks very tasty.

Have a wonderful weekend, Nicole

Cathy said...

Beautiful styling!!! Gorgeous food!!! Who could ask for anything more!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

You made diet food look great - how'd you manage that??? Seriously, everything looks delicious. Doesn't seem so much like dieting when the food looks that great.

Kathleen said...

It looks so pretty, you forget it is diet!
Great job!
from one who is delighted with her fat free choc choc. pudding with no sugar whipped cream !

~♥~ Monica S said...

WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! That looked really really good!! :-)

HAppy Easter!
Monica

A Gracious Home said...

Your blog is so beautiful. I will come again when I really have time to look around. Thanks, Doylene