Red and White Outdoor Lunch and Recipes

Reposting from last summer. Be forewarned, there are a gazillion pictures!

Hi everyone! This little outdoor patio lunch is based on the red and white finds I showed you yesterday. I set out some fruit so you have something to nibble on while you are visiting today! If you make it all the way to the end, I will have our lunch ready!

I started with these fun white wickery round table mats. I got them at The Christmas Tree Shops awhile back. Each were $1.00. I then used my brand new Target Red plates. I added a fun white weave look plate (thrift store last year) and then topped it with a red and white star bowl (bought at the end of last summer clearanced at The Family Dollar Store for .50 cents each).
The white and clear glass cups I found at a flea market last summer and the pretty clear glasses I just got last weekend at SA for 4/$1.00.

A clear red glass cup and a red little plate, both yard sale finds, will hold our dressing.
Plain white bowls for our dessert.
My new red buckets and red and white checked bandannas work well to hold the flatware.

The large ironstone bowl will be used for our salad but, in the meantime, help yourself to some fresh cherries.
And some strawberries too! Don't you love wax paper? When I was a kid, everything was wrapped in wax paper. And it just seemed perfect to line these little baskets.

Okay, now how about some food!

First we will start with some Lavash roll up sandwiches. I decided to use the sun dried tomato Lavash because I just thought it would look pretty with this table.

We seem to love having rolled up sandwiches during the summer. I use Lavash or tortillas all the time. And it is a great way to use up all the bits and pieces you have from left over meals. Not to mention, They are actually better the second day. just wrapped them in wax paper and you can have a nice stash of already made quick sandwiches!

Today's sandwiches are a mix of some with leftover grilled chicken and some with leftover ham.

I 8oz. package of softened cream cheese (I use Neufchatel cheese because I like the creamy and lightness of it).

4 chopped fine green onions

dash of salt and pepper

2 teaspoons of dried herb mix (we make a special blend out of our herbs to keep on hand all year long) but, you can just add whatever herbs and seasonings that you like.

Cream all together.

Spread thinly over lavash. Sprinkle you chopped up meat and then add a couple of slices of avocado.

Start at one edge and roll tightly. Cut in half.

Our salad is a simple salad of:

lettuce, sliced strawberries, slice tomatoes, chopped green onions, sliced cucumbers and walnuts.

Greek & Feta dressing

A little noshing plate

And some strawberries cut up and drizzled with honey.

Don't forget! Only two more days until the first monthly Thrifty Tablescape party! This Saturday come join the fun!!

I'm joining:
Tablescape Thursday
Tresures and Trinkets Thursday
Open House Party
Tickled Pink
Inspiration Friday
Foodie Friday
Weekend CookingFun with Food
Recipes to Run On


  1. Everything looks fabulous. Mmmmm, I'd like some of that salad right NOW. Love the red touches. Susan

  2. I must have just looked so silly to someone just walking in my home..I sat here staring at the computer screen with a smile stretched over my face. Oh Carol...sigh...I'm just so stuffed now girl...What a spread you put out..Loved everything. Each and every picture just blessed my cherry, so bright, just my spirit with each pic to make my smile grow bigger and bigger...I love ya girl and thanks so much for such a wonderful enjoyable spread of goodies. You rock!!!

  3. Diann this is so cheery and the food is amazing. I enjoyed reading it. Love the placemats and the little star dishes. We are under a tornado watch until 5 PM or so. :( xo,

  4. Oh wow!!! I love the red & white theme!! Everything is so beautiful!! And the food looks pretty yummy, too!! :)

  5. Yummy - Will you invite me to your next picnic? What is lavash please?

  6. What a beautiful spread you put on!!
    Everything looks so yummy and oh those strawberries,yum. My plants are just now setting on blossoms.
    Have a great day

  7. Not only is this table cute and cheerful but the food is gorgeous also. I love red and white, it is so happy! Hugs, Linda

  8. Have you ever clicked on a new (to you) blog and knew immediately that you were going to l-o-v-e it? I just did! I was visiting someone else and she mentioned that she was linking up to your tablescape party, so I came over to see what was going on - and melted. I am your newest blog and Facebook follower. Can't wait to see more!!!

  9. Your red and white table is so cheery, Diann. I really like the reticulated white plates...are they milk glass?

  10. A fun table Diann, red and white is great, love the white plates! Wish I had your noshing plate to munch on now:@)

  11. So cheerful and delicious setting, love the cute star plates!


  12. Just beautiful Diann! And you've went and made me hungry! All that food looked yummy!

    Have a Great Day!

  13. What a fabulous loking outdoor table! Love the pierced plates. They go so well with the beautiful placemats....Christine

  14. Okay Diane, firstly that is a beautiful table scape!
    Secondly I have to have that Gingham table cloth and napkins! I have been looking for one and cannot find one...........go give it over..........LOL

  15. All just darling. Done in my favorite colors red and white.

  16. That looks amazing, lady!!! I want some, so I have written down how to make the Lavash and I am going shopping tomorrow to get the ingredients. I am having a party of sorts here on Sat. and I will have your lovely little rolled up sandwiches to serve!
    Thanks so much.
    Hugs, Cindy

  17. Your table is amazing, I love all the details. First the red, my favorite for summer. I love the pails, cute idea. Now, the menu.......Yum! The salad looks so pretty, almost to pretty to eat. Thanks for sharing some great tips here.

    The French Hutch

  18. I love it! And how come I never saw those chargers at CTS! I am jealous. This table is so cheerful, and the food looks delicious too!
    I will be back to link up my table, I thought it was today!

  19. Hi Diann,
    Love all the red and white! Everything looks so pretty. I'm starving now also ~ :-) The food looks so fresh and colorful...thanks for sharing!

    Is the Greek seasoning something that you sell?

  20. Hi Diann! Love your table and thanks for the warning! I am visual so a lot of photos is not a problem for me. Blessings...

  21. A truly wonderful salad. and your table.. well it's so darling. Love the placemats! many blessings, marlis

  22. The table setting is darling, and the food looks so fresh and healthy and good.

  23. What a beautiful table! And such great food to go along with it. The sandwiches sound so perfect for a summer picnic. Thanks so much for linking to Recipes to Run On.

  24. Love this, such a beautiful table and the food looks delicious!

  25. How absolutely beautiful your table is! Wow! I always fail in the tablescape department -- good food, average place settings.

  26. I made it all the way to the end and I am glad I did, it all looks delicious, and very pretty, the food matches the tablescape :)

  27. Wow, this is just gorgeous!! I need to pay more attention to tablescapes.

  28. Diann, This is the perfect summer table. The food also looks delicious. Thank you for joining my party.


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)