A New Orleans Ladies Lunch

Are you having a good summer so far? I hope so. This is actually the first summer in a long time that I am enjoying myself. In years past, I’ve either been too pregnant, slave to the twice-a-day nap schedule and/or carpooling three times a day. I hated summer and counted the days until school started. People promised me it would get better. I didn’t believe them.

But this summer is, in fact, better. All three girls are in camp and I am taking advantage of the few hours a day to enjoy a little freedom. Instead of rushing home after carpool, opening the computer and jumping onto the social media hamster wheel, I’ll meet a girlfriend for coffee or go for a quick run. And I do this guilt-free because I deserve it… and it’s summertime!

The highlight of my summer so far has been the impromptu ladies lunch that one of my girlfriends decided to whip up.


And when I say “whip up,” I do not mean “whip up.”


I am so glad I showered.

Lunch was delicious and the conversation was just as you’d expect it to be considering we were six ladies sitting around a table eating carbs and drinking wine. We talked about our annoying children, our incompetent husbands and, of course, the absence (or prevalence) of sex. Mostly absence.

The meal (shown above) consisted of the most delicious, homemade curry chicken salad on a bed of crisp lettuce with a garnish of red grapes, freshly made curry soup and buttery, parmesan biscuits. We each had three. It was gross. But so good.

Desert was a plate of freshly whipped creme and blueberries atop a moist, butter pound cake, compliments of Winn-Dixie. I doubled up on the whipped creme. It was gross. But so good.

But back to the melt-in-your-mouth buttery, parmesan biscuits. I have been talking about them for days now and I feel obligated to share them with you. My girlfriend won’t mind because they will bring joy to many.

Melt-in-your-mouth Buttery Parmesan Biscuits

Canned biscuits (not the flaky kind)
1/2 stick of butter (we use the real kind because if you’re eating biscuits, you do not care about calories or health)
Parmesan cheese


Heat oven to whatever temperature the biscuits require. Put the butter in the pan. Stick it in the oven. When the butter melts, place the biscuits in the pan of butter. When the butter starts to bubble, generously sprinkle the biscuits with parmesan cheese. Continue baking until done.

Serving suggestions

Prepare enough so that everyone can have three. The more biscuits, the more butter. These are perfect for a shower, a potluck or any other situation where food is served. Enjoy. 

Do you have one dish that’s always the hit of the party? I’d love to know!

p.s. Don’t you love the placemat? I’m not sure where she found this particular design but Scriptura has some beautiful options. Also, Layla Grace carries a lot of beautiful designs. This one would be equally perfect for a ladies lunch!

Written by Ashley Bond

Ashley Bond

Founder of parenting blog, entrepreneur, underestimated disorganized overachiever.

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