Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Sunday Favorites

Thanks to Chari at Happy to Design I am reposting this old favorite post of mine from February '09. ** AN Update, my poor friends never did receive their special CD's, when I got the one my daughter burned for me, it was scratched so I couldnt use it, but I have been thinking of doing another luncheon in the fall, so...we can do the CD's then, I hope! Hope you enjoy rereading my post, thanks so much for stopping by, Sue

About a month ago I started thinking that I would like to have a luncheon to honor the women whom I consider my dearest friends. ( Of course I forgot to take pics, I still have trouble remembering to take blog worthy pics, sorry!) And last Thursday on my birthday I did just that!! 9 fantastic women were able to attend, illness, and work kept several others away, hopefully next year ladies! Although I had told no one it was my birthday, some friends still remembered and presented me with lovely gifts, so sweet! Because she knows how much I want an island vacation at some point in my life, my great friend Connie got me an amazing smelling candle by Yankee called Dune Grass

And an island sounding CD by Kenny Chesney, if you havent heard it I strongly recommend it!
By lighting the candle and listening to this CD I can pretend that I am here... Thanks Connie!

After all the ladies arrived we sat down to lunch, I had made my potato soup and a version of Max and Erma's Tortilla soup, everyone loved it and wants the recipe, and a nice big salad and yummy bread!
Max and Erma's Tortilla Soup Recipe

2 cups of chicken breast shredded
1 can cr of mushroom soup
1 can cr of chicken soup
2 cans cheddar cheese soup
1 can chix brooth
1 15 oz can Rotelle tomatoes and chilis
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 t chili powder, i used a little more!
1 T butter
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion and garlic in the butter
Add the soups
Add the remainder of ingredients
Simmer on low to med for 1 hour, watch for sticking... Enjoy!

For dessert I made banana nut muffins, thank you Jenn, and homemade blueberry muffins, they were to die for, along with Thumbprint cookies, and chocolate dipped strawberries.
My plan was to hand out a specially burned CD to each of them, to serve as a reminder of the day, but I still havent received that in the mail from Nikki, my independent daughter living in SLC. But she has promised it is in the mail now and so when I get it my son will help me burn a dozen and I will hand them out as a late thank you gift to everyone! Better late than never! All the songs are about friendship!
The afternoon ended with everyone having a wonderful time and thanking me so much for including them, I of course thanked each of them for being such a terrific friend, because You've gotta have friends, where would a body be without them??

Here are some of the fantastic woman whom I am blessed to call friend!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

That looks like a wonderful lunch! And Happy Belated Birthday! All the best throughout the next year and always...


Sheila :-)

Gollum said...

Happy belated birthday!
I saw the wedding-related items at Big Lots today, so I hope your store has them, too. I bought daisy cupcake wrappers ($2) and daisy hexagonal "favor" boxes (also $2--in fact, EVERYTHING on that shelf was $2, including the bridal-themed items). AND (at least in my local store), they were putting out new dishes (orange and brown for fall--already). Have a great week!

tale of many cities said...

how lovely!! oh that is one thing i miss more than anything, being a military wife.. friends are spread out all over the globe, so doing a wonderful gathering such as this, next to impossible. was fun reading about yours though! :D

thanks for the recipe!!

Chari said...


What a lovely have a yearly luncheon just for and in honor of your best friends! I love that idea!!! Your luncheon menu sounded yummy! Thanks for including the tortilla soup recipe...this one is a bit different from the tortilla soup that I make!

My friend, what a birthday share a wonderful day with beloved friends and to get a Yankee candle and Kenny Chesney CD. I love Kenny Chesney...he has some great "island" songs, doesn't he!

Thank you so much for sharing this special day with friends with all of us and thank you for joining in with Sunday Favorites this week! Loved having you!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari sorry that I'm so late in getting by. We had our big family estate sale this weekend and I was sooo busy!