need help for lunch menu

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  1. hime

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    my friend coming to my place this weekend and i want to make them a lunch and a afternoon tea as well. it for 4 people and my menu goes like this: fresh bake bread ( made by my self ) , garlic butter , bolonise pasta , anf for the dessert green tea white chocolate scones with some muffins or cupcake. i think is good simple lunch menu but somehow i fell something is missing, maybe a salad or soup or some appetisers , but can't think any that great to be paired. can u help me and tell me what you think . thanks 
     
  2. kyheirloomer

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    I think I would round it out with a salad, just to counterbalance a meal that is, essentially, carbohydrate loading.

    In fact, while I appreciate your desire to show off your baking skills, I would change the dessert. Maybe something fruity? Or perhaps a flavored panna cotta?
     
  3. hime

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    i thinking the dessert would be together with some tea and coffee for the afternoon tea that's why i think cupcake and scones would be good but i'm agreeing something fruity would a good idea even though i'm not sure that panna cotta can be paired with tea and coffee. maybe some fruit pie???
     
  4. bughut

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    I'm slightly confused Hime,

    The pasta, Homemade bread and garlic butter sounds lovely for lunch. Perhaps, as KYH suggests, a salad too.

    Surely the scones and cakes are to be served a few hours later for afternoon tea. With sandwiches and tea.

    The dessert after the pasta would need to be light. Maybe even a cheese board and fruit.  Panacotta would be ideal, as would icecream.

    Please correct me if i've mis-understood
     
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    I see now. I took your original thread to read that you were serving the scones as a dessert to follow the pasta.

    I like the idea of white chocolate and green tea - never would have associated the taste with scones. Is this you're own recipe?

    Good luck with your entertaining. I look forward to hearing how it went

    All the best
     
  6. kyheirloomer

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    I took your original thread to read that you were serving the scones as a dessert to follow the pasta.

    That's how I read it, bughut, which is why I suggested it would be a carb overload.