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DH birthday lunch :)


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#1 TopsyTurvy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

It's my valentines day boy's birthday tomorrow and I want to pack him a special lunch original.gif

He loves antipasto platters do I thought I would assemble some stuff in little containers for him to take.

I have 6 slices hot salami
2 slices bertocci ham
4 cheese filled peppers
Small container mixed marinated olives
Small container semi dried tomatoes
About 1/4 small wedge of Jarlesburg cheese (sliced)
A yummy crusty roll which I will slice and butter
I will also wrap some cherry tomatoes in basil leaves and put those in, in the morning.

I also have some grapes and canteloupe & honeydew melon for dessert.

So what else can I send along, or do you think that's enough Tounge1.gif

Edited by TopsyTurvy, 13 February 2013 - 04:11 PM.


#2 emlis22

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

That's so sweet happy.gif . I definitely think that's enough food, but I might add some chocolates. Either just some plain dark chocolate, or even the love heart shaped ones.

Oh, and some feta if you have some... yum... feta...

#3 iheartu

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

Oh wow yum! Mmm I second the chocolate Tounge1.gif

Maybe some dolmades, and I'd probably add another little bit of a different cheese.

Might plan my hubby a bit of a picnic for his birthday too! Thanks op original.gif

#4 9ferals

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

That sounds like a fantastic lunch, and probably doesn't need any more - but if you want to add extra you could look for some little bocconcinis, dolmades, baby falafel, stuffed apricots (I found these for an antipasto platter at a pretty fancy local deli).

#5 MangoTango

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:45 PM

Sounds delish! How about adding a roasted capsicum or tomato dip? Also think chocolates are a good idea.

#6 Ice Queen

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

I love chargrilled zucchini on antipasto platters.  Thinly slice, grill on hot griddle with olive oil and then pop in the fridge

#7 red_squirrel

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

sounds great.
I'd add another bread and some dips in small containers (hommus, tzatziki etc)
and chocolate
or maybe ad pesto to the second roll if you don't have dips.

#8 Jax12

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

Sounds like a gorgeous lunch!  I'm salivating.  I second the suggestion of dips and chocolate, but otherwise you have covered your bases very well.  I also love me some feta.

#9 SophieBear

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

No help from me but thanks! I'm gonna copy and make DH his lunch! Tounge1.gif

#10 TopsyTurvy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

Thanks for the suggestions!

I'll pop on some Jaffa cakes for chocolate, and I'll grill some capsicum and make a dip with some Philly, plus slice some regular cheese tthumbs.gif

I have decided to include a note with each thing.

Sor far I have:
Olives - o-live-you. (I love you)
The peppers - I want to "pepper" you with kisses
The semi dried tomatoes - you say tah-mato, I say I love you
The jarlsberg - it might sound cheesy, but I love you
The salami - let's get spicy together
Jaffa cakes - chocolate and orange a match made in heaven - just like us.
The fruit - you are the apple of my eye

But now I am stumped.
What can I put with the ham?
The roll?
The capsicum dip?
The basil and tomatoes?
The extra cheese?


Help please original.gif

Edited by TopsyTurvy, 13 February 2013 - 04:31 PM.


#11 KBM

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

All I can think of is 'a roll in the hay

#12 cb2

Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:06 PM

WOW OP!
What a fantastic and very thoughtful not to mention fun lunch and notes! I am sure your DH will love it and you for it.
This may sound really lame but for the Ham: Hampy Bday

Basil and tomatoes: nothing tastes better like the two of these and us together

The roll: I like PP roll in the hay, or roll on over the party is here
Dips: ummm no suggestions at this moment
Extra cheese: ummmmmm



#13 KBM

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

Topsy - how did it go?  did he love it  wub.gif




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