Ploughman’s Lunch Meal
This meal can be used in so many different ways and at so many different times of the year. I have posted it here because with all the sweet things we usually eat during the holidays I thought this savory menu would be a nice change to have for get-togethers with friends and family.
- It is easy to make and can be made ahead of time and served as a cold meal for games, casual holiday parties, or an easy cold meal for after church.
- Even though it is served cold, it is hearty enough to fill and warm you up on a cold winter’s day. Because it is usually served cold it can be used in the summer months, too.
- I will list the usual foods that are used for this type of meal but don’t be afraid to add your own favorite foods to it for variety.
- I would serve this ploughman’s lunch meal with mulled apple cider, large pots of hot tea or flavored coffees in the winter and iced tea or lemonade in the summer.
- Serve with some easy desserts like cookies or brownies.
- Make sure the cookies are big and the bread is thick. Everything in the meal should have a rustic feel.
- The food can all be laid out on plates or, if you’ll be serving a large crowd, you can put it on large platters. You might put all the meats and cheeses on a platter, the breads in a basket or piled on a platter, all the fruits and veggies one one platter, etc. Traditionally, they put a little of everything on a large plate, which is not only different but very pleasing to the eye.
Thick slices of crusty breads or hoagie buns
Butter, mayo or mustards for spreading on bread
Cheeses, traditionally a nice sharp cheddar is used but you can use a variety of your favorites
Ham slices and once again use turkey, chicken or roast if you like
Hard boiled eggs
Pickles, dill, sweet, garlic
Chutney, any kind
Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers
Fruit, apples, oranges, grapes
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