Let's Do Lunch
Join these Southern Living fans as they gather for a splendid meal.
On the third Monday of each month, a congenial group of friends gathers for lunch in Alexandria, Virginia. Ginger Arnold, Anita Guthrie, Betty Heilig, Gayle Shaw, Amy Southard, and Ann Vernon―The Southern Living Lunch Bunch as they call themselves―choose their recipes from the pages of our magazine.
We joined them for a holiday celebration where they shared some of their own dishes combined with favorites from past issues. Citrus Salad is a bright complement to creamy Ragoût of Mushrooms With Creamy Polenta, while Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts provides a sweet-and-salty before-lunch nibble. Let these outstanding recipes, along with the warmth and laughter of these friends, resonate with you and your family.