Let’s call it the Jambalaya Jawbone.

Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to the White House on Monday for a private lunch with President Obama that his spokesman described as a “catch up” between old friends.

“It’s largely friendship that’s on the agenda today,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

The White House chef whipped up a meal of grilled chicken, pasta jambalaya and salad, Earnest said. The two dined al fresco, on the shaded patio outside the Oval Office in the West Wing. The purpose, Earnest added, was “chiefly social.”