|The menu for Brunch -- one for each guest|
I've been wanting to do brunch for a while now and a 10 a.m. time gave me the perfect opportunity. My original menu for August (with a main course of ratatouille strudel) was put on hold and I searched cookbooks for the perfect dishes to serve.
|The table on the porch awaiting my guests.|
And, thankfully, the triple digits had subsided and the forecast was for a much milder day and so I decided to serve breakfast on our screened porch.
|The table waiting for the guests to arrive|
My blue and white Spode Blue Italian are the perfect dishes for a brunch. I even have matching cups and saucers!
|A perfectly set brunch table with my Grandmothers silver pot holding coffee.|
With yellow in the tablecloth, a bouquet of yellow mums are the perfect flower to plop in a Spode Blue Italian pitcher. Napkins in red and white add a second pattern to the table. The napkins (and a runner) were a gift from a very dear friend!
It was a wonderful way to begin a day and soon Joyce was off to keep her appointment and Sally and JoAnn lingered over a second (no, wait -- third) cup of coffee before they bid goodbye.
|Apricot coffee cake|
Apricot coffee cake made with my "special" dried apricots. We all pronounced it wonderful! It makes a 9 x 13 but I made two rounds so I have one for another day!
|Freshly baked croissants|
I am not enamored with store croissants -- they're more spongy than flaky but freshly baked croissants . . . that is a different story and the ones from Trader Joe's are excellent! I shall always have a box in the freezer!
|Sarah's Fruit Salad|
|Fruit salad, baked eggs with leeks and tarragon and roasted cherry tomatoes|
The main course was baked eggs with leeks and tarragon. Leeks, however, are sometimes missing from the markets on the prairie and so I substituted green onions. It was really really good and I think I would always use the green onions instead of the pricier leeks whenever I make this recipe. It's not a quiche, it's not a frittata, it's not a baked omelet -- it's just baked eggs and was it ever good!
It's Thursday and time to join Susan at Between Naps On the Porch to see all the fun tables this Thursday!