On the menu:
Baked ham, mushrooms, oven roasted potato wedges, egg and cheese frittata, fruit salad, croissants, english muffins, cream cheese, lox and sliced tomatoes. Assorted juices, coffee and pumpkin pie for dessert.
I have captured some images of the prep...
I knew that I would be too engaged in cooking and serving to grab my camera...
besides I do not want to miss any of the fun with the family here.
Meet my crystal trifle bowl
today it holds a simple fresh fruit salad
Cream cheese, tomatoes, and lox with fresh dill
as requested by our son
Thank you Faux Fuchsia for the inspiration
elevating Ham to a new level of yumminess
I substituted orange marmalade for the lime marmalade that the recipe called for...
tossed lightly in olive oil then sprinkled with salt and pepper
Bake until spuds are fork tender
Eggy cheese frittata
look how it puffs up
cooks very fast in the convection oven so keep watch
My sister came bearing a bouquet of dahlias and salal
and a jar of her delicious homemade antipasto
(I am saving it for a rainy day when I need a pick me up)
mom brought a posy of chrysanthemums
and lovely DIL and son brought calla lilies and bells of Ireland with ferns and baby's breath
I love white and chartruese together
I dressed casual today
I wanted to be comfortable
in case of splattering
Black sequined flats, leggings,
cream top, black long vest
and the obligatory apron
I am a messy cook
Debra Kay Chambers
The weather forecast was prediciting rain all weekend
and we had a warm and sunny day
such an unexpected gift
after brunch the Mom's went home
and we popped lovely Isla in Grammy's pram and went for a walk along the waterfront
You cannot see Isla but she really is in the pram and she loved the ride
maybe not as much as Grammy did though!
Mr. HB and I had leftovers tonight.
I am feeling weary
it's a good kind of tired
the kind that comes from planning and putting something together
and then in a blink of an eye it's over...
and I think
I want to do it all over again
I made a pot of peppermint tea
and am on my 3rd cup
the tea has gone cold
I can't bring myself to turn in just yet
I want to look at all the pictures that I took of my family today
the ones of our Moms
and lovely Isla
that you can never get back
just look ahead
it does my heart good.