Spring BrunchFeels like Spring is finally here...and it is time to get out my Spring and Easter decorations. We had friends visit last week for Sunday Brunch and Bowling - we are lucky to have a bowling lane in our community. Since it was a cold and windy Spring day we went bowling after brunch and everyone had a great time.
Table setting was simple and clean to celebrate the new season. I used a gray filled with paper grass, Ukrainian eggs ( wooden pysanki) that belonged to my dear mother-in-law, and a silk pot of tulips for the center piece. The little chicks are salt and pepper shakers. The water glasses are monogrammed "A & J" glasses that were a wedding gift. I found the little cork coasters at Ikea - I like the way they blend in with the wood and protect the table so I can enjoy the look of the table. The daffodil place mats were a gift made by my sister-in-law the first year we were married...so at 42 years they are "vintage". She originally included yellow napkins, but they became discolored from use over the years. I was lucky to find these pale green napkins at Kohl's on a super deal....
6.99 each on sale for 69 cents!!! And I am sure I had a coupon, too! This is why I love to walk up and down the aisles at any store we visit, looking for bargains. You never know what you will find!
Since we were eating soon after our guests arrived I did not fuss with any snacks...this is a bowl of nuts with some chocolate pieces and chocolate covered espresso beans. A little lift to have with mimosas as I put the finishing touches on brunch.
Our main dish was baked Monte Cristo Sandwiches...very easy and everyone loves them. You can find the recipe here - Monte Cristo Sandwiches Chips and a simple salad with strawberries, pears, apples, mandarin oranges, and some cranberry almond mix rounded out the menu.
I set up a coffee and tea bar....but we were too full to enjoy it after the meal. We bowled a few games then came back to enjoy coffee, tea, and dessert....
Very simple dessert set up - chocolates, M&M Easter Eggs, and Almond Joy Cookies. These cookies are always a hit whenever I make them -
across the recipe on Pinterest and found it on a blog called Mom On Timeout. There are some wonderful recipes on that site.