This weekend I was supposed to go to brunch with my friend Cara. The night before, I decided to invite her over to my house to eat instead. Originally, I had visions of Magnolia Pancake House in my mind, but DH and I tried to go a couple of weeks ago and the line outside the door quickly prompted us to change our plans. I thought a nice, casual brunch chez moi could be a lovely alternative.
Since I love plates, china, flatware and all things 'tablescape', I set two places for us at my kitchen table. I am obsessed with robin's egg/Tiffany blue, hence the placemats and the wall color in my dining room. The butterfly-embriodered napkins are from World Market.
I just love brunch. Most of the time, we eat breakfast in a hurry, grabbing an on-the-go granola bar or container of yogurt. I've had a protein shake for breakfast almost every day this week! Not too tasty, nor too luxurious. We more regularly savor nice dinners and the occasional long lunch, but neglect to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Some of the tastiest foods in all of cuisine are served at the morning meal. Nothing compares to crisp waffles, eggs benedict, or flaky, buttery croissants. My all time favorite breakfast is veal and grits, a traditional southern offering, found regularly on brunch menus in New Orleans.
For myself and Cara, I kept it simple with scrambled eggs, sausage links and big blueberry waffles. We also had Cacao Berry pink tea by Zhena's Gypsy Tea. I love this tea so much! It's quite flavorful, so there is no sweetener needed and it claims to have wonderful antioxidents especially beneficial for women.
Brunch was delish, but the best part was catching up with Cara and talking about the different things going on in our lives. She even offered to help me paint my furniture next weekend! Hopefully she won't regret that offer! Have you ever invited someone for brunch at your house? What did you serve?