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Hosting My First Brunch

By April 30, 2010December 16th, 2014Friends, Jessica

The invite I designed for the shower

This weekend I’m co-hosting a bridal brunch for my best friend Anja. If you’re a food enthusiast like me, the idea of entertaining even a small group of seven people is pretty much your own personal Super Bowl. I love entertaining. I love putting my house together. I love themed parties and decorations, but most of all I love having an excuse to try new recipes and make a lot of food that people will enjoy. It’s a family thing. Family holidays and events are a literal smörgasbord of food and entertainment. I mean, the word smörgasbord is a swedish word, and as a native Minnesotan I think that means we’re almost genetically predisposed to such behavior. I’ve been looking at recipes for weeks, bookmarking and toiling over this fruit salad or that strata. But I have what I think is my final menu contributions, and I want to know what my fellow foodies think!

Fellini Eggs (Eggs with Ricotta, Garlic Bread, Tomatoes and Spinach)


When I first saw this on Eggs on Sunday, I almost died. A meatless breakfast dish not drenched in cheese? Pinch me! I’ve been waiting for an excuse to make it ever since. The full recipe is here. {Image via Eggs on Sunday}

Simple Fruit Salad


A beautiful simple fruit salad. Nothing groundbreaking, but you don’t have to do much to fruit to make it taste amazing! Full recipe here. {Image and Recipe via My Madison Bistro}

Gâteau au Citron, or, French-Style Yogurt Cake with Lemon


I’ve been looking for a reason (as if I really needed one) to make a recipe from my latest Foodie Book Club read, A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg (of Orangette). This cake would be the perfect dessert compliment to my strata and fruit salad, and it looks so light and soft. Stay tuned for my review of this book on Monday! {Image and Recipe via Orangette}

So what do you think of my choices? Have any suggestions or recipes I
*must* try?
In addition to this, we’re also making baked french toast and Anja’s sister Krista’s amazing scones (I’ll make sure to nab the recipe from her). We’ll have coffee, Mimosa’s and Bloody Mary’s to drink and plenty of orange juice.

I promise to take plenty of pictures and give a full report next week!

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