Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Birthday Brunch

We had a family birthday party for both children today - we decided on a brunch in order to avoid the whole nap time conflict. We were really happy with the results so I thought I would share our menu, with recipes.

Amish Breakfast Casserole - from my fav recipe website It is so delicious I could eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We omitted the bacon and used one package of Canadian bacon instead. I think ham would be a tasty substitute as well.

Grandma Johnson's Scones - oh. my. goodness. If you think scones are hard to make (or that you could never make one that tasted like it was from a bakery) you must try this recipe. I divide the dough in half and kept one half plain and to the other half I added 1/2 c of semi-sweet chocolate chips. After shaping the dough into disks on the baking sheet I cut it with a pizza cutter which make them very easy to break apart after baking. These are HEAVEN!!

Cold Asparagus in Vinaigrette - blanched the asparagus in boiling water, chilled and served with Newman's Own Raspberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette drizzled over the top.

Fresh Fruit Salad - we used what fruit was on sale this week - strawberries, blueberries and some sliced banana (tossed in at the last minute before serving). I took a bite of this salad and a bite of the plain scone and it tasted like I was eating strawberry shortcake.


Faith said...

Hi Noelle,

I thought of you yesterday when I finally rounded up my mud-etc-encrusted sneakers and took the dogs out for a walk, specifically so I could walk through some puddles of melted snow. It worked quite nicely to get them clean, too!

Hope you're doing well - I miss your postings!


Noelle said...

Thanks so much Faith - it's so nice to know that anyone noticed or even missed me! I've been out of whack since December, it seems. I keep thinking "gotta get the blog back on track" and have a ton of posting ideas, but alas haven't done it. I just put up a new post today :-) Thanks for reading!!