I tried two new recipes for my brunch. I always make a frittata, this year I tried a strata and a new French Toast Casserole. They turned out soooo delicious!
Check out some of my dishes! Here I am with my simple fruit salad. I don’t care for fruit salad with lots of sugar. This is just fruit, lemon juice and fresh mint. I served creme fraiche on the side.
Our friends David and Mel, and Dave all arrived around 11:30. We had a delightful day together. The weather was perfect!
There was broccoli salad with bacon, grapes, red onion, celery – so simple, and fantastic!
Make Ahead Brunch
I found the recipe for the French Toast Casserole from Bon Appetit, Y’All: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking by Virginia Willis.
Look how delicious it is when you cut into it, I know it looks dry, but it is so moist and flavorful, you really don’t even need to add syrup, but we all did anyway!
Danny and Claire found a quiet moment in the newly designed garden.
Then , after brunch, we played “bags” in our newly designed back yard. I actually designed the hardscape around the dimensions required to play this game.
It is so much fun!
I love nothing more than spending time with my family and friends… this was a perfect day!