Easter Brunch

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!

French Toast Casserole

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!

David and Alec