Last weekend I cooked a low-key brunch for my mom, boyfriend and brother. It was a beautiful day and we were able to eat out on the back deck. My brother almost fell backwards off the deck and kicked the whole table over, but we needed a little excitement to wake us up.
It wasn’t hard to decide what to cook since smittenkitchen.com had amazing looking dishes posted last week. The menu I chose was:
Fruit salad (berries, melon, and banana)
Mom has a beautiful kitchen and I love being able to go over to her house and cook there. Unlike my kitchen, she actually has counters, drawers and a DISHWASHER!
Motu helped by laying right in the middle of the kitchen floor.
The Poptarts were so much fun! I love making little things that look special. The dough was easy to work with and I took the suggestion from smittenkitchen to make the left over crust pieces into cinnamon sugar snacks (just sprinkle the leftover cinnamon sugar over the pieces of dough and bake until golden). I don’t think I’ll ever throw scraps of dough away again.
I filled these with blueberry jam and cinnamon brown sugar. They were so flaky and the perfect size treats to go with the rest of the meal.
Asparagus, potatoes, pancetta, and an onion.
The only thing that could make that better was a fried egg on top.
The party was small and tasteful, just like the poptarts.