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Around Here: Warmed Hearts + Filled Tummies :)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 1:23PM by Conversation Pieces 0 Comments -

We had our first little brunch party out in our backyard for our new neighbors and friends.  Before the party, I knew but only 2-3 people in the invite list of 16 people. <o:p></o:p>

The night before, while prepping the custard dip for the French Toast, wiping champagne glasses and setting up vases of flowers at midnight, I said to myself 'Wow, I'm not in bed but making breakfast for people I don't know, but it feels good and feels right and I can't wait!"  <o:p></o:p>

And my gut was right.  When it was all over, our hearts were warmed, tummies were filled, great conversations we had and new friends we made.   I think that's what makes life wonderful and precious; when you're progressively making new friends, learning new things and laughing a lot! 

Ahh, and we're not blaming the mimosas and champagne. :)


Our Brunch Menu + Recipes<o:p></o:p>

Homemade Granola Bar Hearts :: Get Recipe ::

Vine-ripen Roma Tomatoes with basil and lemon pepper.  Simply slice tomatoes, add fresh basil leaves and a sprinkle of lemon pepper.

Roasted Potatoes and store-bought smoked apple bacon herbed sausages.  :: Herb Roasted Potatoes Recipe ::

Can't leave out the fruit salad!

AND.... our most requested item at brunch - the Baked Almond French Toasts (Recipe).  They always get snapped up fast!

Throw in the champagne and mimosas....  and it certainly made a great morning!  :)

Wish you were here!



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