Back when I was still in the CSA and completely sick of squash, I finally started getting some of the winter greens, like kale and Swiss chard. I love making the super easy and completely addicting kale chips, but at one point, I had a huge excess of leafy greens and needed a quick way to cook them up before they wilted away. This was a recipe I found while searching for some Swiss chard recipes. I ended up throwing in some kale that I had lying around for good measure. read more »
As I mentioned in my Mother’s Day post, I made brunch for my mom this year. I really wanted to do something nice, but am so not a morning person and knew that if I left stuff for the morning of, it would result in a really cranky brunch. I started out with the idea of doing a savory bread pudding. Then I was inspired by The Family Stone and found some strata recipes. Have you seen the movie? It’s one of those movies where it’s so awkward and uncomfortable that I have to watch the entire movie or else I have this weird gnawing feeling in my stomach all day. Anyway, what does the movie have to do with strata? Long story short, the girlfriend that’s trying to impress the family makes a strata and the entire things ends up all over her. read more »
This is perhaps a day late, but unfortunately, I had a test this morning and wasn’t able to do a proper Mother’s Day entry. I did give my mom a really nice brunch though, which was my first time entertaining my parents at my place. I also broke out a wedding present to use for this lovely affair, which is probably completely against all etiquette in the wedding world, but I didn’t have a dish suitable for my mom!
Anyway, I tried to make it special with some springy tulips on the table and some awesome brunch dishes, most of which I was able to start the night before. Even though I love my mommy, I really can’t get up at 6am for most things. The brunch was really tasty, and even though I had a test this morning, I was so glad that I could at least do a nice thing for my mom. So what are the recipes? Well, in order to avoid making this entry super long, I’m splitting it up over a couple of entries, but any of these dishes would be awesome for any brunch! Especially if you’re not a morning person like me. Brunch is a great meal to host–it’s not too early and even after your friends leave, you have a lazy afternoon ahead of you to enjoy. Plus no waiting for a table. Hope everyone else had a wonderful Mother’s Day!