The Brunch was ever so Sassy and Southern
Late this spring I purchased a hand blown glass pitcher for $12 from the flea market. The shape was so simple, elegant and lovely, that I felt the need to host a bunch simply to give it a proper introduction to my friends and home. Of course, I washed her out and she found a spot in the corner cabinet of the dining room where she has been sitting ever since. However, the idea of a brunch was not lost, and so I invited some friends over to a "Sassy Southern Brunch" complete with hats and homemade, garden-fresh dishes.
With some of these ladies (ye-ole-college roomie and her current roomie) you really don't know what you are going to get.
|Holy wow. No, she's not pregnant, just playing the part... very well.|
The love of cooking, gardening and specifically eating brought a fun mix together including a gardening friend I have mutual friends with but have only ever communicated with over the internet, a dear friend from community group, a friend who epitomizes sass (I think she even once had an internet handle that included the word "sass"), and other college friend who skipped out on the feasting to hit up a birthday party.
|Sharing my hat with the ladies.|
The food was amazing. We had bacon, pizza quiche with veggies from the chef's garden, cheddar-thyme-oregano pinwheel pastries, tomato-mozzarella-basil with balsamic vinaigrette, scrambled eggs with bell pepper and onion from the garden, toast topped with home made tomato and basil sauce and mozzarella, and the most delicious homemade monkey bread.
|Some of the spread|
|Pesto with basil and garlic from the garden|
I served two beverages to be mixed with sparkling pinot grigio. The first was Cucumber Lime Mint Agua Fresca with about 1/4 the agua called for. The other was an orange juice with pureed peaches and honey. And yes, the lovely pitched made its debut!
|The pitcher and Cucumber Lime Mint Agua Fresca|