I enjoy having people over for a meal, but I always overdo it. I know I do, and I still do everytime. I like to impress though…so I try.
I invited my lady friends to come for a brunch. I wanted it to be a little fancy and a little springy since it’s already pretty warm here in Florida. I spent the week before planning and cleaning, and the whole day before and morning of cooking. Here’s what I came up with.
(One of my friends is allergic to soy, and one has celiac, so I wanted to label each dish so that they would know what they could eat. Hence the “gf” and “sf” on the cards.)
PPK Coffee Cake – http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?RecipeID=123
Fresh Fruit Salad with Agave-Lime Dressing – http://www.greatpartyrecipes.com/fruit-salad-recipe.html
(I subbed agave nectar for the honey called for, equal amount.)
Mini “Muffins That Taste Like Donuts” from Vegan Vittles, made gluten free, and Mini Orange Poppyseed Muffins, also gluten free – http://www.meatlessmonday.com/site/PageServer?pagename=recipe_more_070219
Mini Bran Muffins from La Dolca Vegan
VWAV Herb Roasted Potatoes with Homemade Ketchup
Fatfree Vegan’s Mini Crustless Tofu Quiches – http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/12/mini-crustless-tofu-quiches.html
(I omitted the green pepper and added a box of thawed frozen spinach to the blender.)
Julie Hasson’s Spicy Italian Sausages, made breakfast link size – http://www.everydaydish.tv/Recipe%20Pages/Spicy_Italian_Vegetarian_Sausage.html
VCON Blueberry Corn Pancakes, made gluten free.
VWAV Ginger Pear Waffles (successful first waffle attempt!)
Roasted Asparagus Bundles – http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_33069,00.html
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Juice Bar. There was also coffee. And two more bottles of champagne.
My (first) plate.