I'd really intended to post this the week of Easter not the day after. But, as life has it, other priorities were in play. I love Easter - the beautiful-life giving message of hope, but also the fact that here in the Arizona desert we experience the fragrance of spring with all the citrus blossoming.
Another reason I love Easter is that Michael and I enjoy planning and hosting a family Easter Brunch that includes those who don't have family around them. True to my heart's form that's what happened yesterday. Twenty-four lovely people graced our life and our home for a - if I might say so myself - fantastic brunch and a good time connecting. Bridges were built.
I prepared some yummy dishes (if I say so myself - :-) ): Spinach Feta Tart, Stuffed French Toast (we devoured the left overs for breakfast), Martha Stewart's Lemon Cake, Red Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and a Black Bean and Yellow Rice Salad. I also served grilled asparagus, BBQ chicken and the salads, and shish kabobs that my daughter and friends brought made for a fantastic brunch. I have to say that Pami splurged on us and brought the most amazing shish kabobs from Baiz Market here in the Phoenix Valley. Amazing!
20 to 24 slices raisin bread