Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Brunch

Well, since Ted was going to be gone teaching all day yesterday, I decided to have some of my favorite Los Angeles girls over for a Valentine's Brunch. I sent out invitations a couple of weeks ago, printed on the computer and adorned with fabric hearts.

It was so much fun, and I was glad to share the day with my friends yesterday. I made a LOT of food (with matching restaurant style cards), and we ate ourselves silly. Let's see, where to begin?

Goat cheese frittata with zucchini and Canadian bacon
Balsamic blackberry and rosemary crostata (a big hit)
Mango chutney and white cheddar buns
Smoked turkey and homegrown arugula tea sandwiches with herbed mayonnaise
Mixed salad greens tossed with CA oranges, avocado, red onion, and a champagne vinaigrette
Whole wheat fairy cakes with buttercream frosting

Then we made jasamine scented candles in some tea cups I picked up at a flea market (in my excitement I forgot to take a picture of them all together), and decorated heart cookies. I sent everybody home with a goody bag, so they could take some of the sugar off my hands!

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