Last week was the first of four (4) day work weeks for me, for which I am extremely grateful! I spent part of the day Friday planning a brunch thing for the women in my family: mom, sis, nieces (11 yrs & 20 mos) and my aunt. Saturday morning was a mad dash to the finish line, mostly because I had waited until my stove was fixed Friday to plan my menu. So things I usually would have done in advance I left till the last minute. But everything turned out fine and we all had fun. I thought I’d post the menu just for the heck of it.
Impossible Broccoli Pie (my sister and I have been making this pseudo-quiche recipe for years and it never fails to please. We say it’s impossible to mess up!)
Fruit Salad (fresh blackberries made it extra special)
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches (my niece Brianna was especially impressed with the design of these open faced cream cheese sandwiches topped with long slices of cucumber)
Blueberry Scones (so easy and Aldi’s had wild blueberries this week which work better than fresh) I use this plain scone recipe, but instead of grating frozen butter, I simply quarter a cold stick of butter lengthwise and then slice it and use a pastry blender to work it into a crumbly mixture. So easy and worth it! My baby niece chose these to feed herself!
Lemon Bars (a bit of a pain to make but so worth it . . . I should freeze the leftovers before I eat them all!)
So for all that I am most grateful, especially to have family to treasure.
On the least grateful side, it’s hard to explain but it seems like a door of opportunity may be opening . Yet instead of feeling enthusiasm and ready to walk through, some uncertainties are hanging like heavy clouds in the doorway. I will walk through, but right now the unknowns are overshadowing the gratitude in this respect.
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