Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mother's Day Brunch

I can't believe Mother's Day is almost here, again! Here are some pictures of the Mother's Day brunch I hosted at my house last year. I hosted my parents and sisters as well as my in-laws. (Don't think my brother or sister-in-law were there) but I have a really bad memory. Of course I remembered to take pictures of the food, but I forgot to take pictures with my mom. Der! This year, though!

For the frames I printed the printables from Hostess with the Mostess. There was also a little pennant banner that I hung in the living room. I think they are so cute, and they matched perfectly!

For brunch we had a veggie tray, scotcharoos, perfect brownie bites
in the back you see our little fruit pizzas. I made them using sugar saucers, dairy delicious dip and cut up fruit. My sisters helped me assemble those before people started to arrive

Everything else was made ahead of time and all I had to do was set it out!

These are so adorable and so delicious!

My MIL brought her famous ham salad on croissants. That stuff is the best. I guess the secret is to make it with bologna instead of ham. Who knew?

I made mini bacon and broccoli quiche by putting them in a muffin pan. They were a hit!

And I also made banana scones.. I left the glaze on the stove so it would stay warm, but they were also delicious. I made the batter ahead of time and froze them. All I had to do was pop them in the oven in the morning!

All in all it was a great day with lots of food! I'm not sure what we are doing this year for Mother's Day. My sister is graduating from medical school the day before so it will probably be low key. What are your plans?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Pistachio Lush {Foodie Friday}

Growing up my mom made a dessert called Pistachio Delight. That sounds so 80s to me now, but it was so good.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Carrot Cupcakes {Foodie Friday}

Sometimes things just don't make sense, you know. Like I worked out consistently for 6 weeks and only lost 2 pounds. I was starting to feel really good and thought my clothes were fitting better. Then I got a stress fracture in my ankle and was out for 4 weeks. So naturally I lost 4 pounds, because that makes sense.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Brownie for one {Foodie Friday}

You know those days? I mean 'those days'. The kind where you keep looking through the cabinets in the kitchen for something super unhealthy to snack on. It usually hits me at about 2:30 PM. I look, give up, then 10 minutes later I go back and look again as if the contents of my pantry and cabinets have changed.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mexican Lasagna {Foodie Friday}

Me: I'm making Mexican Lasagna for dinner.
DH: Uh, is there something else  you can make?
Me: No

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DIY Spring and Summer Door "Wreath"

Last summer I made this 'wreath' for our front door. It was pretty quick and easy and i think it turned out pretty cute.