Monday

A Simple Easter Brunch

I'm really pleased with how our Easter brunch turned out this year. It was simple and tasty -- nothing that had me feeling overwhelmed in the kitchen. Because nobody likes a crying pregnant girl holding a dripping spatula in one hand and a burned frittata in the other.

Mom and Dad came in to town Saturday, and while Dad and Ian spent the day crossing off "honey-do" list items, Mom and I went to one of my favorite baby boutiques and got lost in a sea of smocked dresses, soft blankies, and heavenly-scented baby bath products. I picked up some Noodle & Boo hair and body wash (this one) for the little bambina. That product line is just the sweetest!

Later that night, we all had dinner at Nolen Kitchen and then went to Ten Park Lanes, a bowling alley that is different than your "typical" bowling alley. Think retro bowling alley meets biergarten meets creative restaurant, with live music. We ended up going to bed after midnight and it was totally worth the late night. Too much fun.

So there's the background of how the low-key brunch came to be ... but it was still beautiful!              


The table setting this year was a lot simpler than last year, all due to the fact that Ian has banned my big-bellied self from going up to the attic. He tried hunting for my gold bunnies and all of the other springtime decor items but could not locate them. So, simple we went.


After a rain-filled Saturday, we were gifted with the most amazing sunny Sunday, birds chirping and all. We opened the doors in the dining room and were able to appreciate the awesome day as we brunched.


For the menu, I started off by perusing my Pinterest boards, came up with a few ideas, and then just never went to the grocery store. But after a quick inventory of my fridge and cupboard, I figured out that we had enough ingredients already on hand to put together a pretty awesome brunch!

We had:
   + Sliced Strawberries with sugar and mint leaves
   + Lemon poppyseed muffins with almond glaze
   + Sausage balls





I thought the menu was great, and I loved that I had everything on hand already. Score!


After eating, we planted some plants and seeds in the backyard, and then I drove Mom and Dad to the hospital to make sure they are comfortable with where to park and enter. It's getting real, y'all!


Hope your Easter was just as relaxed and special.

21 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely Easter! We kept things simple too. The important thing is to focus on being together and not being stressed out in the kitchen!

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  2. Glad you did it low key, you need to enjoy these next two weeks. Random thought, your dad is tall! :)
    Love that you drove them to the hospital, smart thinking mama!

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  3. You did such a wonderful job hosting!! Looks like it was a great time!!

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  4. Love the table setting! Everything looks so pretty and delicious!

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  5. I love how simple but beautiful everything was! Awesome tablescape and menu :)

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  6. So exciting! Everything looked perfect!

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  7. Looks like you guys had a wonderful Easter!

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  8. I love Noodle & Boo products. Such a soft, sweet smell. Your brunch looked great - take it easy in these last couple weeks!

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  9. I love that y'all test drove to the hospital! EEEE!!! And what a cute brunch! Next Easter it's going to be a whole lot different (in the best way possible)!!!!! :)

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  10. Your table looks lovely! It looks like you had a fabulous last Easter before your sweet babes is here :) :)

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  11. Beautiful table set-up!! Glad y'all had a Happy Easter!!

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  12. yum! those muffins look so good! :) great easter spread! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  13. Simplistic and perfect brunch. Love how creative you are to pull something like that together!
    Ahh yes it is getting SO close! Can't wait for the big news!

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  14. What a gorgeous table you set! Love the Peeps.

    Happy Easter!
    Heather

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  15. Beautiful table. Sounds like a great Easter!

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  16. Your tablescape is absolutely gorgeous! Sometimes simple is the best.

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  17. I am super impressed that you were able to host a brunch without a trip to the grocery store! This is like dream meal! :)

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  18. I live in the PNW and our weather was the same! It poured buckets on Satirday and Sunday is was sunny an warm!! Love your decor and so excited to meet your little sweetie!!

    atparsons.blogspot.com

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  19. Girl you look great!!! Love sausage balls and I need to make those muffins, look so yummy and lemon poppyseed is one of my favs.

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  20. Yum!! All we had was take out!

    http://scaifebabywatch.blogspot.com

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