Sunday, October 27, 2013

More Love for Fall

I know I said I would post the Fall Mantle Reveal this week...
I just couldn't get to it,
multiple factors, I won't bore you.
It is on it's way.

But I did want to share some more of my love for fall 
and the beauty it holds.

Fresh apples from the trees.

The last of the dahlias and a bit of wine to share with friends.
So grateful for the moments we have.

Are you able to slow down a bit, 
at least once in a while,
 to enjoy the colors, and each other?
Go outside and take a deep breath.
Look at the beauty that God has given us.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rustic Breakfast Stromboli

So here the breakfast stromboli from our Fall Breakfast Brunch, it got raves and many asked me to share the recipe, so here it is!

Wanting to make something hardy and yummy. 
I thought about it and I this totally fit the bill, it's filled with protein and all the components of a healthy breakfast rolled into one. A rustic breakfast stromboli. What makes it rustic? Well, the handmade dough, of course. What makes it breakfast, ham, cheese and eggs, of course.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Beautiful Fall

Beautiful Fall Geese-to be watched-out of formation

Beautiful Fall Colors-to be enjoyed.

Beautiful Fall Bulbs- to be planted.

Beautiful Warm Fall Nights- to be ending soon

Beautiful Fall Gourds- to be arranged.

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Coming this week, Rustic Breakfast Stromboli Recipe and Fall Mantle Reveal...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall Breakfast Buffet Menu

When planning an event when you need to feed a crowd, 
the place to start is to know the location and resources available. 
For this function, there are two sets of stairs, no elevator and no kitchen but lots of tables. 

How did we overcome this, you may ask?

Four ways is the answer. 

1. Have fantastic help,
many hands make everything more fun,
and more beautiful.

2. Plan the menu 
(nothing that needs to be reheated/cooked at the site)

3. Coolers/ Pack smart

4. My favorite-this year we were blessed with a clergy kid extraordinaire,
 who joined us and did tons of running up and down those two sets of stairs. 
God Bless Her!

This year's Menu included:
Coffee, creme, etc.
Apple Cider
Bougatsa (creme-filled fillo pastry-sweet and delicious)
Assorted Fresh Fruit including,
Grapes, Watermelon/Melon, Pineapple, Figs, Blueberries and Strawberries, Apples
Rice Pudding with Cinnamon and Nutmeg on the side
Pumpkin Cake
Apple Strudel
Blueberry Cake
Pumpkin muffins
Apple Crisp
Sesame Anisette Biscotti
Cheese Plate and Rolled Deli Meats
Bagels and Cream Cheese and Jams

When planning a menu, try to consider dietary restrictions and a balance of sweet and savory.
The little leaf toothpicks doubled as decor and we had written on them if something was gluten-free, or had nuts, etc. you get the idea. 

Some of the decor you will end up seeing back on my mantle, reveal will be soon. You may recognize a few pieces already from last year, like the Three Little Sweater Pumpkins and this year's Glitter Gourds before they were dressed for a party.

Still loving me some burlap.
Do you think we missed anything?
What should we add to the menu for next year?

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Ham and cheese, rethought?

Ok, who doesn't love ham and cheese. In sandwiches? On rolls? As an omelette?
I've bought these roll-ups before at the big box frozen section. I decided how hard can it be to make them.  The fall breakfast table needed some more protein. What could be more perfect.  These were it! 

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

You will need:
4 TBSP cream cheese
4 TBSP mayo
2 tsp each of garlic powder, oregano, dried basil and mustard
1 tsp paprika or cayenne pepper or hot sauce (it's good without the heat, but better with it)

1 cup grated cheese (of choice, I like mexican)
4 flour tortillas
8 slices thin of ham (your choice)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

How to Decorate Fall Table

So we had this beautiful Fall Breakfast Buffet in past few weeks. 

It is an annual event, 
last year we made the table theme, 
"Fall Chicken and Sunflowers."  

At least I think that would be a good name for it, 
we had these lovely centerpieces, for the buffet, 
from one of my best-ies! 

Isn't this rooster, GORGEOUS!