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The Weekend Brunch

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Last weekend, we invited some friends and their kiddies to our home for a mid-morning brunch. I had planned to share a recipe for one of the dishes I made, but it turned out so blah that I can’t possibly subject you to it. Still, I’ll show you what we served at this kid-friendly brunch.

The spread:

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From left to right: Homemade bread (most used in the breakfast bake at end of post), homemade bagels, herbed cream cheese made with fresh parsley from our garden, chocolate hazelnut spread, strawberry jam.

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Above: Sesame, poppy, and garlic bagels.

Below: Plain, cinnamon raisin, chocolate chip, and a random garlic bagel.

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Champagne mangoes, blackberries, raspberries, and pineapple:

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Our guests brought a delicious watermelon and some adorable mini-scones.

I made fruit plates for the kids with smiley faces and initials (M and D):

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The pièce de résistance was supposed to be a bacon, tomato, and cheddar breakfast bake (based on this recipe). While it looks pretty, it tasted like … not much. It wasn’t enough of a kitchen disaster to put on this list, but I did consider it. The bake probably could have used some more fresh herbs and maybe some greens. Also, I probably shouldn’t have left it in the oven an extra fifteen minutes. Nice job paying attention, Jessie.

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I’d like to try this recipe again before too long. I’ll share it with you once I’ve perfected it, dear reader. In the meantime, have a great weekend!

Q: What’s your biggest kitchen disaster?

4 Comments

  1. Hi Jessie! Sounds like it was a lovely brunch…even though the bake didn’t turn out well. I have had too many baking disasters to count…but the worse always involve cake. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  2. This is such a fun brunch! I love all that homemade bread and bagels! Such a great spread! I feel like I always have some baking/cooking related disasters when I”m cooking for others…murphy’s law and all.

  3. Those bagels look awesome! Usually I stick to sesame or poppy seed when I make bagels but chocolate chip sounds pretty tempting!

  4. Everything looks gorgeous and colorful (and super organized)! I adore bagels but I’ve never attempted to make them at home (that would probably result in a kitchen disaster!).

    This summer I’m tutoring two adorable kids and they would LOVE those fruit plates, what a fun idea!

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