Avocado, Hearts of Palm and Artichoke Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and Corn Salad withBasil

Avocado, Hearts of Palm and Artichoke Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and Corn Salad with Basil

Today can only be described as beautiful. The house was filled with family celebrating the baby naming of our fifth granddaughter. As with most joyous occasions, food is usually a focal point; and today was no exception. After gathering in the family room and participating in a short naming ceremony everyone was hungry and ready to eat.

One of my favorite activities is planning a menu when I entertain. For this occasion I thought about who was coming and what were their favorite foods. My youngest daughter and the mother of the granddaughter we honored requested a french toast souffle. So the menu now had its first dish.

corn salad

Corn Salad with Basil

The family arrived at noon so the menu  included lunch slash brunch items. The following is what we enjoyed today.

  • french toast souffle accompanied with blueberry syrup and/or maple syrup
  • white fish salad with bagel chips
  • avocado, hearts of palm and artichoke hearts salad dressed in a lemon vinaigrette
  • summer squash souffle with sour cream garnish
  • fresh corn salad
  • lox, bagel cream cheese, sliced tomato, onion and capers
  • deli platter of assorted meats with condiments and sliced Italian bread
  • sliced sour pickles
  • pick up desserts
Smoked Salmon Platter

Smoked Salmon Platter

Whitefish Salad

Whitefish Salad

French Toast Souffle recipe

Medley of Papaya, Kiwi, Mango and Orange

Medley of Papaya, Kiwi, Mango and Orange

My daughter’s mother-in-law made these fabulous dipped  pretzel sticks as well as an array of pick up goodies that included dark and blonde brownies, Jewish biscotti, better known as mandel bread and some delicious raspberry squares. I made a slew of chocolate meringues for a gluten free choice as well as a mini dessert  with yellow cake topped with strawberries topped with whipped cream.

Mandel bread, Brownies and Raspberry Squares

Mandel bread, Brownies and Raspberry Squares

Sugared Pretzel Sticks

Sugared Pretzel Sticks

Yes the day was wonderful, filled with good food and a very beautiful family!




2 Responses to Lunch/Brunch

  1. REVA says:

    Lovely site, very well done, great photos…

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