Friday, August 25, 2017

Good Times at our Neighborhood Brunch

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What could be better then old friends on a gorgeous Sunday noon, enjoying a pot-luck Brunch.

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Jim and Eileen have hosted this brunch for more years then I can count---at least 15 years, I forgot to ask. 

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Eileen graciously allowed me to do some photos for the blog--before everyone arrived. Their house is filled with antiques and she used all vintage table clothes for the tables.

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A screened porch held two tables and the breeze was wonderful 

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Simple jars filled with garden flowers. Their lawn slopes to the lake and both the screened porch and deck has marvelous views.


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So sweet, old creamers/sugar bowls, jars used for vases.

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View from the deck, our communal boat, their lake property--our boat.

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Jim built the deck around the tree, each year it gets bigger, I remember when it was a 4" tree.

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Three tables were on the deck.

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Another view of the lake front, and their arbor, Jim built.


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And then they came, most guests are in their 50's to 70's. 
Many are retired, but this brunch is the highlight of the summer season.

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Mimosas for brunch, with fresh squeezed orange juice.

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A Strawberry/spinach/feta/almonds salad with a honey vinaigrette getting tossed in the kitchen.

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Every year, guests bring new items and some old favorites. I brought Pumpkin Spice Crullers, made from garden pumpkin.

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French Cinnamon Toast served with fresh blueberry compote on the side.

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Asparagus ham quiche.

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Love these tiny bruschetta on mini-toast with fresh pesto, ricotta and tomatoes. 

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Greek olives sticks with avocado and cheese.
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This was delicious, a chickpea, bread, red onions, peppers, tomato salad.

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Chickpea muffins for gluten free.

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Wisconsin smoked wieners in sauerkraut and fresh tomatoes with balsamic drizzle.

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Meat dumplings (Pelemeny) Russian style server with sour cream in the sugar bowl. Loved this gorgeous vintage tureen.

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this was a pepper sausage egg bake.

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Macaroni/artichoke garden salad

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German pancake, so gooey and delicious.

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Pulled beef and peppers. Some pics were too out of focus, the whole table and a few more delicious dishes and the fresh fruit plate.

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My delicious plate of food. Next to the sour cream you can see the tiny dumplings.
Everything was so delicious...conversations were so interesting...setting so lovely, and host and hostess so gracious---but why can't we do this every week????


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Last picture of Jim and Eileen's yard as we left---Thank YOU!
But, only 364 more days until the next Good Times---Brunch!


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I will be sharing at these fine Parties!



Sandi







12 comments:

  1. Everything looked wonderful!

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    1. almost as nice as the shower, lol, only warmer!

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  2. Well this looks like a wonderful afternoon! Good food, good friends and a very good view. I can see why you look forward to it!

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    1. Yes, it is always lovely. Thank you for stopping by, Sandi

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  3. What a great day! The food looks so delicious and I really love that arbor.

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    1. They held a wedding there---a few years back for one of the daughters. I did the flowers, 26 dozen Cala lilies in August...it was gorgeous, coming down the hill and a beautiful day! Thanks for stopping by

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  4. This looks like so much fun and yummy too! I think it's neat that you all get together like that. We have always been blessed to live where people are friendly. We just moved 9 weeks ago and I'm planning to invite ladies over soon just so I can meet them. :)

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    1. It has been a lovely 30 some years here, thanks for stopping by.

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  5. the boys get together for lunch when the whim strikes them, I wish the ladies did the same, but then when we are all together it is special. Thanks for stopping by

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  6. Hi Sandi, what a beautiful brunch with good friends. Love the name of your gathering. All the food and treats look amazing. You captured some wonderful photos. Wishing you a great Labor Day weekend and fall season ahead. xo

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    1. Eileen always comes up with something a little different each year, but it's always lovely. And over the years we have been blessed with good weather. I hope you and yours are all safe and dry in N.Texas...thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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And great to meet you, Sandi