Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Saturday Brunch With Friends

I have been trying to find a time to invite two friends over for awhile now, and after a little schedule juggling, we were able to get together for brunch on Saturday morning. It turned out to be a beautiful fall day, just perfect for a visit with friends!
My sister was also able to join us at the last minute, driving here early Sat. morning from Lexington. She was a great help getting all the food ready! The table was set to reflect the season and the menu was simple, hearty fare. I used pretty plates from a thrift store that Jonathan insisted I buy when he was about two. Place mats were some I had purchased to use for Jonathan's birthday party last June, and the vintage napkins I have owned for years.

The menu was a tried-and-true breakfast casserole that could be made the night before and baked in the morning, a fresh fruit salad, grilled cheese on French bread (which filled the leaf shaped plate on the table), freshly baked banana bread, and a yummy pumpkin coffee cake my sister baked when she arrived.

One friend has a son Jonathan's age so he was happy to have a friend to play with. They were seated at his small table in the family room. 
I must admit I often stress when I invite someone for a meal. However, I am always happy that I did, and it is something I should do more often. It is so nice to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends! 


Wendi said...

How fun! Like you I tend to stress about having people over. It always turns out great and I should really do it more. Your table looks great!

Wendi said...

Our weekend getaway was at Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell, IN. We go every year and have so much fun!

Brenda said...

It was truly a wonderful brunch and
an enjoyable day!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!! The table settings were exquisite and the food, quite delicious. What an awesome way to spend a Saturday connecting with dear friends!