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I’m super lucky to work so close to Flour Bakery — when I go there for lunch, which is often, I tend stick to the same order each time. This week though, a quiche on their weekly specials board caught my eye: sweet potato and blue cheese. These are two of my favorite flavors, but I never thought to put them together until I saw them on the menu. I ordered the quiche — it was amazing — and left with determination to use this flavor combination in a dish of my own soon. My spin on the Flour Bakery quiche is a sweet potato blue cheese frittata — full recipe below:
- 1 Large sweet potato
- 1 Small yellow onion
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/3 cup of crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel sweet potato and dice into small cubes, thinly slice yellow onion and toss with sweet potatoes in a pie dish with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, tossing mixture at the halfway point. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before crumbling 1/3 cup of blue cheese over the roasted mixture. In bowl, whisk 6 eggs with 1/2 cup of milk and 1 tsp of fresh thyme leaves, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over sweet potatoes in pie dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Sometimes inspiration just comes in bursts, doesn’t it? I have been scooping up ideas from so many gorgeous parties around the web — like a darling garden party from Grey Likes Weddings — I need to dip-dye some napkins just like those! The color palette, the bows, the florals, and the stripes are all perfection in a Kate Spade-inspired bridal brunch. And a sweet little farmer’s market picnic party has my wheels turning for some spring-time fetes!
I mentioned earlier this week that my weekend was a bit of a carb-fest. One of the highlights of my breaded-binge was making homemade popovers and strawberry butter. It’s sort of a family tradition to make these delicious egg-y pastries. When my sister and I were kids, my mom and aunts would take us to have lunch at Neiman Marcus, and the popovers were always a highlight of the meal. So when they visited this weekend I broke out the Neiman Marcus Cookbook and whipped up a batch. The strawberry butter is the best part, it’s just strawberry jam and butter whipped together, but for some reason it tastes absolutely amazing — I want to put it on everything!
This weekend was filled with lots of little get-togethers, a nice date night, a birthday party for one of my favorite little cousins, and a nice long, leisurely brunch with my girlfriends on Sunday morning. It sort of felt like the calm before the storm, next weekend will be filled with holiday parties and shopping and wrapping and packing things up to visit family for Christmas. How did you spend your weekend?
I snapped a few pictures of brunch at our apartment this morning before anyone arrived. I broke up some supermarket bouquets and dispersed them into my collection of mini jadeite vases for a centerpiece at the breakfast table, and put a little extra effort into displaying my fruit salad by layering melon and berries in a round vase. It was feeling extra bright and Spring-y inside despite the rainstorm outside! Did you have a nice relaxing Sunday too?
I hosted my book club for brunch this weekend and had fun setting the table with a new tablecloth and some Spring flowers. Champagne glasses and cloth napkins made a get together with the girls a little more special. I served popovers and fruit salad, and some delicious whole wheat banana pancakes with cinnamon butter, YUM!
I don’t know how anyone expects me to focus when there’s a royal wedding to be planned! I told some of my girlfriends to be prepared — if the event is televised I will absolutely be throwing a viewing party for the royal wedding next year.
Just because there’s no date set yet doesn’t mean I haven’t started planning this hypothetical get together. You can bet I’ll be pulling out some my Kings Road Redux pieces from Rosanna Inc.
I have the tray from this collection and love the shimmery gold crowns — wouldn’t it be perfect for a royalty-themed brunch? I may have to invest in a few of the tea cups too… can’t have a royal brunch without
tea champagne in mugs!
I had a delicious brunch with my girlfriends to cap off a relaxing fall weekend.
This was a bowl of baked heaven:
Brunch was topped off with some thrifting at the SOWA market:
Lots of Mad-Men-esque glassware, I’m kicking myself for not scooping these up:
And ton’s of retro-chic:
This one was a winner:
Also, no trick-or-treaters showed up tonight, which means I have a lot of candy to eat this week… I better go get started.