Betsy over at A Plateful of Happiness, who coincidentally lives just one town over as well, (not so) recently tagged me to participate in a “food holiday tag” menu. The way you play is to sift through prior blog postings to create a menu for an upcoming holiday. Betsy’s menu was a Cinco de Mayo celebration. As we are out of mayo and into junio, I’ve apparently been sitting on this a while. I’ve missed a mother’s day brunch menu and memorial day, so it looks like the next holiday is, liberally defined, the summer solstice. Personally, I have not been in much mood to celebrate the longest day of the year in recent years, as it just results in my kids getting up earlier. But I shouldn’t complain too much. We’ve certainly had a long tough winter in New England (in which I learned what ice dams were and just how big an icicle could get). I’m glad to have it behind us.
And when summer arrives it’s hard to imagine how one ever made it through winter. Walking at a leisurely pace, because you are not racing to get inside before some outer extremity freezes off? No cold puddles being splashed your way by grumpy seasonal-affective-disorder affected drivers? And more idyllically, catching your preschooler with a big grin on his face as he’s enjoyed a ripe red strawberry he’s plucked from under the leaves? Why not celebrate?
So here’s a summery brunch menu. A variety of dishes you can enjoy at room temperature on a Saturday or Sunday morning, before it gets too hot, but while you still have a few hours of weekend left to enjoy.
And as you would expect from any good game of tag, the next part of this game to tag ten more bloggers. Follow along and you’ll have a lot of menus to pick from! I’m tagging Andrea, Molly, Megan, Julia , The Rufus Guide (who has some great drink suggestions), Phyl , Renee, Abby, Miriam, and Tamara. You’re up!
(A note: I have been having technical difficulties and try as a might, I can’t “un-garble” the following pictures and links. Apologies, hopefully the photos are recognizable enough for you to figure out the corresponding link. Also, I am a bit chagrined to note that some of these older photos are real doozies. I hope my technique has progressed a bit in my blogging career!)