Happy Wednesday everyone! Are you making it through the week?? Barely?? Cool, me too. But I’m working on it…
Today’s post will be a rather short one as this is one of those morning where I have a million and ten things on my plate, and I’m frozen in hesitation on which one to start with. I signed the kids up for art camp this week for 2 hours each day thinking I’d have extra time to get some of those projects done. And if you are a parent yourself you may already be laughing to yourself thinking ‘Is she crazy? 2 hours isn’t enough time to take a deep enough breath to START a project let alone start and finish multiple ones.’ And you’re right! You’d think I know this by now because this ain’t my first rodeo…buuuuuuut nope. My super high hopes drifted slowly back down to Earth leaving me in slight disappointment, if we’re being honest. It’s something I’m constantly trying to improve in myself…this idea that I have to do it all, all of the time. I’m trying to forgive myself and give myself more permission to say no and to let a few things go, so that I don’t feel like I need to forgive myself in the first place. Does that make sense??
Anyhow…enough with the rambling introspect and onto this brunch idea…
This post is exactly that, an idea. It’s not coming with a highly detailed recipe, but instead a list of suggestions to include should you decide to make your own brunch board. I love the idea of just putting out a ton of different ingredients for people to choose from and then letting them make their own plate or bowl. I mentioned this in the last post for the pasta bowls with shrimp. There’s something so fun about everyone getting their hands involved and making their own choices that really makes the whole experience of sharing food together that much more intimate.
For my board here, I chose a combo that included lots of different textures, colors, and flavors, and I really think that’s key when you start to choose your ingredients. The dragonfruit is crunchy and sort of tangy-sweet, similar to kiwi, and it’s color is absolutely gorgeous. The cucumber adds a nice light and fresh flavor. And the avocado adds that creaminess that spreads so easily on the toast and pairs magically with the soft boiled eggs. It’s pretty basic, really. I used Bob’s Red Mill granola because it’s my favorite to use when I don’t have the time to make my own, and tons of strawberries and raspberries. It’s all quite easy. So, go nuts guys! Get creative and build your own brunch board! ENJOY!
Oh, and here’s a random video of a Lego built wheelchair for a disabled turtle. It’s a heartwarming little distraction in the midst of all the chaos 🙂
Building a Quick and Easy Brunch Board
- assorted fruits and berries
- assorted toasts
- plain Greek yogurt
- soft boiled eggs and sunny side up eggs
- avocado slices and cucumber slices
Just put everything out and let guests build their own toasts and granola bowls. There's no rhyme or reason to it!
Happy Wednesday guys!! Are you making it through the week? Barely? Cool, me too. I’m working on it though…
Today’s post will be a rather short one as this is one of those mornings where I have a million and ten things on my plate, and feel frozen in hesitation on which one to start with. I signed the kids up for art camp this week, 2 hours a day, thinking I’d have plenty of time to catch up on a few of those things. If you have kids, you may already be laughing to yourself thinking, ‘Is she crazy? 2 hours is barely enough time to take a deep enough breath to start a project let alone complete multiple ones…’. And you’re right!! You’d think I know this by now since this ain’t my first rodeo…buuuuuuuuut no. I completely set myself up for disappointment in not having completed those said projects and I’m working through it. I’m trying to get better at forgiving myself, and also giving myself more permission in general so that these kinds of feelings don’t come up so often.