Thursday, January 27, 2011

Beach Birthday Brunch Bash

Image courtesy bayoumoon

I'm so excited about my impending birthday party! We're going to have a "Beach Birthday Brunch Bash" (I'm a sucker for alliteration.)

I'm keeping it pretty simple: We're going to borrow a beachfront condo from one of Matt's colleagues and head over to Galveston after sleeping in on a Saturday morning. We'll spend the afternoon together just hanging out and relaxing (and probably watching TV, since we don't have one at home, and it's quite alluring!). On Sunday morning, we'll sleep in again and then wake up and start cooking breakfast. We'll ask one or two of our friends to arrive early to help make a frittata, fruit salad, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and pancake batter. Once everyone arrives, we'll cook pancakes right on the table (with an array of toppings, like bananas, chocolate chips, pecans, and blueberries) and enjoy each other's company. I plan to use disposable dishware (which I try not to do!), so we can just bag everything up and trash it with minimal cleanup. Afterward, we'll walk on the beach and just relax together.

I think it sounds like the perfect way to spend one of our last child-free weekends together. Can't wait!



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2 comments:

C├ęcy said...

Sounds like a fun plan.
If I may suggest, a great recipe to make to go with your pancakes: coconut syrup.
For one can of good quality coconut syrup (ex. Thai Kitch*n).
Leave the can in a cool place to help separate the milk from the cream. Pour the can over a thin mesh strainer to separate the cream from the milk/watery part. Reserve the milk for future use (smoothie or else).

In a pan make a simple syrup with 1/3 cup sugar and 1/3 cup water. Let it simmer down to half the quantity. Then add the coconut cream, 1/2 tsp of vanilla and enough salt to cover your thumb and finger.
Let it thicken (or if you're lazy like me add some cornstarch). It's delicious over fresh banana. Even better with a sprinkle of nuts (macademia or pecan).

Kelsey said...

happy birthday! sounds lovely!

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