The Art of Brunching…..truly a lost art. There was once a time when women would welcome friends into their home for a gathering and it was deemed something special. Floral arrangements, china and table settings. All details were addressed with care and entertaining was something that women were able to take pride in.
Now, you may have read a bad word in the sentences above. Can you guess what it is? China…..Yes, somehow the recent generations have managed to turn this noun referring to beautifully patterned tableware into a nasty word that they have attempted to ban forever. Well I am here to put a stop to that. Somewhere along the way women stopped using China. I don’t know if it was fear of wear and tear, or if they didn’t want to come across ostentatious…. allow me to set the record straight. When you attend a gathering at someone’s home and they decide to utilize their finest tableware to serve you a meal, it is considered a magnificent compliment. In my opinion, the recent generations have really lost out on the joys of entertaining and the joys of being entertained as a guest.
So I encourage you, if you currently have a wedding registry or plan to have one in the near future, do not be afraid to register for some beautiful China, and once you receive it as a gift, don’t be afraid to use it! If you are fortunate enough to have heirloom China in your family, register for a pattern that could go well with the China that you may inherit. There is nothing wrong with mixing and matching, as long as it looks good.
So in honor of bringing back brunching, I am sharing an incredibly easy quiche recipe with you. I use a couple of shortcuts, but if you have time feel free to make it from scratch. I love quiche because it seems so fancy, but it is sooo easy.
6 eggs, beaten
1 cup heavy cream
1.5 cups chopped baby spinach
6 ounces of real bacon bits*
1 cup cheddar cheese**
1 pie crust
Pinch of salt to taste
Pinch of pepper to taste
- Whisk 1 cup heavy cream into 6 beaten eggs in mixing bowl and salt and pepper
- Unroll pie crust and place in quiche dish
- Layer chopped spinach, bacon bits & cheese in quiche dish until ¾ full
- Pour egg and cream mixture over ingredients in quiche dish
- Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, once done the quiche should be firm and lightly golden on top (you will want to cover the crust after approximately 20 minutes in the oven)
- Let cool, serve warm
*I use real bacon bits because it is a time saver, however if you would like to cook bacon and chop into bits it will taste just as yummy if not better.
**Another time saver is to use pre-shredded cheese. Although I have found that it does not always melt very well. Out of all the shortcuts I use, I try to save this one for times I am really really time crunched. Otherwise I will grate cheddar cheese myself because it does make a difference.
When I decided to have a brunch, I reached out to my friend, Yesi, for flowers. If you read my post Women’s Rights? you read about me describing a trend I have noticed of women who are making career choices that give them more flexibility. Well, Yesi is one of them! After spending years in the corporate world, Yesi decided to leave it behind and follow her dream and passion of being a floral designer. As you can see from her beautiful floral arrangement creation, she is not lacking one bit of talent. Yesi was able to design a custom arrangement after seeing a picture of the China pattern I planned to use. Not only is Yesi a gifted designer, but she is fun, vibrant and beautiful and cares about her work and her clients. Take a look at some of her other works at Flowers by Yesi
and of course brunch would not be brunch without tea…
There is nothing like the smell of quiche fresh out of the oven!
And most importantly of all…don’t forget to have FUN (haha)
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