Ah, the gentle hum of the dishwasher. What a great sound. I had a few friends over for Easter Brunch today. I really enjoy entertaining, but what I also like is that satisfying feeling after putting my home back in order when it is all done. Thankfully, too, I have friends who are willing to trek all the way to the Upper East Side on a weekend when the MTA has decided that the one subway line to my neighborhood has to be completely re-configured for repairs. I hope that the food I served was worth it.
I was thinking about how impromptu get-togethers used to be more common at an earlier stage in my adulthood. Now, things seem like they are such a big production, so it is just easier to make reservations and go out to eat. Why is that so? For me, this was a good chance to bring out some old favorite brunch recipes and to test out some new ideas that I had, based upon what is the farmers’ market at the moment. It was a great chance to introduce my guests to a few amazing local food products as well.
No matter what holiday you are celebrating at this time of year, I really hope that it is surrounded by those whom you love and who love you and that great food is a centerpiece of your celebration.
At least there was this gorgeous Smoked Salmon from Fairway to make up for it.