Father’s Day 2012

by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on June 18, 2012

Sunday was a picture perfect day.  The sea breeze was blowing gently, the sky an intense cloudless blue, the perfume of jasmine and honeysuckle in the air made this a day to spend in the backyard.  Instead of my usual father’s day barbecue I settled on a brunch featuring all of the family favorites.  My menu was as follows:

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice



Organic Greek Yogurt With:





Omelet Station With

Feta, Cheddar, Parmesan

Mixed Bell Peppers



Homemade Ranchero Sauce

Belgian Waffles With Maple Syrup

Buttermilk Pancakes With Maple Syrup

Fresh Bagels

Homemade Gravlox

Smoke Cured White Fish


Whipped Cream Cheese

Tomatoes and Red Onions

Potato and Cheese Borekas

Swiss Chard Bulemas

Spinach Fritada

Multi Colored Baby Potato Salad

Cole Slaw

Heirloom Beets, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Basil Salad

Caprese Salad

Grilled Bell Peppers

Peach and Nectarine Ginger Cream Biscuit Cobbler

Cinnamon Rolls

Melon, Pineapple, Strawberries, Raspberries

Everyone’s breakfast fantasy was fulfilled.  We sat and relaxed going back to the buffet again and again from about 11 to 3:30PM, no rushing, no pressure, we all but forgot that we live in the middle of a bustling city with movie star citings, traffic, parking craziness, and tons of tourists driving the wrong way down one way streets!

This makes a great brunch for any occasion.  I set it up in stations, like a fish and bagel station, omelet station, salad station, dessert table…All of the baking such as cinnamon rolls and borekas I baked and froze ahead.  Saturday night I chopped all of the vegetables after the movies.  Sunday we (my helper and I) made omelets to order and waffles and pancakes during the brunch.  The cobbler I made fresh in the morning so it would be warm.  The trick is to have all the table cloths ready , platters out and labeled, and send the boys for the bagels in the morning!  Most of the recipes can be found on the blog and I will post my adventures in gravlox making tomorrow.  It was fun, easy and very rewarding to watch everyone gobble up the fish.

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