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Valentine's Day Brunch

Critique my Valentine's Day Brunch menu!


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Critique my Valentine's Day Brunch menu!

jessicam29 | Jan 17, 2010 03:13 PM

I'm planning on serving this picnic-style as a surprise for my beloved. Here is my menu so far. Feel free to critique my choices!

1 - Veggie Quiche (not too rich since I wil be serving sandwiches too. Any favorite recipes out there? I was thinking of a light spinach quiche with feta or goat cheese.

2 - Prosciutto and Mozzarella sandwich - with pesto sauce and tomatoes. I would love to make it a panini, but I'm afraid it won't be warm and the bread will be soggy, so it will just have to be a sandwich. What type of bread? Ciabatta? Baguette?

3 - Salad - mixed greens with pears, gorgonzola, and sweet walnuts. Our favorite salad from our favorite restaurant with a walnut-raspberry dressing.

4 - Big Challenge - heart-shaped Raspberry Cheesecakes. I bought these really cute heart shaped individual springform pans. I will be using Martha Stewart's raspberry swirl cheesecake recipe. Any ideas on how to incorporate white chocolate into this recipe? How should I alter the recipe to make 3 or 4 of these cakes? The original recipe is for a 9 inch pan, so I'm thinking about 4 or 5 small hearts per 1 full recipe. Maybe I'll just make the whole thing and see how far it takes me. Or halve it.

5 - Maybe also a small cheese and fruit platter to munch on

What else would you add? Take out? I'm open to suggestions!

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