Yes, yes, I know we need the rain. In fact, we desperately need the rain. But does it have to come and stay for day after day after day. I like my summer rains after dinner, the middle of the night is good. Booming thundershowers are okay, even kind of exciting.
So what to do on a rainy summer weekend? When it’s been a too long day cooped up with too many games of Scrabble, my vote is dinner out. Hey, if it avoids an axe murder and helps the local economy, I’m all for it.
But how about brunch on Sunday. If it’s a gorgeous outside the last thing I want is brunch. However, a rainy day is perfect for a long, lazy morning or early afternoon brunch.
There are lots of great options. Brie & Sun-dried Tomato Omelets are great for a cozy group but omelets for twelve or twenty is a bit of a pain. If you invite the entire neighborhood, a beautiful savory tart or two or three is great. My favorites include Spinach Ricotta Pie,Tomato, Olive and Feta Tart and Tarte à l’Oignon (Onion Tart).
But what about side dishes? A big Grilled Corn Salad with, Tomatoes & Arugula sounds good. For something fun and fruity, add a gorgeous fruit platter or Mojito Melons. Light and bring, fruit will make a great addition to your brunch.
And don’t forget the bakery basket. If you’ve got a great bakery in your neighborhood, warm, flakey croissants sound good. Or a delicious bagel with Smoked Salmon Mousse. And for something sweet, how about a beautiful batch of Blueberry Muffins or a Blueberry Crumb Cake?
Stay dry and have a good weekend! Bon appétit!
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© Susan W. Nye, 2012