As the new year rolls around my dear friend Carrie has started a wonderful tradition. She invites all the ladies over for a New Years Brunch.
My friends and I enjoy brunch a lot.
Today’s brunch started at 12 noon and I walked in the door to my apartment at around 8 PM but that’s beside the point.
Carrie puts out quite a spread but I wanted to contribute something sweet so I brought some cupcakes. I used this recipe. I usually make these with the candy cane but left it out this time. It’s basically a box cake mix with some extras. I added these things + some sour cream. The cupcakes are super moist. I got a cupcake carrier and some fancy liners for Christmas that I was dying to use. Before…. After. With buttercream icing. In preparation for eating buttercream icing I went to the gym this morning and incline walked for 35 minutes. Then I did one set of stairs (only to the 4th floor though – my legs and I just got back on speaking terms).And sprinkles!!!!Sidenote: I bought this cute dishtowel when I went to Maryland/DC with Dave in November. I love it. I know truffles..errr trouble. My cupcake carrier slipped off my lap on the subway on the way to Queens and I almost missed my stop!!!
Carrie had all the makings for brunch cocktails. I prefer Screwdrivers to Mimosas. She set the table with some lovely centerpieces. My plate. Two types of quiche, a slice of pound cake and salad with apples and pomegranate. Then I had a coughing fit and drank some hot water with lemon. This damn cold won’t leave me alone. Then, as all proper ladies who brunch do, we started to gamble. We played a few mean rounds of Left Right Center. First for pocket change.Then we brought out the big guns. I did not win so had to drown my sorrows. (Note: no alcohol was consumed in the taking of this photo. But – don’t get me wrong - I did enjoy a cocktail or two).
Tomorrow me and my cupcake carrier are off to the wilds of Pennsylvania. I’ll be back again on Monday.
Enjoy your weekend one and all!