And I’m only, what, four weeks behind? Two of those weeks are not my fault – my mom came down with a sinus infection and we had to put off our Mother’s Day celebration until she was feeling better.
Obviously it’s not quite summer yet, so I had to just use what fruit I could find at the market for the sangria – I managed to find most of what Martha Stewart suggests, but, alas, no Meyer lemons or apricots. Know what they did have? Pomegranates. Bastards. I replaced the feta in the blackberry skewers with mozzarella, but I think that made them a little bland. I’d probably try goat cheese next time, I think.
The frittata was very good – it’s made lighter and fluffier than frittatas I’m used to because it uses mostly egg whites. I really wanted to like the fruit salad, but I think it was a little sweet for me – I think next time I would just sprinkle the fruit with chopped mint and grated ginger instead of adding extra sweetness with the simple syrup.
And finally, we had a Strawberry and Mango Roulade:
I’ve made roulades before, but the cake from this recipe was odd – kind of rubbery. I’d make a roulade again with the same strawberry, mango, and whipped cream filling, but I’d definitely find a different recipe for the cake.