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Cheese Blintzes

A Post-Thanksgiving Brunch- with Cheese Blintzes on the Menu

By on Dec 4, 2009, 9:03 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Seasonal Celebrations | 1 comment

Salad and muffins

For several years now, I’ve been privileged to cater a post-Thanksgiving brunch for one of my clients on the Saturday morning after Thanksgiving. It’s always a great time. BTW, anyone who knows me knows that I love brunch, and recommend it as a great inexpensive, yet casually elegant way to entertain. A Post-Thanksgiving brunch is such a great way to kick back with friends, and watch all those college football games, after the big T-day holiday. 

We set up an omelette bar with all the fixings, waffles, usually a salad with a sprinkling of that great seasonal item- pomegranate seeds, lots of yummy desserts, and free-flowing champagne. One of my favorite items is always  on the menu- cheese blintzes. Yep, all those years in New York City- this LA to L.A. gal developed a taste for quintessential dairy deli food.

Bacon Sausage and Potatoes #1

I serve them with a great Chunky Apple Compote (which started its life in my repertoire as an apple tart filling- so much better then bottled applesauce), and blueberries (about a pint) roasted briefly in the oven with a sprinkling of cinnamon and @ a cup of maple syrup poured over them, just until the berries begin to burst- oh, and of course, sour cream! If you’re interested the Chunky Apple Compote recipe is at my L.A. Party Planning Examiner column (click on the link).

Bon Appetit!

Gisele

 

Cheese Blintzes

Thanks to Patti at Worth the Whisk for the blintz photo

    1 Comment

  1. Mmmm, great eats there, Giselle. Looking forward to more of your blintzes in the future, too.

    Worth The Whisk

    December 4, 2009

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