The starters
We had enough starters for a complete meal

January 19, 80° — eat your heart out!

| The usual suspects came for brunch today, and it was so nice out we dined al fresco.

I wanted to try out some recipes I saw on Food Network, so I told people to bring nibbles for the cocktail hour, and I demanded to be reminded if I forgot to serve the bloody Marys. Lo and behold, everybody showed up with a starter, so before the main courses even started we had a ton of food to eat: chips and guacamole, banana bread and strawberry cream cheese, roasted tomatoes, fruit with dip.

As a result of all this bounty, when I went indoors to finish the lunch, everyone was well on their way to being stuffed. But then, it's what we do.

The three recipes I wanted to try were all from a Giada De Laurentiis show:

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