It was my mom’s birthday last month, and as part of her celebrations I invited her and my sisters over to have breakfast at my apartment. I browsed through our recipes and decided to make our Chocolate Pancakes (this was a hugely successful recipe), and some Banana Blueberry Pancakes as well. I used our Blueberry Pancake recipe, and just added 1 pureed banana to the mix.
This post is really about the fruit salad I made, but I also wanted to share photos of everything I served so you can get ideas for your next breakfast or brunch get together. The menu featured store-bought croissants, a platter of cheese, ham and grapes, fruit salad, chocolate pancakes, blueberry-banana pancakes, whipped cream, mango juice and coffee. I also had a little bowl with pastel colored little meringues, just because they looked pretty. I always try to mix different flavors in all my menus so I had something salty, something sweet and something fresh to offer.
This salad is different from what you would usually expect, it includes blackberries, plums, and grapes. I skipped on the blueberries, since all I can get my hands on around here are frozen ones, so I just added more blackberries and I also decided to add some green grapes and almonds to the mix, which gave it a nice pop of color.
Happy Birthday Mom!