Although Scott is out meeting with a friend and colleague in town today, I am spending a lazy Sunday hanging out with my family. We're watching movies, and I am giving my younger sister some lessons in applying her new pastel eye shadows, although I am not certain I am the best person to give advice. Lily's tastes run to brights and sweet shades of pinks and purples, while my aesthetics run dark or muted as a general rule.
I found myself inspired by the pale green duck eggs and creamy tan chicken eggs from my dad's henhouse. I don't even think the pale shells need the dye color treatment, though that would certainly be seasonal around here. Instead, I channeled my inspiration into a Spring Sunday Brunch with savory crepes and a lovely buttery hollandaise. The eggs were scrambled with spinach, cheese and bits of ham leftover from last night's dinner. We served the crepes with some diced potatoes sautéed with onion and red bell pepper.
I'm sorry to say I'm not offering up any recipes on this post. This was the kind of on-the-fly (albeit fancy) meal where you don't pause to make measurements. I suppose it is a small victory in the kitchen that I can whip up a batch of a hollandaise without referring to a recipe. Also, there are so many great recipes on the web for each of the elements of this meal that I don't really need to reinvent the wheel. If you need one, I've used this hollandaise recipe with good results in the past, and these are the crepes I swear by.
Whatever you do with your eggs today, I hope you celebrate this most glorious of seasonal turnings surrounded by loved ones and great food. Happy Spring!