Brunch Legend

Morning friends! <3 It’s a gorgeous day.

yard

Even more amazing because we just back from a lovely brunch at my nana’s :)

As I’ve said many times on the blog before, my nana always prepares a legendary spread of food.

This morning, there was the egg casserole to my soul, ham

casserole

Apricot French toast, sausage and quiche

quiche

potatoes

homemade cinnamon rolls and a fruit plate.

cinnamon rolls 

I know, right?

My plate of happiness:

breakfast

+ more egg casserole.. I love it so much :)

For dessert, there was peach cobbler and the best carrot cake I’ve ever had:

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and chocolate mousse pie.

pie

Insane.

I split a piece of carrot cake with my cousin and also had some peach cobbler :)

Today was especially fun because pretty much the entire side of my dad’s family was over there. It was nice to catch up with everyone and get lots of belly rubs ;) LOVE Sunday brunches.

Now we’re back at the casa, getting ready to finish up unpacking. We’re determined to be able to park both cars in the garage today….

boxes

Eek!!

{Yes, that’s a hookah. The Pilot brought it back as a souvenir from his travels}

I’m going to escape for a little break to hit up Louis’ LaBlast class in between unpacking. I’ll snap a pic, for sure :)

See ya later today!
xoxo

Gina

Something to do:

Sunday Ab Burner! [As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes]

-Crunches (30)

-Leg Raises (hands under hips, or under head –more challenging- 20)

-The Sprinter (15 on each side)

-Pilates Roll-up (20, SLOW)

-T-push ups (10 on each side)

-Plank (1 minute)

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Comments

  1. Wow, how can you even choose from all those great options?? I think if I were you I’d end up having a bit of everything! Kudos to you for having focus!

    • Fitnessista says:

      a lot of the options had meat in them, so it made it easier. but i am ALL OVER the egg casserole every time- my fave :)

  2. Hahaha, I love that you are so excited about getting belly rubs! I cannot believe the amount of food that your nana makes. When does she start cooking? And in all of that food, she mush have used at LEAST 4 dozen eggs. Crazy sauce. Have an awesome unpacking Sunday!

    • Fitnessista says:

      she does it a few days in advance and freezes certain things. she used to own a catering company… and she is a wizard :)

  3. I would like to come for brunch, plz.

    chocolate mousse pie. wow. and that view…double wow! gorgeous view!

  4. how does she do all of this so often?? its amazing.
    good luck unpacking. i am currently packing and just had to take a break after a few hours cause my back started hurting.. and i’m not even pregnant! i don’t know how you do it. a nap may be in my near future…

    • Fitnessista says:

      i haven’t even started and i’m ready for a nap, haha
      i have no idea how she does it- but i’m happy i get to eat it ;)

  5. Kate Harts says:

    Last time I did one of your ab burners I couldn’t laugh for 4 days!! Here we go again!!

  6. Gah i wish i had sunday brunches like that, i’m so jealous!

  7. Wow you have the best Nana!! That’s like a spread you see for Easter brunch.
    Enjoy the beautiful day with your family!

  8. I am drooling at that food. It’s not even a holiday and it looks like a feast fit for a king!

    Have a fun Sunday!

  9. That abs workout looks great!!!! You should try weighted leans, they’re great for obliques!!! :)

  10. Looks delicious!! I love brunch with family and friends…something about the overabundance of food + socializing in the early afternoon equals perfection. Actually, I’m so inspired, I’m going to get my butt in gear, finish unpacking myself, and organize a housewarming friend-fun-brunch! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Kiah
    P.S. So cool that you get to work with Luis! He’s my favorite.

  11. Hilarious because my first thought was totally “Is that a hookah!?” ….and then I read your comment! Too funny!

  12. Good luck with the unpacking– That definitely has to be one of my LEAST favorite things about moving :(

  13. Oh how I love brunch! Breakfast food is the best…and then getting dessert afterward? Perfect!

  14. Sounds like a fun and delicious Sunday brunch!

  15. Wow, especially the cakes look amazing! thats the hard part of turning vegan, evrth includes eggs or dairy – so if I want to have some treat at a party, I have to bring it myself.
    But I would’ve been very happy about the colorful fruit platter!!!

  16. I think Nana needs to do a guest post with all her recipes! yum.

  17. I must be blind, I dont even see the hookah in the pic. lol

    All I see is this
    “peach cobbler and the best carrot cake I’ve ever had”– I would have had SUCH A hard time choosing. And then throw in the chocolate dessert. That’s what elastic pants are for, right? :)

    The brunch and times with fam are great…so happy for you two. Good luck with Project Car Park!

  18. Brunch is by FAR my favorite meal and this one looks awesome! I love potatoes, fruit, and eggs (especially in casserole form) and could eat that kind of breakfast every day of my life. Good luck with the unpacking – I’ll be in the same boat in about a week and a half!

  19. Woah that was quite a spread!!!! Gotta love Nanas!!!!

  20. I think your nana is my hero. Can I come over for brunch next time? I will try my hardest to leave you a slice of egg casserole; I love it so much too! I had brunch this morning in one of the best restaurants in London, and it didn’t look half as good as this spread! :-)

  21. That is the brunch of my dreams! I wish I could go to your nana’s! And then work everything off in that pool!

  22. Have you ever posted the amazing egg casserole recipe? I can remember you saying it’s amazing, but I’m kind of wondering how to make it! :)

    • Fitnessista says:

      i don’t have the recipe.. and i don’t want to ask nana for it because i don’t want to know what’s in it. my guess is eggs, lots of cheese, green chilies and heavy cream

  23. Seriously the best carrot cake ever! It was great seeing you today. Maddi is famous now with her debut on your blog :)

    • Fitnessista says:

      hahah! she wouldn’t show her face though ;) thanks for being my carrot cake buddy- loved seeing you today!

  24. Oh my…that food spread looks amazing! I wouldn’t know what to choose…perhaps a bit of everything! Good luck with the rest of the unpacking :)

  25. Apricot French toast?! Be still, my heart.

  26. Now THAT is a brunch!! Yum!

    Good luck unpacking– we were doing that last Sunday, ugh!

  27. loveeeeee your ab burners!! you are the best!

  28. Gina you know I love you and so I think it is only fair I tell you that my abs want to punch your blog in the face right now! ;)

  29. Your nana is amazing! You’re going to have one very well fed baby. ;)

  30. Do you eat desserts even when they’re not gluten free?

    • Fitnessista says:

      Very occasionally. I found that it doesn’t bother my stomach if I don’t do it too often and just have a small serving

  31. Does your grandmother do traveling brunches? If so I would like to book her for a brunch in CT asap!! :) love that the pilot has added a hookah to your collection..that’s pretty cool!

  32. Lablast is so much fun! I loved taking his class when he was in NYC. I’d love to take it again. Enjoy!

  33. Those brunches are epic. I need a nana like that in my life ;)

  34. omygoshhhh your nana truly knows how to feed people! haha everything looks too delicious…

  35. I think it was a beautiful day everywhere today! I love good times with the family. My grandma is in town and she made her famous spaghetti sauce for us. Yum. I love it how certain foods you associate with a specific person. :)

  36. OMG!! I WANNA COME OVER TO YOUR NANA’S FOR BRUNCH! I’M USUALLY THE ONE THAT HAS TO MAKE EVERYTHING AND NOBODY IN MY FAMILY APPRECIATES IT. I CAN PUT AN AMAZING FOOD SPREAD TOGETHER AND THEY ALWAYS WISH THERE WAS ANOTHER DESSERT OR A DRINK OR WHATEVER, IT WOULD BE NICE TO BE INVITED TO A FABULOUS BRUNCH LIKE THAT! :) MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

  37. Leslie Wingate says:

    YUMMALICIOUS! How many eggs does it take to make that casserole? Holy moly! lol Looks like quite a spread. Baby Pilot is thinking, “Hey, I like this NaNa person! When can I eat her stuff pureed in a blender!?”

  38. I LOVE that your family gets together for brunch on the weekends! I hope to one day have enough family in the same area that we can do this on a regular basis!

  39. Your Nana seems to be a miracle worker – what an amazing spread! The desserts alone look outta control! Oh, and did I see potater tots in there!? Tots are only the best incarnation of potatoes known to man.

  40. Just did your ab workout and boy did it kick my booty! It will definitely be one of my go-to ab workouts from now on :)

  41. Hey Gina,
    I finally got through this an burner without feeling like death! Before whenever I tried this I got about halfway through the sprinters before my body started crying. It felt so good to complete it!
    Dana

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