Photo Credit: Hannah Q Photography
This post is in collaboration with Bed Bath & Beyond. I received compensation, but all opinions are my own.
This year for Valentine’s Day I partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond to create a blush inspired tablescape that can be used to host a fun Galentine’s brunch or you can scale the table down and set it for two.
I created two different menus to go with this tablescape. The first is a brunch menu, which is quick and easy to put together. I prefer simple menus when I am entertaining because it always ensures that I will be able to spend time with my guests.
I stopped by Bed Bath & Beyond to pick up some tableware for this brunch/dinner. There is something I love about clean, white tableware. It really lets the florals and food shine. I love these simple white plates. They were also super affordable and came in a set of 16. I wanted to find unique flatware to go with the blush theme, so when I found this rose gold set at Bed Bath & Beyond I knew it was the perfect match. I also picked up a pack of blush napkins to add the final touch to the table.
For the floral arrangements, I went with super simple white hydrangeas, pink tulips, and pink cardamoms. Florals are a great way to take any tablescape to the next level. If you want to make a gorgeous DIY tablescape of your own then make sure to go read my post on how to create your own DIY arrangement.
Okay now scroll down for the recipes. I promise you they are delicious.
Bagels and Lox
1 package of bagels (I opted for gluten-free everything bagels, but you can choose whatever kind you like.)
1 package of smoked salmon
1 slided avocado
1/2 a small red onion
1 package of cream cheese
1 jar of capers
Honestly, you can add any toppings that you like. Cucumbers would be another delicious addition
I arranged this spread on a cutting board and cake stand, but you can choose to display it however you’d like.
I did not have time to bake muffins, so I picked up some gluten-free muffins at my local bakery.
1 package of prosciutto
1 box of crackers of your choosing
1 package of honey goat cheese (I find this at my local Sprouts. It is so good. You can also drizzle some honey on top if you can find honey goat cheese.)
I displayed my Charcuterie on this simple wood cutting board that I found at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Pesto Rack of Lamb
1 rack of lamb
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup spinach
1/2 cup basil
1 tbs rosemary
2 tsp lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic (or as many as you like)
1/4 tsp salt
1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Place your olive oil, spinach, basil, rosemary, lemon juice, garlic, and salt into a food processor and pulse the machine until the mixture forms a paste.
3. Remove your rack of lamb from the refrigerator and place it in a roasting pan.
4. Spread your pesto mixture on each side of the lamb.
5. Roast your lamb for 15 minutes. Then, flip the rack and continue roasting for another 10 minutes or until your lamb reaches 145 degrees F for medium rare.
6. Transfer your lamb to a cutting board and carve the rack of lamb between each rib and serve.
Maple Butternut Squash Puree
1 Butternut Squash
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
2. Slice your butternut squash in half and then remove the seeds
3. Bake your squash until it is fork tender
4. Scoop out the inside of the squash into a large mixing bowl.
5. Add the maple syrup, butter, and cinnamon to the mixing bowl.
6. Use an immersion blender to blend the squash until it resembles a puree.
I hope you enjoy these recipes and find inspiration to create your own tablescape.