spinthemoon (spinthemoon) wrote,

Listing to starboard

(I'm not so much, really, now that we've gotten the foundation leveled, but it was the first title that came to mind)

For some reason, I have just been horribly unorganized this year. Everything has been creeping up on me like two sizes two small underwear. Even with an assist from the last minute, a lot of things have not gotten done.

But I'm trying to do better, so today I sat down and planned out Mother's Day brunch. I've been thinking about it for weeks but just couldn't seem to make any decisions. I thought about doing a full-blown tea, with cucumber sandwiches and crumpets and scones. I love those, and used to do them often. But it's a lot of effort, and I didn't want to work that hard on Mother's Day.

So, here's what I came up with:

  • Polenta chicken tartletts
  • Deviled eggs
  • Steamed asparagus
  • Tomato Mozzerella Basil salad
  • Fruit salad
  • Individual quiche/frittata (just because I want to use my ramekins)
  • Mac and Cheese with bacon
  • Spiral sliced ham
  • Orange biscuit ring
  • Mini muffins (totally buying these at Sam's)
  • Blackberry Cabernet gelato with gingered citrus
  • Build-your-own trifle

What do you think? Enough variety? Ages range from 1 - 79, so I need a little something for everyone. And I want really easy stuff I can mostly make ahead. Is it more lunchy than brunchy? Not that it matters, really, but what says "brunch" to you? Are the quiches and muffins and orange biscuit ring enough to flip that L to a BR?

Um, yeah...I need to work on that whole "desperate need for validation" thing.

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