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Listing to starboard [May. 1st, 2011|07:10 pm]

(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.


[User Picture]From: madamemama
2011-05-02 12:14 am (UTC)
Can i come?!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2011-05-02 03:01 am (UTC)
Sure! The more the merrier!
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[User Picture]From: nevermind_that
2011-05-02 02:14 am (UTC)
Oh YUM! I think delicious food in general sums up brunch to me and you have a ton of that. I think the quiches and fritatta help to not make it heavy on the L side and more like a BR.

Good list! Are we all invited? ;-)
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2011-05-02 03:05 am (UTC)
Now I just need ideas for the quiches/fritattas...I was thinking maybe spinach/feta and tomato/artichoke. Not that I know how to make either one.

Sure you're invited...I always make way too much food so there will be plenty to go around!
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[User Picture]From: nevermind_that
2011-05-02 08:54 pm (UTC)
Those both sound good. I buy a ready made quiche from the hot table at the grocery store that has sundried tomato and cheese. It is fantastic. My mom puts Italian sausage in her fritatta, but being a veggie I can only vouch for the regular non-meat kind she makes with ricotta cheese. Also fantastic.
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[User Picture]From: onelargecat
2011-05-02 02:38 am (UTC)
looks like an awesome brunch to me!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2011-05-02 03:06 am (UTC)
Whew! I'm still trying to think of beverages. Mimosas of course but I need something non-alcoholic for the kids.
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2011-08-15 05:03 am (UTC)

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