Saturday, April 17, 2010

Let's Do Brunch



What is brunch anyway?

It's really lunch but you are allowed to serve breakfast foods and drink booze.

What time should you serve brunch?
11 a.m. would be a good time, but it's too early for my kitchen, so noon is better.

Bloody Mary's are also better at noon. For some reason it's more acceptable to have a cocktail with brunch, but not so much with breakfast.

An egg dish is always nice, maybe a strata or French toast. Fruit, salads, and an entree. Don't forget cake. Cake is always a good thing to serve at brunch. Yes, cake.



Oh yes, and let's not forget a big pot of coffee. I think that's the most important element of brunch. Have to have coffee.



I hosted a birthday brunch last weekend for a friend, and served Ina's Provencal Potato Salad with Italian tuna.



I made an easy frittata with leeks, teeny asparagus spears and Jarlsberg cheese.



Bloody Mary's with tabasco, horseradish and cilantro (and vodka of course).



Yummy datenut bread and sliced fruit.



It was definitely nap time after that meal (and the afternoon drinks!).



11 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

What a nice friend you are to have made that brunch. It was quite a delicious feast and I would be eternally grateful if it had been my birthday.

mil said...

Yummy.... sounds great - looks great.... your tulips are beautiful.
How I wish we could grow tulips but the deer would lap them up immediately.
Mil

kat said...

What a nice brunch

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love hosting brunch! Your menu was just perfect and the tulips are gorgeous!

Claudia said...

I think Brunch is my favorite meal. Too bad it's not served more often. And, why wasn't I invited??

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love doing brunch especially with those Bloody Marys close by. You know I love your date nut bread, I made a loaf a week over the winter, I think I'll make a loaf tomarrow!

Julie said...

What a great birthday meal. Napping sounds like the only logical thing to do afterwards.

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Michele said...

I love brunch!

Dana said...

We had friends over for brunch today! I always serve some kind of egg dish so I can eat my weight in the potatoes I serve alongside. I love your sweet asparagus frittata! I made one with just lots of leeks. My boys gobbled it up.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Bloody Mary's are my favorite cocktail. All of it looks fantastic.