Monday, November 17, 2008

Brunch, Bloody Marys and Football



Above, you'll see the pile of wood that is severely diminished after yesterday's brunch. Last week, I decided to invite some friends over for Brunch, Bloody Marys and Titans Football. It always starts out as just a few people and ends up a crowd because I forget to count us. I'm simple that way.

Yesterday, I hosted a sit-down brunch for nine of my favorite women.

The menu:
Spinach & Shallot Quiche with Tarragon and Thyme
Smoked Ham and Broccoli Quiche
Eggs Benedict with Homemade Hollandaise Sauce (aka What The Hell Was I Thinking)
Double Blueberry Mini Muffins with Tangerine Glaze
Cinnamon Flop (my love made this with her great grandmother's recipe)
Thick Smoked Bacon
Herb Roasted Red Potatoes
Fruit Salad

I was up at 5:30am cooking and made everything, except for the blueberry muffins. A girl's gotta get some help when she can. I used the box, but I did make the Tangerine Glaze.

Since we were all in such a deep food coma, we totally forgot to take any pictures. Just imagine a bunch of stuffed lesbians sitting around in front of a roaring fire watching the Titans game.

We ended the day with Hot Oatmeal Craisin Cookies for dinner, because my best friend had a craving. I love my friends and I love feeding them. And yesterday, I loved football for a little while, too! How could I not? We're 10-0!!

40 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

That sounds tasty!

Dana said...

You didn't even take pictures of the food?? O.M.G.!! Everything sounds amazing!!

I'm also one who loves her friends/family through cooking.

Jay said...

I would like to talk about how happy I am that the Titans are 10-0, but the fact that I dropped Justin Gage from my fantasy team because I thought he would never get healthy is overriding my happiness still. ;-)

Jess said...

You had me at blueberry muffins! I can't get enough of those things!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I know, even this New Yorker is excited about the Titans! I love football surprise stories!
Did you realize you have 69 followers? ::snort, snicker...::

Bond said...

What a great day!

Sounds like a ton of yummy food!

SkylersDad said...

"a bunch of stuffed lesbians..."

Bwaaa ha ha ha ha!! Out images, out of my head!

g-man said...

I almost had a food-gasm when I got to bacon!

Go Titans :) Speaking of football another historic event, the Eagles/Bengals game was the first time in NFL history that the score was 11 to 10. (according to my boss anyway).

Sounds like a truly awesome day. Feel free to invite me to the next one :)

Tiggerlane said...

OMG...you are making me feel SO inadequate, b/c all I made yesterday was a pumpkin pie. Fail.

However, GO TITANS! They used to be my favorite team, the Houston Oilers - so I gotta cheer them on!

Another game ended in a tie yesterday - don't think that has happened since 2001.

Leighann said...

That sounds like a great day and an even better MENU!

YUM-O!

Ashleigh said...

I just gained 5 lbs reading this post!

Thanks a lot!

:)

Scarlet said...

What a spread, so to speak.

I love Eggs Benedict...and what's up with the Hollandaise sauce? I couldn't tell if it was a hit or not. It all sounds fantastic, down to the oatmeal craisin cookies! Wow!

Akelamalu said...

I'm not a football fan but the food sounds Deeelish!

Burfica said...

the day sounds wonderful, but I do have to ask. What the hell is cinnamon flop????

Karen said...

Wow. You went all out for brunch. I love it!!

I also need to know what cinnamon flop is.

Grant said...

Football - bleah. For entertainment value, I think football falls in between drying paint and a lava lamp. But it can provide a fun excuse to hang out and eat too much.

Jade said...

What an awesome spread! I'm not sure I would have gotten around to taking pictures either with all of the food choices!
Great blog and a awesome menu!

Biscuit said...

oooohhh, a fellow simpleton! Thank you!

The food sounds divine. I so wish I had a house where I could entertain.

Fortune Cookies said...

you just made me drool! I loves me some oatmeal craisin cookies!

Anndi said...

There's just something about a brunch.

So glad you had a good time.

behindcloseddoors said...

Oh MAN that menu looks awesome!

CheekyMonkey said...

Yeah, say the word and I'll give you my address so you can bring ME hot oatmeal cookies... I'll gladly pick out the raisins. :)

Ann said...

OMG, WHAT a menu! Insanity. So envious.

Ginni said...

Wow! What a menu!! How about some of those recipes...like the quiche? I'm hungry now!!!!

Sounds like you had a great day.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

I'm drooling just reading the menu. You sure know how to do brunch!

MeadowLark said...

Add one more to the "what is a flop" (besides my attempt to tell jokes) and be a pal and send the Oatmeal craisin recipe. :)

Gnightgirl said...

Great. Your brunch is better than the damned Thanksgiving dinner I'm planning.

What was your address...again? No reason.

phd in yogurtry said...

Damn! Impressive menu! I'm in awe. I don't like pro football but I'd be tempted with a spread like that!

Zombie Mom said...

Yum, I wish I was one of your friends.. that sounds fantastic.. I am obviously totally hungry right now...

Matt-Man said...

Mmmmmmmm. In a word, a perfect day. Okay, three words. Cheers!!

~Jobthingy~ said...

yummy. brunch here is 'hey lets go out to that place a block away' LOL

i could never get up that early to cook.

Sabrae said...

And you didn't invite me???? Oh come on now!! lol what were you thinking!!! LOL! I could have added to the lesbian fun!!! And brought you all out of the food coma's and made it a fun football game!!

Jennybean said...

And I thought I cooked too much!

Slyde said...

there's a "stuffed lesbians" joke in there somewhere, but i am way too mature to attempt to dig it up..

Jormengrund said...

Now I've got a semi-serious question here..

It's a well-known fact that "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach".

However, is it also true that the way to a butch ladies' heart is also through the stomach?

Or is it just love of food in general gets everyone worked up?

Curious readers want to know!!

Monogram Queen said...

Oh man i'd come just to eat and then flop around watching others play football! Sounds fun!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

sweetie...ha, I wish me and g/f could had been there. her fave team is the Titans. Not because they're 10-0 but because she loves Tennessee and wants to move there.

I wished I had been there cause of the delish food. Yum. You have to ask your girl if she'd give up great grandma's recipe. That sounds yummy.

Ciao babe.

Kay Dennison said...

Sounds like a great day!!! You can cook for me anytime!!!

I'll be planted in front of the TV with corned beef sandwiches and beer when the Buckeyes and Wolverines play on Saturday!

Gooooooooo Bucs

steadycat said...

I can't cook a tap. But I love having friends that can. *passes real live lesbian a flower* :-)

Pearl said...

Mmmm. Stuffed lesbians.
:-)
Pearl