Do you have old friends? I don’t mean friends that are seniors, dropping their teeth and hating the cold. I mean friends from your childhood that, no matter how long its been, you can pick up like you never missed a beat? I have to say I am so fortunate to have a good group of those friends. We have been through so much together, and I wouldn’t give that bond up for the world…
Ok now that I have been a sappy suck-puss, onto the FOOD STUFF!
So I had two of the aforementioned friends over for brunch today. We had planned to meet at my place for 10:30 am and I had such plans!
The original menu:
-Sausages & Bacon
-Freshly baked homemade bread
Up until the day before brunch that I changed it to:
-French Toast (Using homemade bread)
Up until the night before, when I ended up going grocery shopping at 11:00 pm, it was:
-Mushroom and Bacon Quiche with homemade pastry
-Fresh Baked Bread
I really need to get a handle on my decision making skills…
So anyway, when I finally began making brunch at 8:00 am this morning, the meal changed YET AGAIN. Decision making! BRUTAL!
So I made my pastry and stuck with the Mushroom and Bacon quiche, using both White mushrooms and Shitake mushrooms…
Are we noticing something missing?
No? I guess it could be hard to see but since I was the Last Minute Scramble Master this morning, I forgot to add the CHEESE! DUR! So I shredded some with a few near misses of my fingertips, and tossed it on top. It covered my pretty design which pissed me off a bit but totally my own fault so…
Throughout the prep of the quiche I also made the potatoes. They are rather boring so no pics till the end. Just some garlic, olive oil, potatoes and pepper. Tasty though! Simple is gooood. Oh what the hell, here’s a picture…
You must also now be thinking OHHHH where is that DELICIOUS fresh baked bread!? I want it! Give me those empty carbs!
Boy, did I have the best intentions to make that bread. Alas, I am über-lame and didn’t plan it out well enough, so there was no time. Croissants it is! Still flippin’ delicious, so bite me.
All is all, everything turned out tasty and that is really what its all about. Good food with the best of friends. We laughed and joked. Talked seriously and ridiculously. We sipped memosas. There was even some talk of dinosaurs. I’m telling you, these people and I know pretty much all there is to know about each other…
So here is Brunch!
UH OH! I just noticed the knife blades are facing out! Miss Manners is gonna come open a gourmet can of whoop ass on me. Alas…
Oh the fruit! Where is that fruit! Well I changed my mind on that too. All this savory, I wanted something sweet to cap it off.
I bought these awesome mini casserole dishes at Home Sense a while back and finally got the chance to use them. MINI APPLE CRISPS!
I love my friends. Almost as much as I love brunch.
Next time, blades in, I swear.