Saturday, April 12, 2008

Long time gone - but it's spring again!

We have celebrated another delicious Easter festival. This year we hosted a brunch because Liz, Mom, and Abby were heading down to Florida to see Sissy and the kids. Other guests included the Lancasters and the Racine Tabors. So brunch, an ethos shift:

The menu featured -
Bagels from New York Bagel and Bialy in Skokie with cream cheese
Smoked Salmon
"Puffy Pancake" - a Dutch Baby pancake baked in a cast iron skillet and served with lemon slices and powdered sugar. I made three, five-egg pancakes.
Three pounds of bacon
Fruit salad
Deviled eggs (Liz makes these better than I do).
"Monkey bread" - caramel rolls made in a bundt/tube pan
Bloody Marys (yum)

Brunch hypotheses and corollaries:
No matter how much bacon you have, there is never enough.
Canadian bacon is not an adequate substitute.
Bloody Marys are required and are as delicious without the vodka.
It's the horseradish.
Spicy olives on skewers add a little something.
Puffy pancake is easy and delicious.
Wow factor unusually high.
Liz has a way with Rhodes bread.
There are never too many deviled eggs.
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