Todd and Leah came to visit!
For this special occasion, I decided to make a DiS!.
Actually, scratch that. I was ordered to make a DiS! because Todd and Leah missed our Sunday dinners. And, since I’m a girl who can’t say no, I complied (also, I have to get through these damn cards by the end of the year).
On whichever weekend this was, in between their arrival late Friday night (during the Bruce Jenner/Diane Sawyer interview–this is how far behind I am on posting!), the wedding they attended on Saturday evening, and their departure on Sunday morning, I had to somehow fit in a full meal. Well, there was only one option: brunch.
And who doesn’t love brunch?
People who don’t know what’s good.
And, apparently, this guy:
Before their arrival on Friday night, I made the cheese pinwheels, as well as the Ambrosia. I used this recipe from the BH&G All-Time Favorite Salads cookbook.
On Saturday morning, Todd and Leah went to visit some other friends, so while they were away I prepared the brunch. As soon as they walked in the door from their trip to Dundalk I had brunch at the ready. As well as Bloody Marys. I used this recipe.
Let me just say that I was really shocked by how this came together without too much running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Especially because they came back about 90 minutes later than they said they would (this did not surprise me).
But I had everything prepped and just did the broiling at the very end. However, I didn’t broil in the serving dish (because I don’t trust putting FireKing or Pyrex in the broiler), so I just broiled everything on a baking sheet and then transferred to the dish for presentation.
Brunch is served!
I don’t think the presentation was too bad considering that it was just all kinds of thrown together at the end.
I was surprised at how good this was. Perhaps because I am not a huge fan of fish. But maybe I’m rounding the corner on that one. I do like to have fillets of frozen fish on the ready. I MacGuyver’d something recently with spinach and cheese and fish that was pretty damn good.
Really, that’s neither here nor there. But it’s good to know that I can just pull main courses out of my ass when needed. I’m actually not bad in the kitchen.
Well, I was thrilled to have T & L visit me and it was my pleasure to bust out a DiS for the occasion.
Some things just never change.