This may sound lame, but do you ever get stuck for an idea for Sunday Brunch? I do. Saturday night I start to think about what I’m going to make for the next day, not just brunch, but then I do this every night, HA! I woke up this Sunday and remembered that my Mom would put either Chives, fresh, if she had them or dried from a jar, or fresh Green Onions. Hmm.
I spied a value sized bag of Pillsbury® Grands™ Southern Style Biscuits in my deep freeze, very convenient. Yes, I do make on occasion, albeit a special occasion, from scratch Buttermilk Biscuits, using this recipe from the Blue Jean Chef®, thank you Meredith Laurence, they’re absurdly scrumptious.
Okay, now what shall we do with those you ask? Let’s stuff them!
I popped our biscuits in the oven; in the meantime I gathered together our stuffing ingredients. I’ve got thinly sliced Ham, meant for sandwiches, sliced Provolone Cheese (`cuz that what I had) and some dried snipped Chives. A dab abutter in the fry pan and we’re off. Crisp up the ham first, then set them aside topped with your cheese. Beat the Eggs well and make something like a plain Omelette, topped with a goodly sprinkling of the Chives. Split the biscuits and fill to your liking.
Some diced fresh Tomatoes for DH, a glass of Juice and we’re all set to tuck in.
I made Waffles for Sunday Brunch again, but just a few too many. That’s alright, I simply freeze the leftovers for later, as in later that night for dessert.
My DH grew up eating Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches at various locations back East. They use Neapolitan Ice Cream in a brick. Remember those square blocks of Ice Cream in cardboard containers? Yup, cut those into slices and place between 2 toasted Waffles, dust with Powdered Sugar and you’ve got a childhood memory in your hand.
Oops, I forgot the Powdered Sugar
I have a heck of a time finding that kind of Ice Cream any more, but we do love Tillamook, any flavor will do really. This fine Sunday evening, it was Marionberry Pie, oh my gravy all over my two scoops rice (that’s OMG! in my world).
SO, I’ll tell you, the reason that I’ve not been around is that DH and I have been so very busy moving into our new home. We sold our home and purchased a new-build home, very exciting. While our home was being built, we rented an apartment, fully furnished, but I didn’t have all of my kitchen toys, though we got by 😉 So here is a small portion of meals.
Oven BBQ Chicken
Chicken with 40, yes I said fourty cloves of garlic
Beef Stew and Rice
Butternut Squash soup
Portuguese Sausage Stuffing topped with a basted Egg
My own blend of Dry Rub over some boneless Pork Chops, on the grill with a side of Trader Joe’s Hatch Chile Mac `n Cheese
Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry over steamed White Rice
Grilled Cheese Burgers with the works, French Fries and BEER!
Another Sunday Brunch, Fresh Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes, BACON and dices Asian Pear
Fresh Blueberry Crumb Cake ala Martha Stewart
Frittata with the leftover Italian Sausage mixture
Celleantani with Sweet Italian Sausage, Red Bell Peppers, Onion, Olive Oil and LOADS of Garlic
[photo courtesy of Prescott Donut Factory]
Oh my gravy all over my two scoops rice (that’s OMG! in my world) those were the best donuts I have had in a very long while! I mean, come on, how GREAT does that look?!
My husband and I have driven past this place a gazillion times and every time I’d say, “We NEED to go there.” Well, on Saturday DH said, “Okay, we’ll go for Sunday Brunch.”
Prescott Donut Factory
So much to choose from! It took awhile, but I went for the Devil’s Food Cake with Coconut sprinkles and Chocolate Glazed Vanilla Old Fashion.
My husband went for an Apple Fritter and a Buttermilk Glazed Bar.
We shared the 4 donuts between us, A~MAZ~ING! Just wish we had gone earlier so we could have tried the Bear Claws; they were already sold out by the time we got there at 9 o’clock.
Oh, and don’t forget the coffee, it’s pretty darn good.
You know that we love our Sunday Brunch, well, today’s meal was provided by Mrs. Landlord and Mrs. Dear Friend.
Our new landlord was telling me about these awesome Blue Corn Meal Pancakes that she makes and looky what appeared in the dumb waiter for us this morning! DH takes a bite and says, “What’s this called again? That’s pretty good.”
To round out our repast, Mrs. DF had sent over some of her organic Chicken Eggs, always a winner. Throw in some REAL Maple Syrup, a cuppa Joe, a few Turkey Sausages and a bowl of diced Cantaloupe. As Mrs. Landlord says, we share with each other our bounty; life is good.
Mahalo, thanks ladies.
I’m pretty sure I’ve shared with everyone that my husband and I love our Sunday Brunch. 99.9% of the time it’s at home with me cooking. One of the food forums that I participate in has a challenge each month with a different theme. I racked my brain for something to enter when one Sunday I found myself making this:
Scratch made Buttermilk Pancakes stuffed with homemade Chunky Apple Sauce, topped with Caramel Sauce, chopped Pecans and a dollop of whipped Cream.
Turkey Piggys in a Blanket, with a drizzle of warmed homemade Blackberry Jam.
I make Chunky Apple Sauce all the time for my Mom … and the jam, well, the last time we went to see my Mother, we brought back a MESS of fresh Blackberries … Oh my gravy all over my two scoops rice (that’s OMG! In my world), they’re both so good!
What an amazing Sunday Brunch. Did I mention that we shared these two plates …
Part of living in a new place is discovering new eateries. Our new landlord had pointed us in the direction of a terrific bagel shop in town, Olde World Bagels and Market. It’s a bit off the path, but we found it, twice!
The first visit was kinda of like a meet and greet for us, we bought 3 plain bagels; that should tell the tale. YES IN DEED! Very good! So we returned for a full blown meal. An early breakfast was in order a few days later, in which we ordered each a Bacon Egg and Cheese Bagel, mine on the Herbs de Provence bagel with Cheddar and DH had his on a plain Bagel with Swiss Cheese. Sorry, but I didn’t snap a photo, next time, because there will be a next time.
We also took home a baker’s dozen of assorted flavored bagels for later.
AW, Come On MAN!
The following morning it was a plain bagel, toasted, with fried Taylor’s Pork Roll if you’re from New jersey or Taylor’s Ham if you’re from Pennsylvania… but I digress … I added a slice of Swiss Cheese melted it on top.
BOY HOWDY! Them’s some good eats!