WARNING!! If you have gluten sensitivity, are vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, Paleo, or have any other dietary limitations or qualms about eating fattening food, just pass on over this post, nothing to see here…<
I love the idea of having a late breakfast -slash-early lunch during the holidays. As craftspeople, we like the satisfaction of making things when it comes to meals, too, or just basking in the glow of other people’s creations.
We had brunch at the local breakfast house, 43rd Street Deli, Saturday. Take a look at their creative specials menu:
I had to go for the Crabby Patty special, needless to say.
Those curvy-shaped fried things with the green undertones are fried avocado slices. Pretty delicious! And their toaster was on the fritz, so I had to get rye toast that had been grilled in just a thin even layer of butter…savory-crisp on one side…
Skip’s usual: 2 eggs, any style, with sides. Amy went for the creative and exotic.
Noele liked the decked-out Holiday Waffle.
Amy asked for a sample of the blackberry-thyme topping that went with another menu item we passed over, and tasted as good as it sounds.
We got a Swiss Colony breakfast box as a gift from James and Danielle, so we decided to break it out for Christmas morning.
The part we enjoyed included peppered bacon, Canadian bacon, marmalade and strawberry preserves, but there’s much more for another day’s brunch….
I got the recipe for this Olive Shortbread from a recent magazine; it’s a sweet-salty nibble.
We still have a little bit of mini-canolli and cherry-topped cheesecake leftover from the family party, for dessert. Oh, did I mention, breakfast comes with dessert at Christmas?
This was Amy’s Christmas morning brunch.
Is that spiced cider in the lower right? Mmmmm.
John and Amber had biscuits and gravy after opening presents. I didn’t get a picture, but I can picture it in my mind, with hot sausage, big flaky buttermilk biscuits, thick-sliced crispy bacon on the side…
Merry Christmas everyone!