Monday, September 22, 2008

Retro Brunch and Coffee hour

On Saturday we hosted a very retro styled brunch and coffee hour. The idea came from a retro breakfast cookbook from like 1955. It's filled with recipes that can take hours to prepare and strings of pearls to pull them off. Women working? Outside the Home? Balderdash! Who will make Schnecken on a Tuesday morning for Hubby's Elks Lodge meeting after the office? It certainly won't make itself. Ahhh, the 1950's a time when our grandparents we're pretty much our age. A time when drinking a daily highball was routine. A time when........well we've all seen how it ends "Stay Gold" Ponyboy!

We had a solid turnout and Manda really came through with the bacon in the end. I grabbed some pics that Steph took because I blew a whole roll of Holga film that I still have to develop. So I'll post those later on. Anyway. The peeps really came through on the food and each dish made just added to the atmosphere. Enjoy!!!

Here's a pic of our green thing loaded with eats

Here's my Spam n Egg loaf!

Ya want some tomatoes stuffed with corned beef hash and topped with eggs and hollandaise sauce? Ok here ya go!

Man AJ and his lady, also a Stephanie, really brought the heat with this dish. The presentation is just splendid.

How about Andy and Carafina bringing this tater-tot laden monster casserole in a cab! They are ruling!

Last but not least Steph made a 3am pineapple upsidedown cake that turned out amazing and coordinated nicely with one of her latest masterpieces she's been working on. Life imitating art. There is something to be said about baking in the wee hours of the night. Just ask Steph about some snickerdoodles I made one time at ridiculous o'clock.

Anyway, if I had more time to prepare the outfit, Steph suggested i wear the following: Bathrobe (undone), wifebeater, boxers, black socks with sock garters and although footwear wasn't discussed I would opt for loafers.


dirtgirl!? said...

Wow, what an awesome idea, this retro-brunch!!!

I´m inspirated...

Nerd Love-Bot said...

Awesome! Hit me up if you need crazy recipes.