@UncleVinny that looks good! I’m impressed you keep sourdough starter. Someone gave me some once but I killed it, sadly. Good job!
We usually go the just-add-water Krusteaz route anyways. but my hubby always uses sparkling water because he claims it makes them fluffier.
Anyone want to help me choose what to have for brunch today?
Huevos Rancheros - my go-to favorite, but I’m thinking it’s time to try something different.
Eggs Benedict - another favorite. Depending where I go, I can choose from classic style w/ ham, smoked salmon or smoked short-rib hash w/ jalepeno hollandaise.
Chicken & Waffles - this is what I’m leaning towards only because I’ve never had it before, but it doesn’t sound all that exciting to me. I’d rather have eggs, tbh.
(Also, I know the server at this place and she’ll give me free drinks and conversation.)
Wildcard! - suggest a dish and, if it sounds good and I can find it, I’ll get it!
Not into pancakes. They can be delicious, but cake is a dessert, not a meal!
This poll will expire around 2:00 east coast time… if I don’t get out of the house by then, I risk getting shut-out of brunch.
It’s 2:15 and I still gotta feed the kitties and take a shower.
I am at great risk of missing brunch!
I think I will go to the chicken & waffles place, if I can make it in time, but I think I’ll probably get the eggs bennie there - standard style w/ ham, but also w/ jalapeño hollandaise.
Yeah, it’s fried chicken w/ some kinda fancy sounding maple syrup.
This place does everything up a little fancy, so I’m sure the chicken will be delish, but I’m not sure I can accept a sunday brunch w/ out eggs.
Anyway, now it’s 2:17 and the cats are getting impatient!
I’ll take some food-porn pics wherever I end up and post them later.
@IWUJackson@moonhat If you’re in the Boston area, I’ll share the location.
As for how I scored the free drinks - regularly sitting at the bar for Sunday brunch and finding a friendly bartender to chat up and tip well does the trick!
(I actually stick mostly to iced tea, but I’ve gotten the occasional comped mimosa. Once had to refuse an unasked for but delivered 2nd mimosa because I had to be able to drive home!)
As you can see, the eggs are kinda tiny, which is why I left not sufficiently stuffed.
This place is attached to a gourmet charcuterie, so they cure all their own meats; that’s “shoulder ham” and jalapeño hollandaise, it was tasty.
I’ve never been able to post 2 different pictures to one post, so fried chicken porn to follow…
So, the rest of the story is that my bartender friend used to work next door, at the charcuterie, where I get the huevos rancheros.
She moved next door to the fried chicken place when they opened it this summer.
Final verdict is that the charcuterie’s brunch menu is much better, so I may have to abandon this bartender and try to make friends with a new one back at the charcuterie…
@tinamarie1974 it’s hard to tell, but that’s one cake that starts out about 12" across, rolled around cannoli cream, and then cut in half. Enough for two. Their “regular” cakes run off the edge of the plate. Come to Rochester and we’ll go. BTW - I’m still waiting on the pizza…
Blueberry pancakes are awesome. If not, waffles with strawberry sauce. (Actually I prefer just mashed strawberries in juice.) But I’m surprised French toast didn’t make the list. Good French toast beats all! A good omelette is up there. Maybe I’m just hungry…
@cranky1950@DennisG2014 Ha ha. I ordered a Dash Mini Waffle maker and just now made my first batch of chaffles. I really, really need to snap out of my winter doldrums and get back into low carb living. Thanks cranky!
@cranky1950@DennisG2014@tinamarie1974 No, they are cheesy. I didn’t use any salt or seasonings for this very first batch. I think I’ll add in some bacon crumbles or some kind of savory seasonings next time.
They’re very easy to make. That picture is literally the first ones I ever made!