I've basically been too afraid of making the Spitesgiving post all month, because I didn't feel up to the challenge! I'm going to go the photo blitz route, because I think that's the only way I'll ever get over my intimidation of this Major Eating Event in order to actually make the post.
There was some total bullshit, like a selection of mixed fruits:
|Note the lack of Meat or Cheese|
There was supposed to be mango in that fruit salad but we wisely used the mango to make margaritas instead. Which we then wisely consumed while playing soul calibur. Ivy FTW!!!! "Exxxxtend!"
But after the momentary insanity that came from preparing such a minimally healthful dish (pineapple, at least, is like the least healthy possible fruit), we got serious and threw some korean style ribs on my ersatz grill:
|I'm too scared of setting my house on fire to use my actual grill|
We put away the quiche (and tequila, for that matter) much faster:
|I don't really remember how the tequila got in this shot... we didn't have any of it with brunch|
Ok, there are like 8 eggs in this quiche (not to mention the bacon or two cheeses), and there was only ONE PIECE LEFT after we got up from our epic 4 hours around the brunch table (not an exaggeration). I'll share with my readership a "secret" that seemed to be of interest to the spitesgiving constituents: I added about 1 cup of crumbled feta to this quiche, to make it saltier. Everyone loves a nice, salty quiche, but adding actual salt to the quiche just gives the eggs a funny texture after a certain point. Adding feta instead makes the egg mixture more creamy, and still ups the salt into instant heart attack levels. A good trick to have in the quiche making toolbox!
We selected a nice, thick, handmade wheat bread for the French Toast by committee at the Wegman's (note to self for next year, AS doesn't like raisins!)
|Can you see the french toast under all the powdered sugar?|
Here's the full brunch spread.
|We did actually eat all the fruit eventually. I think we ended up blending a lot of it into subsequent margaritas.|
|For National Security Reasons, I'm not going to share how much butter was consumed during Spitesgiving|
**New Header** Spitesgiving Dinner
CA expressed to me prior to Spitesgiving that one Theme she would like to see implemented in the menus was Blue Cheese at Every Meal (there wasn't a picture of the potted stilton from brunch). Eager to comply, I prepared these blue cheese, bacon, and scallion "puffs."
|God, seriously, looking back on this now... how did we EAT all this?|
The main event was osso bucco:
|Yeah, I braised the shit out of that veal|
We were fortunate to be able to sop up the osso bucco gravy with biscuits at all, but the experience went into fantasyland because we were able to do so with starfleet shaped biscuits.
|Eat long, and prosper|
We rounded out the epic with an 8 layer celebration cake:
|When there are 8 layers of cake, there are 9 layers of frosting|
- 26th birthday red velvet
- Chocolate Amaretto
- Alton Brown's Tres Leches