Saturday, January 1, 2011

You Are Cordially Invited to New Year's Brunch


Hope you all had a swell time at Boxer's place and around the blogosphere for the New Year's virtual party and commentathon! I'm borrowing Buzz's auto-launcher to bring you this New Year's brunch while I'm out covorting on the river. So grab a cup of coffee and join in this morning-after feast. Remember that I'll be donating 50 cents per comment you leave here to the Freestore Foodbank, along with 50 cents per comment you leave at Boxer's place saying "Eggy sent me."


I've made breakfast burritos for a crowd, so step right up.

I also whipped up a batch of strata.

And this lovely quiche.

And I'm cooking to order over at the omelette station. What would you like in yours?

We've got bacon.

And sausage.

You say you want some steak with your eggs? We've got that too.

I even have a veggie saute for Boxer and the other vegetarians in the crowd.

The home fries are sizzlin'.

And to make those potatoes even tastier, try dipping them in this pacquillo mayo.

Just a hunch, but I'll bet a few of you might go for shrimp and grits.

In addition to sweet corn bread, we've got homemade cinnamon rolls and a fine array of breads.

And don't forget to help yourself to one of these sour mash biscuits.

Knowing how Shamy loves her blackberries, I'm offering them up with some other fruit at one end of the buffet.

For an extra special side dish, you won't want to miss this apple-beet salad.

If you're getting a bit thirsty by this point, help yourself to some Pomegranate-Champagne punch courtesy of Velva at Tomatoes on the Vine. The punch table is over there in the corner, and there's plenty for all.
Photo courtesy of Velva at tomatoesonthevine

And speaking of plenty for all, I ordered up this bad boy to share with all my bloggy friends, in honor of my very favorite breakfast of 2010, porchetta at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market!

Goodness, gracious, but I'm running out of room here. I think we're going to have to move on over to the foyer for the sweets table, starting with these loaded waffles.

For those of you who missed the ice cream party Thursday night, how about some lemony gelato to round off your meal?

Accompanied, of course, by these delectable macarons.

Here's wishing you all a grand New Year and all good things in 2011! I think this big old spread has put me into a food coma, so I'll toddle off to take nap . . . but I'll be around to check in with you later today when I can snag some computer time at Cindie's before we start prepping New Year's dinner.

44 comments:

Troll said...

The early Troll gets the...

Homefries with the sauce I can't spell, Boxer's Omelette, and the Beet Salad.

Enjoy the rest of the feast, y'all.

fishy said...

What a gracious way to start MMXIE

Spectacular spread Eggy!
Supremely TopEgg
I am already loosening my buckle cause I know I will be over eating. Its beautiful, creative, generous and smells divine.

Blessings on you.
What a lucky charity to have your support.

moi said...

Breakfast burritos for a crowd? You mean a crowd of MOI? Bwhahahahaha! Everything looks so delicious, I don't know where to start. About the only thing I'll take a pass on is the champagne. Oy. WHY do I continue to go to these wine dinners every year? Thank goodness for Bayer aspirin.

Thanks so much for hosting this and may your New Year be filled with joy, prosperity, and good health as abundant as your spread.

Boxer said...

Happy Happy New Year! I'm seeing many things I'm going to enjoy.... and I'll probably pass on the pig, but it's sure to feed a crowd.

Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year!!

foam said...

oh my word! it's a good thing i brought a mighty hunger. happy new year! and thanks for feeding a stranger .. :)

chickory said...

This is the most fabulous spread i have ever seen. shrimp and grits! quiche. and look at those macaroons. you know, i am determined to make them this year. and, V bought me a bunch of candy making supplies. Im going to make Chickory appropriate candy. Blackberry lollipops!

Happy New Year Eggy! I wish you the best in 2011~

fishy said...

Eggy,
I wrote you a limerick over at Aunty's game.

Aunty Belle said...

Morin' EGGY Whata spread, darlin', oh gracious.

I'se jumpin' to see them shrimp an grits, an I will nibble one of yore biscuits, too.

The punch is gorgeous--festive.

I wanna leasrn how to make macarons too--can ya give us'uns a tutorial?

Thanky fer this amazin' wake up call--have a terrific New Year!

Boulder Locavore said...

Happy New Year! Quite the buffet! I've just finished a bowl of Hoppin' John to ensure good luck for the year and could not imagine a brunch at the moment. Will live vicariously!

Roses said...

*grabs a plate and starts piling on the yummy food*

Hey gorgeous, thanks so much for the invite. I dunno what it is, but a night out always makes me hungry.

Mwah.

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Welcome and happy New Year, one and all!

Troll, thanks for stopping by - and leaving some for the rest of the gang :)

Moi, I thought you might go for those burritos :)

Foam - no strangers here, just new friends! Welcome!

Chickie, do dig in to whatever captures your fancy. Wishing you a grand New Year - and I'm looking forward to a full report on those blackberry lollipops!

Fishy! Blessings to you in the new year too! Must go check out that limerick!

Aunty! Thanks to you for all your fine efforts for this shindig too! As for those macarons, I've never made them (and I hear they're tricky), but I've found a fine local business that makes them. Maybe Moi will be able to give us all a tutorial before the end of the year.

Off to see how everyone else is doing this morning . . .


Boxer, thanks so much for hosting this shindig, and blessings upon you for getting this donation thing rolling!

BlazngScarlet said...

Good Morning Eggy!
I see a few of the other party goers have stumbled, er, wandered over.
The food looks delish!
I will grab a plate and then go back to the couch and watch the Rose Bowl Parade.

Thank you!

LaDivaCucina said...

Morning, Eggy! We had SO MUCH FUN LAST NIGHT, you were missed.

Wow! What a spread! Gimme grease n eggs n meat, yes, please! I'll take a bit of steak, a nice big spoon of them taters and some eggs to start. No fruit. oh yeah, I've already had a bloody mary at Boxers and and Irish whiskey at karl's, so I guess I'll tackle that champagne punch from Velva!

Thanks, Eggy, so very kind of you to host brunch today!

Karl said...

Good Morning Eggy,

Happy New Year to you! It all looks So good. May I have a taste of everything and a double punch?

Boxer said...

Eggy sent me. Oh.Wait.

Heff said...

Thanks for the good eats !

Happy New Year !

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Morning and welcome to all!

While the party's over at Boxer's, I'll keep counting the comments here all day toward my contribution to the Freestore Foodbank. Thanks and Happy New Year!

foam said...

oh

foam said...

well, then ...

foam said...

here are more comments ..

Buzz Kill said...

*swoons - faints- hits head on coffee table - DIES (a happy man)* Holy moly! That is some amazing food. I'm not quiche guy but WOW. And shrimp and grits with all manner of pork products. Just WOW! Outstanding IE!

Happy New Year to you and your well-fed family.

theminx said...

The omelettes are a bit brown for my liking, but everything else looks scrumptious! That's quite a spread you have there. :)

Happy New Year!

Karl said...

Back for more.

Karl said...

May I

Karl said...

have an

Karl said...

omelette?

Karl said...

With Crab,

Karl said...

Shrimp

Karl said...

and baby

Karl said...

spinach.

Karl said...

Oh and more PUNCH!

Dani said...

You're gonna have to roll me out after all this great food!

Happy New Year Eggy!

doggybloggy said...

what a feast! HAPPY NEW YEAR - I LOOK FORWARD TO OUR CONTINUED FRIENDSHIP.....

moi said...

I'm. Still. Eating. And, I think I can risk some of that punch now. Oh, yes, I am going to tackle those macaroons, you betcha; so I'll let you know when I'm ready to post the fiasco, I mean, results!

Magic of Spice said...

Fabulous looking brunch...love the look of the veggie skillet :)
Happy New Year!

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Thanks so much, all, for coming by and commenting! Of course, there's always more! I probably won't manage to get the "Eggy Sent Me" comments counted over at Boxer's until tomorrow, but thanks for making this commentathon a success for the Freestore Foodbank!

LaDivaCucina said...

Eggy, I'm so proud of you! YOU were so very busy and pardon the pun, had so much on your plate this weekend! And you not only managed to post but to host a fabulous brunch for a good cause as well! Good job, girlfriend!

LaDivaCucina said...

Do these comments still count?

LaDivaCucina said...

Because if they do, I'm ready for some sweets now. Any Danish left? I'll have some fruit and how about a little glass of moscato d'asti?!

Velva said...

Holy cow! This food spread rocks. I would be in a food coma. Love it.

Thanks for inviting me over for brunch.

Happy New Year!

Velva

Boxer said...

Just came by to pick up a few things. There's a Twilight Zone marathon on the SciFi channel and I was getting a little hungry.

Way to go Karl!! Keep those donations going.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

My, my, what a feast. I think I'll stay all day.
Hope you have a healthy and happy new year.
Sam

Aunty Belle said...

Mornin'Eggy. I came back fer a wee slice of yore strata an a bowl of Shamy's blackberries. Is thar' cream please? For the berries?

Please hop back to the Porch for an addition to the WINNERs!! Uncle an me done went to fussin' over it, such that I jes' blew a gasket an now--thar's an addition. Come see when ya git a minute.

LaDivaCucina said...

Hi Eggy, when you get a chance, would you be so kind as to forward your final donation tally to Boxer so we can get final numbers? Thanks!