The weather is beautiful today, and it is a perfect opportunity to open the balcony doors and have a quiet Sunday morning. Reading, email to friends and coffee. Then, something that qualifies as brunch. Have to use the brunch quote from the Simpson’s here, “brunch…it’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end.” Anytime we talk about brunch, the Simpson’s quote has to follow; it’s one of our inside jokes.
Part of the Saturday or Sunday routine is to use my favorite mug and plate set. These were a weekend shopping find with Bluwatermom. Don’t you love it when you are just randomly browsing and find something that is just perfect, and a bargain to boot! Each plate and mug has a different shell and message motif…wish, dream, journey, believe…and in two of my favorite colors.
Keeping company are two critters that have permanent residence on the dining table…affectionately known as Inky & Pinky. This glass sea urchin salt & pepper set was a gift from Bluwaterguy. The set came from Pottery Barn last year, and unfortunately is no longer available, but I did find a set on eBay…is there anything that isn’t on eBay? I’m thinking about placing a bid just to have a spare set in reserve. I would be so sad if anything happened to Inky & Pinky, and they are bound to come to an untimely demise as they get lots of use. Their names come from the pink Himalayan salt and white pepper they contain…good on almost everything!
After enjoying coffee and the morning sunshine, I decided on a sandwich brunch…turkey, bacon and provolone, grilled on rosemary ciabatta bread. Bluwaterguy says I make perfect, tasty sandwiches….notice quick is not in the description. I would never make it as a short order cook. It may take a little extra time, but the result is worth the wait. I cooked real bacon…a pound of bacon. Why bother frying up just a few slices? If you only need three slices, use the precooked stuff. But for Sunday bacon, fry up the real thing. I am following in the Bluwatermom tradition…she only knows how to cook bacon one way…you have to fry an entire pound. Then of course you have plenty of bacon drippings to add to the bacon grease can which is mandatory for any southern cook!
With a sandwich, and veggies to partially offset the sins of the bacon, there had to be a cantaloupe stand-in or it can’t be called brunch…so I subbed in some berries and called it, “brunch…not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end.”
Oh well, no cantaloupe but pretty darn tasty and very happily served on my favorite brunch set. I wonder what Marge Simpson would say about Pinky & Inky?