A mother-daughter conversation on food and cooking (mostly)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Breakfast Quandary

For the next several months I'm on an assignment in a different building than usual,and they're having a holiday breakfast next week. I'm the last person to sign up. Here are the other items on the list:
  • Egg casserole
  • Egg casserole (yes, TWO egg casseroles. I look forward to finding out what egg casserole is.)
  • Waffle batter and waffle maker
  • Fruit and whipped cream for waffles
  • Grits
  • Scones and biscotti
  • Surprise
I feel like bacon and cantaloupe would round out that menu best, but it's not melon season, and bacon doesn't travel well. Ideas?


Kris said...

How about ham? Lots of possibilities there--slices; diced and fried with green peppers and onions; hey, ham and pineapple, why not. Ham is good cold and hot.

I was going to suggest proscuitto with melon, but you'd have to have really good melon. And perhaps this isn't the economic/political statement you want to make.

On balance, ham with pineapple slices will make you popular AND round out the menu.

Eva said...

That is a very good idea. I've never actually bought ham, though. What do I buy that isn't all chemical-laden or maple syrup-flavored?

Laura said...

Maybe you could do some variation on hash browns. Although I suspect that "egg casserole" is a concoction of eggs, milk, cheese, shredded potatoes, and bacon or sausage.

Kris said...

By the way, what IS egg casserole? And what did you decide to take to that party?