Friday, January 9, 2009

PROGRESSIVE MEALS

Years ago when I lived in D.C., close friends and I used to do progressive meals, soup at one house, salad at the next and so on and on holidays like Christmas and New Year's it was an all day event starting with breakfast at my place. My special breakfast doesn't have to be for a whole tribe of people, it can just be a special breakfast for that special person in your life for Valentines Day or maybe a birthday or anniversary.

The day before, cut up cantaloupe and honey dew melon in bite size pieces and rinse a pint of strawberries and cover and store in the fridge overnight. For breakfast you will need, two large eggs for each person; 1 piece of wheat toast for every 4 eggs, two pieces of raisin toast (preferably cinnamon raisin); one piece of uncooked bacon for each egg; one tablespoon of Chili Sauce (find in ketchup section) per egg and chopped black olives for decoration and a muffin tin. Also 2 cups of 10x sugar; 1 tablespoon of butter (or oleo) and 2 tablespoons of rum or 1 tablespoon of rum extract. Bacon or sausage for each person. I know this sounds like a lot but it's a no brainer. If I can do it New Year's morning hung over anyone should be able to do it.

First ting you do is take a hit off the rum bottle for courage. In the muffin tin, cut circles of wheat toast to place in the bottoms. Add chili sauce on top of toast and line the muffin tin with the uncooked bacon. Put the egg on top of the chili sauce and the olives on top of the egg and pop into the oven at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until a tooth pick will stand in the egg. Next fry the sausage or bacon to be served and let drain on paper towels to absorb the grease. Add the butter and rum to the powered sugar (10x) and beat by hand until you get a consistency of a drip. Put the eggs and breakfast meat on the plate then drizzle raisin toast with sugar/rum and add fruit and drizzle it with the same. You probably will need another shot of the rum to clean the kitchen but the praise will be worth it.
Auntie Stella

2 comments:

Morgan Mandel said...

I've never been to a progressive meal,but it sure sounds yummy and fun.

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Karen Magill said...

That was interesting. My mouth is watering just hinking of it as I go have my salad.