Well, I guess you have all figured out by now that I didn’t make it to the third round of Project Food Blog. It’s okay. I’m not too devastated. I am learning to cope with my devastation.
Okay, it’s not quite that bad.
I did do round 3 just in case I did actually make it. Round 3 was for a fancy dinner party.
Let me just tell you that “fancy” and “dinner party” don’t really fit into my lifestyle or the theme of my blog. So, I thought outside the box and had a few moms over for a fancy brunch, kids included. I forced all the mom’s to put on make up and high heeled shoes and show up and eat some breakfast.
It went really well. The kids had a great time and since everything was new to everyone, we mothers didn’t have to do much except referee and keep the kids supplied with doughnuts.
That’s right. I made doughnuts. Sweet Potato doughnuts from a Country Living recipe. They were really good. Not overly sweet but had a lot of flavor and really easy to make. Not to mention the kids couldn’t get enough of them.
I also made an Apple and Pear Crisp that I found on Tasty Kitchen. It was very good. Very, very , very good. I highly recommend that you make it soon.
My recipe contribution was a Crab and Artichoke Frittata. Easy peasy. Nothing to it. It was actually Plan B for the brunch. The baked egg cups I had made…well…got a little overdone. So I whipped up the frittata “on the fly” and I think it turned out better than the Plan A would have.
The brunch was great and I had such a good time with some of my favorite people. I think we will have to do it again soon. But this time I’m serving on paper plates.
Crab and Artichoke Frittata
1 T olive oil
1/2 can artichoke hearts, chopped
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 small onion chopped
1 cup premium crab meat
1 cup mozzerella
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper
Whisk eggs, milk, and salt and pepper set aside. Saute up tomatoes, artichokes and crab in a skillet with olive oil until warmed through. Add in eggs, sprinkle with cheese and cook for 3-5 minutes without stirring. Place in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until firm in the middle. Transfer to a plate, cut into wedges, and serve! Enjoy!
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking says
I'm sorry you didn't go on, but glad you posted anyway!! Those donuts look amazing!
Aww… even though you didn't make it through, you did a great job with this challenge!! I would be right there with the kiddies, because those sweet potato doughnuts look like my type of thing!
I'm glad you posted about your brunch even though you didn't make it. Both the doughnuts and crab dish look delicious, and I love that you adjusted the requirement to fit your lifestyle and blog theme.
RECOUNT! bo hoo, to not passing on to the next round.. but I love your breakfast idea, perfectly fancy to me. Donuts and frittata… (which I just booked marked to make!)
Bonnie @ See How She Runs says
looks like you had a lovely food and a lovely time! I was ready to vote for you
what a great crab breakfast pie, always a favorite around here, (men eat it too) and boy, would I love to get my hands on those sweet potato donuts, they look and sound out of the world. congrats on a fine brunch – yeah, I'll take paper plates too…
Great photos. Your mom friends look very pretty. Also, the little children. They look very pretty. And the donuts.
Chicago Cuisine Critique says
That frittata looks awesome!
Deb Duchon says
I voted for you! Sorry it wasn't enough to put you over the top. Try, try again.
I'd trade wearing high heeled shoes for that gorgeous frittata and champagne 🙂