Sunday, April 26, 2015

Post Spring Brunch Report

 Despite a catering disaster of epic proportions (see the previous post), my wife's spring brunch for her female dental students was a great success as this years group photo attests. The weather actually got a little colder as the day went on so, perhaps, my wife questionable decision to forgo my suggested wet T-Shirt contest may have been the right call.  Who can really know about these things....

 Given the catering mix up (prepared food for a men's event), I stay up all night and made 10 quiches for the ladies.  Pictured is the 10th and final quiche just out of the oven at 5:30am.   I may have dozed off a bit as you can see it got a little singed but it still tasted good.  This one was just a simple broccoli and cheddar / colby cheese mix.

 At 6:30 I ran down to the fish market and picked up a nice salmon which I cleaned and filleted.  I'm not a big fan of salmon but MB and her students seemed to like it.  You now know my big secret - I'm actually a fairly decent cook.

 The salad table spread.  I will say the caterer tried to make amends by supplying the salad and light stuff gratis.  MB refused delivery of the mis produced chicken wings and burger bar that the caterer made by mistake.  I was devastated not to get the wings, but then again my waist line is probably the better for it.

 An "action shot" of the event - these young ladies can consume mass quantities of food when no one is looking!
My lovely wife reaching for a rather menacing knife - that means I being banished back to the basement....

Yes we managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and I've got a pile of leftovers to plow through for the next week - that's what I call a win-win.


DeanM said...

You are certainly the host with the most, Miles. Your meals you prepared are top cuisine.

TamsinP said...

It all turned out alright in the end then :)

I bet you wish you'd organised a business trip to London this weekend though ;)

Peter Douglas said...


You are a man of many talents. As Terry Pratchett says, the secret of a good marriage lies in the development of certain domestic skills. Knowing how to cook is also a good idea.

Were you at least able to sneak off with nibbles?

Michael Peterson said...

Bravo sir! As someone who only dabbles in the kitchen, and who has never made a quiche, I admire you. Being a hero at key moments like this certainly buys spousal credit and tolerance for the minis hobby, I am sure.

jmilesr said...

I think I've earned enough credit to start a new army!

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Well done Miles - difficult to fluster a yachtie, I find! :o)