Joy the Baker

Brunch Date

August 27, 2010

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You know that feeling….

When you’re on a brunch date, you arrive at a restaurant, and the hostess tells you that the wait is going to be 20 minutes…

And you think aloud to your date…’ok, great… let’s take a quick stroll around the block’… and you two take a quick stroll around the block.

It’s sunny and it’s Sunday and everything seems lovely…

Until you get back from your 18 minute stroll and check in with the hostess to find out that your wait time has increased in your absence… to like… an hour!!!

And your heart sinks.  And you want coffee.  And you really want some eggs.  And your kinda want to kick the hostess in the knee cap.

But you’re with a date.  You’re with a brunch date…. so you just sit with it.  You just sit with the wait time.  And you don’t complain.  And you try not to think about coffee.  And you try not to glare at the patrons already enjoying their eggs… those jerks.  And you just wait.  And wait.  And wait.

And then your brunch date finds the random rogue hair that sometimes grows out of your chin.  You call it your old lady hair.  And you’re usually really good about plucking your one old lady hair… but you misplaced your tweezers and your old lady hair got out of control… And you’ve waited so long for breakfast that your date has taken to intently staring at your face and has spotted your old lady hair…

And now you have to have a really awkward conversation about your old lady hair and all you want to do is dig a whole in the ground and crawl into it… And you curse that stupid hostess (who probably isn’t that stupid) for making you wait for your eggs so long that your old lady hair has been spotted.

DANGIT!

And you keep your hand on your chin for the rest of the date.

You know that feeling?  Yea… me too.

Let’s avoid that this weekend.  Make brunch for someone.

And keep your rogue old lady chin hair in check.  For your health.  For your dating health.

Cornmeal Molasses Pancakes

I can not believe I just told you about my rogue old lady chin hair.

This is totally embarrassing.

Perhaps I can distract you with these Cornmeal Molasses Pancakes.  They were really tasty.

Crustless Quiche

This Crustless Quiche had spinach and blue cheese and walnuts.

How’s that for fancy!?

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

I want to marry these cinnamon rolls.  I already have the dress.

…. Stop looking at me like that.

There’s cream cheese!  In the cinnamon rolls!

 

Super Citrus Smoothie

Wait… did that picture of cinnamon rolls make you feel fat?

Me too.

Have a smoothie.  I’m going to.

Easy Chocolate Croissants

And while we’re in the kitchen making that smoothie… how about some 30 Minute Croissants?

There go our healthy thoughts… right out the window again.

Cheddar Black Pepper Biscuits

Hm…

You might consider turning these Cheddar Black Pepper Biscuits into egg sandwiches.

That’s a good idea.

It’s up to you.

Get your brunch on… but don’t you dare wait in line for it.


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  • hahaha that’s helarious, that happened to me actually when i first met my fiance, it was awkward, weird, annoying knowing that he’s thinking of that hair and so are you!!!!!!!!!!! anyways… those recipes look yummy… hope to be able to try them soon enough. actually to try all recipes out… i as well (not a chef) but a marketing manager in a food industry in Lebanon so i come across some tasty bakery stuff and I just love baked good and salt and sweet and fat and……. simple food is fun to eat.

  • No worries, lady. I too have an old lady hair on my chin. But I will share another weird fact about myself that will make you thankful for your old lady hair. I have some sporadically placed rogue hairs on my arms that are not straight and flat and blonde. No. That would be too normal. Instead, they are black arm pubes. I said it. I have arm pubes. There. Feel better now?

  • I loooooove brunch. I want to make ALL of this when I get moved into my new house.

    p.s. I have one of those hairs. So annoying.

  • I’m eating breakfast and now my oatmeal just doesn’t stand a chance with all these good eats!

  • I never, ever have brunch.
    That needs to change.

  • You’re a crazy woman! Thank you for waking me up this morning. I think I peed myself laughing…wait don’t look at me like that either! Thank you for all these wonderful recipes and ideas.

  • omg so many awesome links,..

  • I wouldn’t mind your rogue old lady chin hair at all if I could have brunch at your house. Let me know when I’m invited ;)

  • Thoroughly enjoyed this post. Brought a smile to my old lady face. In my corner of the globe, it’s almost midday on Friday morning, Friday’s the weekend here, and you’ve got me thinking that I will bring this laptop into the kitchen and rustle up a Brunch Date here at home for Hubby.
    Your writing inspires me to get creative in the kitchen, Love your Blog.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed this post. Brought a smile to my old lady face. In my corner of the globe, it’s almost midday on Friday morning, Friday’s the weekend here, and you’ve got me thinking that I will bring this laptop into the kitchen and rustle up a Brunch Date here at home for Hubby.
    Your writing inspires me to get creative in the kitchen, Love your Blog.

  • Yah, the rogue old lady hair. I got one of those. It is always invisble at first, and then it is suddenly 1/4″ long!! I feel your pain.

    Hurray for weekend brunch, we’ll be making pancakes!!!

    PS: My boyfriend has one out-of-control eyebrow hair. It disguises itself as normal, and then one day it is suddenly literally 3/4″ long!

  • HAHA you are have a real sense of humour! One of the reasons why you are one of my favorite bloggers. :)

  • I know there are so many tasty tasty tasty things in this post, but I’m crying just a little bit right now because all I want are those Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles (but maybe without the bacon, actually – Brown Sugar Waffles sound awesome alone, too) and I don’t own a waffle machine. I want one. Right now!
    Oh, and don’t mind when someone spots your rogue chin hair! (Ok, I know, everybody would mind.) But he looked so much at you that he saw that because he likes your face so much! (Yeah. That’s the optimistic view.)

  • With this lovely home-made brunch who cares about the odd old lady hair? And, besides, who hasn’t one?

  • Your date did NOT point out the rogue chin hair!!! Did he? Time to re-direct that kick in the kneecap.
    Also, the cinnamon rolls make me think I wouldn’t mind gaining an extra pound or two…

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