All posts filed under: Brunch

John’s potato salad 

I know I’m late…..the three day weekend is just about over and you have already meal planned for today. However, summer has really just begun and potatoe salad can be served all year long. Truthfully my potato salad is not so great but John’s…….well……people think I made it and ask for the recipe. Super easy, really delicious.  6 russet potatoes pealed and cut into TWO INCH HUNKS 8  eggs  (hard boiled) Two cups of mayonnaise or more if needed 2 stalks of finely chopped celery Salt and pepper Boil potatoes hunks in salted water for ten minutes, add eggs in the shells to the same pot, put a lid on it and turn off heat. Let sit for twenty minutes. Everything will be done then. Remove hard boil eggs and place on plate or in bowl to cool. Dump potatoes in strainer to drain and rinse will cold water. Just a light rinse. Place in serving bowl and refrigerate until completely cool. When cool add mayonnaise and stir, chop celery, slice the eggs and add …

Black bean salsa Texas style

Summer is here and salsa, any kind of salsa is a poolside, picnic, patio treat. I will post a few to add too or eat alone with vegetables or chips, even fish, chicken or pork. This recipe has a little twist to it adding flavor and a full vegetarian feeling. So much flavor you might even want to double the batch. This is a single recipe, good for a few folks. 1 can black beans drained 1 can whole kernel corn drained 1 can black eyed peas drained 1 bunch cilantro, washed and chopped: I use about 3/4 of the bunch 3 green onions finely chopped 1 jalapeño, viened and seeded chopped fine 1/2 bell pepper chopped 1-2 limes squeezed around  1/4 cup juice 1 package taco seasoning mix, or your favorite taco spices use 1 tablespoon to start then add more according to taste 2 Roma tomatoes chopped 1 cup of queso fresco cheese, broken up into pieces Maybe some salt In a large bowl mix everything together but the cheese and tomatoes. Place …

Créme Brûlée French toast

Years ago we use to do football brunch parties. Always trying to tip the scales with something different and wonderful, this breakfast/brunch dish was introduced. For the life of me…..old age has set in……I can not remember who brought this or gave us the recipe. It is yummie and a nice morning treat. This serve about 6. 1/2 cup butter 2/3 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons maple syrup 12    1″-1/2″ slices of callah bread (you’ll use the loaf) 6 eggs 1 cup half and half or grand marnier ( if you want you can split this to have both)  2 teaspoons vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 orange juice 1/2 cup white sugar Preheat oven to 350: butter a 9×9 baking dish. In saucepan melt butter, sugar and syrup until it turns brown and will pour. Pour into baking dish. Trim crust from bread and layer over sauce. Wisk eggs, half and half, vanilla, salt, oj and sugar. Pour over bread, allow bread to soak up the liquids out 5-10 minutes then bake for 35 …