I went in a slightly different direction this year. As you can't really start off breakfast with a salad I made these cheddar cheese and scallion biscuits. A touch heavier than a salad but a nice savory start to what usually ends up being a very sweet meal.
I added a little too much milk to the batter so they came out a little flatter and softer than I'd intended, however the addition of cheddar cheese and scallions can forgive many structural flaws. (Note to architecture student: In Food. Only in food!)
For a second course I made
And, finally, the main course: pancakes, maple syrup from our semi-recent trip to Vermont, bacon, and home fries with garlic, onion, and smoked paprika.
Last year I had beer with the meal while we watched Olympic hockey. This year I opted to have more of a digestive-style beer with this Miles Davis' Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head. This one's been in the fridge for a while. Apparently it's exceptionally rare so I've been saving it for a special occasion. It's a stout so I always figured that would be a special occasion where I am by myself given Jen's hatred of stout. I also imagined it would be an occasion where I listened to Miles Davis's Bitches Brew album at the same time. This would be done alone as well given Jen's extreme hatred of jazz.
So tonight was like a sort of Jazz brunch. For dinner. With the wrong kind of jazz. In beer form.
Instead it was an occasion where we watched the latest episode of Dragon Ball Z Abridged from Team Four Star. This has been the only way I've successfully been able to get Jen to watch the show. Surprisingly you really don't miss out on any of the plot by watching this parody.
Who needs cable?