Sunday, February 5, 2012

Birthday for Brother or Super Bowl??

He has been telling me for weeks -- even before he arrived! -- that it was Super Bowl Sunday and we could not, under any circumstances plan anything for that day for his birthday that would interrupt him from the game.   Hmmmmmmphff ... Our first hurdle.  Ok, brunch with our Aunt and Sophie had a friend overnight. So the young girls and I fixed yummy eggs Benedict with steamed asparagus on the side, and famous Florida just-picked strawberries on the plate.  Jenny did her usual beautiful table decorations and all in all we had a great brunch.

By the way, I have truly the easiest recipe for Hollandaise sauce ever, and I've used it for 40 or more years:  2 egg yolks and 2 Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice.  Mix well in a saucepan and put the heat on low.  Cut a stick of very cold butter into 4 pieces and add them one at a time until each melts, then add more.  The sauce will thicken nicely as it cooks.

Tip/trick ... if your sauce separates and looks icky, take a whisk and a teaspoon of water at a time and whisk quickly and it will come back together just fine :)

So, now brother gets the super bowl, we got to feed him nicely, and there is cake for half time.

Ohhhhh forgot that when I was headed to the grocers yesterday he wanted to give me his list of snacks he wanted for his TV I brought home potato chips and dip :)

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