Friday, August 25, 2017

Last Weekend - Breakfast Potluck

We had a pretty eventful weekend last weekend.  After getting home from Vegas on the Friday evening, and had a snacky dinner with things from the freezer.  The next morning we had waffles before heading to the grocery store and farmers' market to re-stock our empty fridge.

We ran a couple more errands, and then went home to get dressed up a bit.  That evening we went to the Supper in the Orchard.

Once home from the dinner we started making bagels, which is a crazy thing to start doing at 10:30 p.m.!  They need to rise three times (two hours, then for 30 more minutes, and then 20 more after that), and then there is all the mixing, kneading, boiling, baking ...

If was a five hour process total, so we weren't in bed until about 3:30 a.m.  Ha!  That's later than we stayed up the entire time we were in Vegas.  We had fun with it though, and had the music going, and watched Netflix shows while the bagels were rising.

After letting them cool so we could bag them, we finally got to sleep.

We were up six hours later, and getting ready to head to Christopher's parents' house for his mom's birthday celebration.  It was a family brunch potluck, and we brought the bagels and cream cheese (plain, and our homemade beet horseradish cream cheese).

We sat out on the back deck at their place, visited, and also enjoyed watching our nieces play in the bouncy house, blow bubbles, and write with sidewalk chalk.

Christopher's mom had made a couple quiches:

Other contributions to the potluck included smoked salmon, cinnamon buns, fruit, and corned beef hash - mmm!

I had a bit of everything, and a few bites of Christopher's second (and third) helping.  We took a cinnamon bun to-go.

Birthday cake for dessert:

This weekend we aren't doing too much, and plan on having a lot of relaxation time

What are you up to this weekend?


Dione N said...

I would so love to try your home made bagels, they look so amazing! Overnight some to Edmonton please:)

Anonymous said...

Everything looks delicious!! You guys eat the yummiest food. Food that is so simple and sometimes difficult and ambitious to make aka homemade bagels! Jolene, you are the Martha Stewart of the Prairies!! Amazing, cook and eat, on!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Dang that is a late night, but I bet it was worth it to show up with homemade bagels! I bet they were devoured! All the food at the birthday brunch looked awesome! Brunch is definitely one of my favorite meals!

This past weekend we played cards with friends on Friday night, Saturday we hosted a Mexican-themed fiesta for Phil's birthday, and yesterday I spent most of the day on the couch as I was not feeling well. But of all days to not feel well, Sunday was the day for that to happen since I had no real plans.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

@ Dione and anonymous - thank you so much for the kind words; much appreciated!

@ Lisa - Yeah, most of the bagels were gone, which was great! So sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well. I hope you're feeling better now.