|Holla if you love a hearty breakfast after 6pm.|
That said, I happen to love certain brunch-type foods. In fact, let's not even sully these food items with the brunch adjective. They are just good hearty edibles that actually make for a fantastic low maintenance, highly delicious dinner that's as easy to prepare as it is certain to please just about anyone lucky enough to be eating at your table. On the cold winter evening-after long walks-and Xmas shopping-menu today: roasted sweet & white potatoes, dill and mustard tofu (or real egg) salad, and Jackie's killer bloody mary, (make em virgin if you've got holiday programming to watch or are planning on using any heavy machinery).
Ingredients: (Serves 4 or 2 very big eaters. Right here!)
Roasted Sweet & White Potatoes
6 organic sweet and white potatoes (3 each)
Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees. Wash/scrub potatoes (do not peel) and cut into chunks. Mix with about a tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper. Place in a lightly oiled baking dish. Cook for 30 minutes. Stir. Cook for another 20-30 minutes until potatoes have turned golden brown and are becoming crispy on the outside.
Dill & Mustard Tofu (or real egg) Salad
1 box firm organic tofu (drained) or 6 hardboiled eggs
2 heaping tablespoons vegan (or regular) mayo
2 heaping tablespoons of good quality German mustard
1-2 large pinches powdered mustard
Turmeric (for color if using tofu)
Dried dill weed to taste
Salt/pepper to taste
If using tofu: Boil water. Pour over drained tofu (to kill any bacteria) and let sit for 2 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Place in a bowl and mash.
If using eggs: Hopefully you know how to make a hard-boiled egg. Peel eggs when finished. Place in a bowl and mash.
Add mayo, mustard, and dry mustard. Add more mayo or prepared mustard to your taste. Add turmeric (a couple of good shakes, if using tofu) and add dill weed to your taste. Also salt and pepper. Again to your preference.
Jackie's Killer Bloody Mary
Very Veggie Low Sodium Organic Veggie Juice by Knudsen's (or good old V8 if you're hard up)
Olives (jalapeno stuffed is always nice)
1 jigger good quality vodka
Obviously, the quantity of all of the above depends on your taste. I happen to love spicy and strong so my jug o the good stuff is a nice full glass of juice, 1 tblsp Worcestershire sauce, 1-2 tablespoons horseradish, juice from a quarter of a fresh lemon, hot sauce, and a couple of delicious oil cured spicy olives. If you're using vodka, add it after combining all of the other ingredients (except olives).
Dinner is served! And you're actually awake enough to enjoy it. No toddlers or tipping required.