Blog Party 8: Brunch: Worth Getting Up Late For.
I know you've been waiting...with breath that is bated...for the next Blog Party theme to be announced. Well, who am I to deprive you of your fun? No, really; who am I???
This month, Blog Party is taking it easy. Sleeping in a little later than usual.
This March, we're having...Brunch.
If you're anything like me...and for your sake, I hope you're not...you love breakfast foods, but hate getting up early enough to enjoy it.
We'll occasionally have eggs and toast, or pancakes, for dinner. I'll have an egg, cheese and fake bacon-bagel sandwich for lunch.
But I can't stand getting up at six or seven...well, for anything...but especially to cook and then eat breakfast.
No, I firmly believe the day should not, by law, begin until ten. And I also believe that breakfast food should be available 24 hours a day!
So this month, we're making our little bites from breakfast dishes. Bite-sized quiches and frittatas, tiny cups of fruit salad...mimosas, champagne cocktails!
Create all your favorite breakfast foods, but in appetizer form. Small bites, for breakfast...at night!
Hang on...you're a late riser, and you have no idea what this 'Blog Party' business is all about? Lemme 'splain.
Blog Party is a virtual cocktail party for food bloggers. It's a chance to make those little bites and fantastic drinks we all love, but never make. Blog Party is about taking time for us: setting aside some time to cook (which, clearly, we all love), to prepare appetizers we want to eat but never get around to. And best of all, it's about getting together, albeit via the Web, with like-minded friends.
On the first day of each month, I announce a theme for Blog Party. Past themes have included Tiki, Big Game Night, and Holiday.
Food bloggers who want to join in have the next few weeks to think up or find recipes to go with the theme. One of the 'rules' for Blog Party is that each guest is to 'bring' both an hors d'oeurves and a drink, in accordance with the theme.
Make the foods and cocktails/mocktails you'd love to have at your own party. Better yet? Host a real cocktail party!
Either way, make your dishes and post your entry (with pictures, preferably) to your blog. Post at any time. Send me your links by the third Thursday of the month (email address is provided below). That Saturday, I post a round-up...though we like to think of it as introducing our guests, and the amazing food they've brought along.
In addition, I also include some party tips: decorating ideas and sources, as well as themed-music selections.
By the end of the night, we've all made some friends and discovered new recipes. And frankly, had a good time without all the calories. And Best of all, you can add the new dishes to your own cocktail party repertoire!
Now, for the 'rules'.
What, in my opinion, qualifies as cocktail food:
- Finger foods: anything that can be picked up, carried around and eaten with one hand...the use of the second hand as crumb catcher is perfectly acceptable
- Dippers: vegetables, crackers, bread, chips, breadsticks and any inventive foods which are used for scooping or spreading dips and uh...spreads
- Miniature meals: by this, I mean a normal-sized dish, cut or displayed as individual servings. A quiche, cut into small enough pieces to be eaten in less than four bites would be accepted.
So, down-size your early morning favorites, taste-test a few breakfast-y cocktails, and join us this month for Blog Party 8: Brunch!
Post your dishes no later than 16 March...early is always good...and get your links to me either by posting in the comments, or by emailing me at thehappysorceress at gmail dot com. I'll post the party round-up Saturday, 18 March, and I hope to see you there!
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