Monday, April 25, 2011

ladies who easter brunch

I use the term "ladies" loosely here. Particularly (and singularly) when referring to myself. You see, when the barometer abruptly hits 79 degrees Fahrenheit--albeit welcomed with arms wide open--and your oven is cranked up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit and you're buzzing around your apartment and you're joined by five other human beings who are also buzzing around your apartment, things tend to And not in a Girls Gone Wild type of way. I assure you. Although, clothing was admittedly removed. By yours truly. More than once.

Three times. I had to make a costume change three times over the course of one Easter Brunch. Why, you ask? Again. Things got HOT.

Even with the AC coursing an arctic chill on full blast, the lack of air circulation throughout my apartment failed to deliver any relief for my glistening--no, dewy--guests and me. So after a round of Kir Royales, we poured generous glasses of ice, cold Puerto Ricans (a light beer-based mimosa. don't ask. just try.) and kept 'em coming. What? Something had to cool Mama off.

And then we ate. And ate. And ate some more. Discomfort ensued. And then a round of Apples to Apples. And then? Well, then we ate again.

Happy Easter, "Ladies" and Gents!

[kir royales to toast the man]

[the handsome, albeit massive, spread]

[smoked salmon pizza with dilled sour cream and red onion]

[pizza with parmesan béchamel, sautéed mushrooms, spring onion, and egg]

[naughty, naughty, naughty things]

[a crème brulée donut that will make you--amongst many other things--blush]


bee and jay said...

Everything looks yummy!
Got a quick recipe for the Puerto Rican?

Sarah said...

best easter brunch i've been to in quite some time!

Kiira Leess said...

@bee and jay - admittedly, the puerto rican is equal parts light beer and fresh squeezed orange juice. had never heard of it prior to yesterday but it tastes pretty much exactly like a mimosa. only far less dangerous! (read: no next-day migraine) ;) cheers!

Erica said...

Kiira the parmesan béchamel pizza looks amazing! Do you have the recipe on the site for that? Thanks for continuing to post such yummy things!

Kiira Leess said...

@Erica - Thanks! It's a Tyler Florence recipe that my friend made. It's out of his new cookbook but I can't seem to find it on the Internet. I'll try and get a version for you soon!


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