Blood orange mimosas are coming the cafe tomorrow. Say what? Yeah. I said it. We've got a liquor license and we're not afraid to use it. We did a mini-test run of this treat this morning and we've decided to bring it full throttle for tomorrow morning; just in time for Sunday's Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas. You know, sometimes it feels good to be this bad.
In other exciting news we had a memorably great Plate Special this morning: The Dixie.
While Dixie's time and place on the weekend brunch menu has sadly now since passed, I am pleased to inform you that not all hope is lost. As if the Blood Orange Mimosas and Pancakes weren't enough, Mom has whipped up a batch of her famous Cream of Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup. I grew up on this soup as a young child and I am convinced it gave me special powers over the years. Every time she makes it I am instantly transported back to my childhood kitchen table, sitting wedged in-between my mom and sister, all of us using the edge of the spoon to scrape the bowls of soup clean, with my dad always leading the charge. To this day I can't help but stick my paws in her soup pot and fish out the red potatoes during the cooking process. So velvety and warm...It really is that good. See for yourself.