When work schedules dictate that you serve more dinners than you eat, you find your attention turning toward breakfasts and brunches.
For the past year or so, it has been a regular routine for Mike and Melissa to enjoy Sunday Morning brunch at Abode 212 prior to opening The Burlington Place at 11:00. Typically, the monthly line-up varies from something that serves well with a Mimosa or an orange beer or alternatively, something that pairs well with a Bloody Mary.
With holiday vacationing taking up a decent amount of food preparation energy, December ended up being a month of only two brunches, both of which featured the same meal since it was joyfully consumed the first time and the second time it was to be shared with family the morning of Christmas Eve Day. The concept is stupidly simple and easy to execute and wildly customizeable to your tastes or refrigerator ingredients.
1 Dozen Rolls (Sweet Hawaiian, recommended)
Sliced Deli Meat, Cooked Bacon and/or other Breakfast Meat
Sliced Cheese (about 10-12 slices)
Scrambled Eggs (I typically scramble 6-8 eggs for 1 dozen rolls)
1/4 cup melted Butter
1 Tablespoon Mustard (I've been using a brown-horseradish version that's LOVELY)
1 1/2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
Without breaking apart each roll, simply slice through the middle of your dozen rolls. Layer in meat, cheese and scrambled eggs (veggies could most definitely be added if you so desire - you can also double up on cheese...because, well, CHEESE!) Place the top on the rolls over layers of proteins. Melt butter and mix in mustard and brown sugar, spread over top of rolls (this will make for farely buttery fingers while eating, so if you'd prefer, you can mix up the sauce and spread on the inside of the rolls.) Let rolls sit for 30 minutes before covering in foil and heating for 15-20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Serve with a killer Bloody Mary and you'll be sure to have a most enjoyable brunching experience.