Gastroporn Menu – April.2013 (“Delusions of Grandeur”)

Never let it be said that I didn’t know how to plan a party.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m planning my 25th birthday party (or rather my Silver Jubilee as I prefer to call it). Of course, I almost never get to have my birthday parties close to my actual birthday. Some people would take this a sign to just do something small or try again some other time. But not me. Nooooope. If I can’t have a party near my actual birthday I’m going to create a whole different holiday to make sure I get my party quota in.

My birthday is in March but I’ll be out of town all week. The weekend after that I’m working and the weekend after that… Works!

So this month (which is not my birth month) I’m using the Gastroporn Menu to help plan my Silver Jubilee Tea. I’m expecting around 30-35 guests but the number could be anywhere from 20-45 at this point. The menu is mostly finger foods and drinks (including tea of course). Since this is a very real and going-to-happen party menu I need to keep in mind that if items can be made ahead: Great!

I title this menu:

Delusions of Grandeur

Savory Nibbles:

  • Mini-Quiches
  • Tea Sandwiches
  • Vegetarian sliders
  • Crostini
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Baked brie w/Crackers

Sweet Bites:

  • Macarons
  • Scones with Devonshire cream and jam
  • Profiteroles
  • Cupcakes (Instead of a cake)

Tea & Coffee Bar


Because Breakfast Should Never Be Half-Assed (Day 5)

Overnight Cranberry Coffee Cake

“Overnight Cranberry Coffee Cake” from

Thursdays are the last day that I work for the week. Since I work at an SDA institution it means that Fridays are a half day (to give people time to get ready for Sabbath). I work late on Monday nights so that I just don’t have to come in at all on Fridays. Usually this means that I stay up late or spend the time catching up on sleep but in honor of the “Make Ahead” Breakfast project I think I might be able to put this together so that on Friday morning we’ll all have something nice to eat. This also means that whenever I feel like waking up on Friday morning I won’t have to spend much time waiting for food. I can just make my first coffee of the weekend and wait for this “Overnight Cranberry Coffee Cake” to bake.