So, I put together a nice little brunch-esque buffet last night. Sweet potato pancakes, maple turkey and applewood bacon hash, ginger pear sauce with vanilla bean, orange spiced butter and warm real maple syrup (get the Grade B - it's got far more flavor, and is about $10 cheaper per 8 oz.) For our beverage, I made a mulled cider with chai teabags, orange slices, a little piece of vanilla bean and some candied ginger in a really good organic apple cider. I let that simmer for a bit and then sit for a couple of hours. That was served hot with a shot of good bourbon, Bulleit. Some candles on the table, and I thought I had the romance in the bag... forgetting it was Monday, and there was football on. Oh well, nothing and no one is perfect, but the food rocked. If you'd like recipes, let me know. I'm happy to share!