Tuesday, October 9. 2018
Brunch feels like a decadent weekend thing, you know? Also, if you entertain in the morning, your company will leave and you will still have time to veg out – ha! Also, I like to make sure my weekends feel different than my weeks, you know? I love making breakfast food but the beauty of brunch is really that you can combine breakfast and lunch foods and you can do whatever you want, really. You can do strictly breakfast food or you can do little ham sliders and salad and maybe an egg dish and a salad and something sweet. I like to do something with eggs, something sweet, and then just whatever I feel like to go with those.
I hosted a fall themed brunch for my two college besties last Friday because we were all off work. I prefer to entertain on my patio when weather permits, but you can do your set up wherever you like.
I decided to bring some of my indoor decor out. I didn’t buy anything new. In fact, I forgot to buy napkins, so I just folded up paper towels. These are your friends, remember? They won’t judge!
Crustless quiche – 6 eggs, about a half cup milk, whatever cheese you have, a can of green chiles -bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until set in middle. I used a glass pie plate.
Everything hash browns – follow package directions but add Everything but the bagel seasoning at end and a touch of shredded cheese
French toast – use the Trader Joe’s brioche loaf and just google French toast – super easy and I kept warm in oven
Fruit – I did strawberries and grapes because that’s what I had
Cheese – I did Trader Joe’s merlot soaked cheese because that’s what I had
Mini lemon muffins – bought at grocery
Pumpkin brownies – bought at TJ’s
Brie with pumpkin in puff pastry – let your puff party defrost for about 30 minutes on counter then roll out. I used a half a sheet only. I just cut it. Add a small thing of Brie in middle. I smushed it down and took off white rind. Add a couple of spoonfuls of pumpkin butter on top and then wrap puff around and I tried to make it shaped like a pumpkin! Brush with egg white and bake for 20ish minutes at 350. You could do quiche and Brie at same time. People, this is a keeper! I’m putting this on my Thanksgiving list to make for one or both of our family gatherings!
Mimosas – fill glass about half full with o.j. then top with bubbly.
Maple Leaf Bourbon Cocktail – I didn’t make this for my brunch, but…
In my Hello Monday post here, I told you about this cocktail. My friend B sent me the recipe to share. Thanks B!
2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. maple syrup
I think this would work well for brunch, too. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?
I can’t wait to have my next brunch! I recommend that you buy a few things and don’t try to make it all. People also love to contribute, so feel free to delegate something – perhaps the fruit?
Let me know if you try it!
P.S. If you need entertaining inspiration, check out my post here.