10 Stress-Free Brunch Tips
It’s finally the weekend and you can’t wait to catch up with friends and family over a yummy brunch! Don’t go out, have an informal brunch at home. Let me help you prepare the tastiest meal with 10 stress-free brunch tips to help you enjoy your Saturday brunch as much as your guests!
- Set your table the day before and think of things you can make ahead of time so you’re only preparing one or two dishes the morning of the brunch.
- Decorate the table with fresh fruits to add color. Use slices of ruby red grapefruit, lemons, or green apples floating in a tall cylinder vase with short stem flowers for a fresh look.
- Consider a bright, white wine such as a dry Riesling, Pino Grigio, or Sauvignon blanc.
- If you’re making French toast, try a buttery challah bread or brioche. Add crushed cornflakes for an awesome crunch crust.
- When making an egg casserole, whisk your eggs for 2–3 full minutes to incorporate air to create a lighter, fluffier casserole.
- Don’t forget about savory dishes when preparing for a brunch. Salad with a light vinaigrette, quiche, cold cuts, and salmon pair beautifully with muffins, cinnamon rolls and pancakes.
- When storing pancakes in a covered dish for a brunch, place a plain piece of bread on top to absorb any condensation that forms on the lid.
- Add 1 part OJ to 2 parts ice tea for a refreshing mid-morning drink.
- You can easily add chopped fresh herbs to whipped cream cheese to take it up a notch for your morning brunch. Walnuts and honey also add an element of sweet to the typically savory spread.
- Try preparing the desserts in small bite-sized portions for brunch—think pudding in shot glasses or bite-sized cookies. You’d be surprised at how many people indulge when they think they are just taking a ‘bite’ of dessert.
Fix our easy challah French toast the night before and bake it the next morning while getting dressed. It’s a delicious way to start the day!
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