Easy Weekend Brunch

Easy WEEKEND Brunch

Here’s how to serve all your overnight guests and really make them feel welcome and comfortable. I am someone who loves to have people over especially during the holidays but this idea would also be a nice treat to do for a friend that has let you stay with them. I gave this menu a trial the day after Thanksgiving to treat my sis (Hope), my mom, brother, boyfriend, a friend and of course my self and it was a huge hit! Now remember you should make things that you know your friends and family like. My family and I are not huge on greasy spoon type breakfasts so I tried to add healthy elements. Another helpful hint is to get your guests in the kitchen with you if you need help. I have found that people tend to hang out in the kitchen when I’m cooking anyway so have them give you a hand on the prep work and cooking if you need it. Alright girlfriends, my favorite brunch dishes include: fruit and yogurt parfait, mini blueberry pancakes, mini cheddar and broccoli omelets, avocado toast, and of course offered bacon and sausage to make everyone happy. Don’t forget to put on a pot of coffee and have some juice on ice. If you really want to treat your friend grab some champagne or sparkling white wine to make some mimosas!

Fruit, Yogurt and Granola Parfait

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
Start with these and store in the fridge while you’re getting everything else ready. You’ll need yogurt, either plain or a vanilla would work. If you get plain have some honey on hand to naturally sweeten it up a bit. Spoon some yogurt into pretty cups or wine glasses, then layer some fresh berries on top. I like using blackberries because they are tart. These are now ready for the fridge. When it’s time to eat sprinkle some granola on top. I used vanilla almond on mine.

Mini Pancakes with Blueberry sauce
These could not be easier, and this is one area where I like to get some help from a box and a can. Buy a boxed pancake mix (there are some that only require you to add water and stir). Follow the directions on the box and for the blueberry sauce just pick up blueberry topping in a can, it is sold with pie filling. Serve the sauce on the side along with some maple syrup.

Mini Cheddar Broccoli Omelets
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Get a larg mixing bowl and crack your eggs into it. Half a dozen eggs should allow you to make a batch of omelets. To these eggs add shredded cheddar cheese, broccoli cut into very small pieces, and salt and pepper. You will then need to spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Stir the omelet mixture and fill each muffin mold about 3/4 of the way full. Pop these guys in the oven and keep your eyes on them. They don’t take long! When they look like they have set up, pop one out and cut in half to check if they are finished cooking.

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Avocado Toast
This is another super easy one! Preheat your oven to 350. Slice up some Italian bread- not too thick and drizzle olive oil on the slices (one slice of bread should be enough per person). Spread the bread out on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. While the bread is crisping up take 1 or 2 avocados and cut them into small chunks or slices and place in a bowl. Add a touch of lemon juice and olive oil and mix together. The bread should take 10 minutes or less, you just want it to crisp up a little bit. Spoon the avocado mixture over the bread and sprinkle a tiny bit of chili powder on top. I know the chili powder sounds odd but it adds a touch of color and an interesting flavor.

You will need quite a few dishes and cooking tools so be prepared. Here’s a list of what you’ll need.
-cute plates to serve everything on
-cups for the parfait
-small bowl or gravy boat for the blueberry sauce
-mini muffin tin
-griddle or fry pan for the pancakes and another one if you’re making sausage and/or bacon
-cookie sheet for the Italian bread

Good luck and try one or two of these with your own recipes. I hope your friends and family like them as much as I do, and remember it’s the thought that counts so if you accidentally burn something or forget an ingredient don’t sweat it!


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