I love brunch. I love going to restaurants with my friends and drinking bottomless mimosa’s. It a great way to spend a Sunday morning! I also love to host a brunch. To me, it is the simplest way to host friends. I make most of the food the day before, and just heat and serve in the morning. Brunch is a great time to try a new recipe, but it is also perfectly acceptable to opt-in some store prepared foods.
I started with flowers. They are so welcoming and really make an event feel special. ( Even when its COVID small)
I made simple foods but I presented them in a new way.
Not a great cook but still love to host? This is certainly where you can take shortcuts. You don’t want to make mini pancakes? Buy them in the freezer section. They will still taste great and present well and no one will be the wiser.
I try to make something for every palate. I made three versions of mini quiches. One with spinach, one with bacon, and one with just cheese. I made hash brown “haystacks” with nothing but potato, cheese and scallions. A food that could not be any more simple but still presents itself as just a little bit fancy.
I also keep the drinks flowing but I do not go overboard. You do not need to have a full bar. You do not even need to have both mimosa’s and bloody Mary’s. Choose one, and make it fun. People will still love it. For this brunch I opted for mimosa’s with orange and grapefruit juices. I also bought fizzy pink lemonade and blood orange lemonade. It allows your guests to still have a special drink even if they choose not to imbibe.
Let’s not forget the most important part! Everyone needs a little something sweet at brunch!!! I went store bought here and purchased these mini cheesecakes. I made a lemon curd to add to the tops of a few of them and garnished the others with chocolate shavings and raspberries. It gives your guests an excuse to eat more than one!
The main thing you need to remember when hosting a brunch is that you should enjoy it also! Set up your bar as self serve. Make as much food the night before as you can. Set up stations where people can help themselves and then grab yourself some champagne and enjoy your company!