How to Host the Perfect Brunch
Updated: May 31, 2022
Brunch does not have to be stressful nor a hassle. With a little planning and preparation, brunch can be a most delightful way to start the day. Admittadly, the best part of brunch is sleeping in. We want to share some ideas that allow the host and hostess to slumber a little later as well. Brunch is easer to host than a formal dinner party because most of the food can be prepared ahead of time. Breakfast food is extremely versatile with regards to presentation. You might think it means getting up before dawn to get everything ready, but we will show you how to prepare everything ahead of time. A little warming the morning of your brunch will allow your guests to enjoy a hot meal coupled with a variety of flavors to tempt the most finicky pallet. Planning ahead is key to a stress-free brunch. No one wants to be in the kitchen when all your guests are socializing in another room. We like to utilize a buffet style which keeps you from serving everyone. The perfect bruch encourages conversation and fellowship. Our goal is to share recipes, tips, and tricks to host a stress free and delicious bruch by the end of March. You will be ready to host your own bruch before you know it. April 4, 2021 is just around the corner. Give these recipes a try and let us know what you think.
Brunch typically occurs on Saturday or Sunday around 10:00 a.m. depending on the event. Personally, I like to invite guests to arrive about 30 minutes before the meal will be served. This allows time for conversation before the meal and it allows those later arrivals to slide in unnoticed.
Brunch is all about the food. There are typically five food categories which include savory, sweet, bread, fruit, and beverages. The most important task is to choose a menu that incorporates all the categories. Next, create a grocery list. We like to test any new recipes beforehand. Each week during March we will take one food category and explore some options. We will also add in some extra nonfood content to help you host a successful brunch.
This week we will start with the main course. Eggs are synonymous with bruch. Our favorite is a Broccoli and Cheese Quiche. Asparagus or leeks are easy substitutions in this recipe if broccoli doesn't call your tastebuds to the table.
Individual portions egg muffins are a good option to entice a variety of guests. We have 3 variations to give our most discerning guests menu options. These are perfect to make the day before and warm before guests arrive.
A heartier dish will call some cooks and we recommend the Egg Hashbrown Casserole. It has a hashbrowns base with eggs baked right in. Add red and green peppers to give this delicious dish some color and a slash of flavor.
These savory main dishes can be made in advance and baked prior to serving a hearty warm brunch. Most importantly, you will have time to spend time with your guests, sleep a littler later and share some special memories with the folks you cherish. Check back each Tuesday in March. We have an abundance of ideas and recipes to host the perfect brunch.