There are a few tips to keep in mind so you can ensure that everything goes smoothly when planning your perfect brunch menu. Whether you’re hosting friends, entertaining family from out of town, or for no reason at all you can provide everyone with tasty mid day treats.
Plan for your party size: If you are hosting a large gathering and doing all of the cooking yourself, it’s best to stick with dishes that feed many people and are quick and easy to prepare. For example, breakfast casseroles are easy to make and can feed a decent amount of people. Breakfast casseroles can be personalized with a variety of different ingredients, including eggs, sausage, bacon, or ham, vegetables, and melted cheese. Put a twist on the traditional bagel and lox by using New York Style Bagel Chips instead of classic bagels. Simple scrambled eggs are also a terrific menu item for your next brunch.
Perfect Bacon Always Wins: If you plan on making breakfast meat like bacon, you can cook larger portions in the oven. If you line your baking sheets with foil, cleaning up is a breeze. Bacon can be served as a side and it can be put on toast, croissants, or another type of bread.
Something Sweet: Waffles also make a wonderful brunch idea. You can easily make waffles for your family with a waffle iron. If you are hosting a large gathering, set up a waffle station for guests to create their own waffle dishes. Simply portion out waffle mix into small plastic cups, have a waffle iron handy, and make sure to provide lots of toppings. Include butter, syrup, fruit, and whipped cream. If you don’t plan on serving waffles, serve bread like toast, biscuits, or bagels.
Classics: Pastries and coffee cakes make appetizing choices as well. You can make your own the night before, or you can purchase pre-packaged versions that can be heated before serving.
Beverages: Finally, make sure you have several beverage options. Orange juice, milk, and plenty of hot coffee are great beverages to serve with your brunch. For adult guests, you can offer delicious mimosas.
If you’re planning a brunch, there’s no right or wrong way to go about it. You can pick and combine your own special recipes to use for your meal. The most important thing to remember when planning your menu is to include an array of options that everyone can enjoy.