Brunch food display

Chloe’s Inspiration ~ Brunch

Brunch is eaten between breakfast and lunch and is a combination of both of them.  Brunches can be a lovely and a less expensive way of entertaining than a dinner party or cocktail party; and often easiest to serve buffet style. Mimosas or a Bloody Mary are the popular brunch beverages.  Brunch breakfast foods often include an egg dish, sweet breads or pastries, fruits, and breakfast meats.  You would want to add at least one dish considered more of a lunch food, perhaps a pasta dish.

Brunch food display

This is a lovely brunch display of vegetable frittata, lox and bagels, chicken sausages and fruit salad.

Portobello strata, with mushrooms, eggs, onion, cheddar cheese, goat cheese and more!

A strata, frittata, or quiche is one of the easiest ways to serve an egg dish for a brunch, and is also something you can generally make ahead of time for ease of preparation and presentation.

Pancakes for a crowd to serve for a brunch

To prepare pancakes ahead of time, cook them as you normally would, and stack them between sheets of parchment paper and store them in the refrigerator, or freeze them.  To reheat, cover the [thawed] stack of pancakes loosely with aluminum foil and place them in a preheated oven to 275 degrees for ten to fifteen minutes.

Fruit, cheese and cracker display for a Sunday Brunch

Your fruit or fruit and cheese display are your opportunity to make an impression on your guests.

Delicious quick breakfast buns or pastries for a brunch

Quick breakfast buns are a great addition to any Brunch menu.

Bloody Mary Cocktail garnished with celery, lime and a rim of spicy salt and pepper

Bloody Mary for Brunch

Mimosas with festive garnish

Mimosas with festive garnish.

Brunch is a great way to gather friends and family after a religious celebration, such as a First Communion, Baptism, or Confirmation.  Brunch is also a great way to gather friends for a midday Bridal Shower or Baby Shower.  Make sure if you are hosting a brunch that you offer a variety of both breakfast and lunch foods, and enough food to satisfy the appetites of your guests.  I would love to share your favorite brunch recipes!  Enjoy planning a brunch sometime soon!

~ Chloe

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