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Easter Brunch

Any cute ideas for a spread?

OR... menu item ideas... we are thinking of having our families over at 11-12ish and i'm not sure whether to take the breakfast-food or lunch-food route?

Re: Easter Brunch

  • I'm doing both for brunch (and i have brunch menu ideas in my blog if you want..) but here's my tentative menu:

    -hot crossed buns
    -biscuits and croissants
    -whipped butter, marmalade and fresh strawberry preserves
    -herb scrambled eggs
    -glazed ham
    -cheese and fruit plate
    -arugula salad
    roasted leg of lamb
    -new potatoes and asparagus
    -strawberry cheesecake
    -chocolate cupcakes
    -carrot cake cookies
    -sugar cookies

  • image katie102006:

    I'm doing both for brunch (and i have brunch menu ideas in my blog if you want..) but here's my tentative menu:

    -hot crossed buns
    -biscuits and croissants
    -whipped butter, marmalade and fresh strawberry preserves
    -herb scrambled eggs
    -glazed ham
    -cheese and fruit plate
    -arugula salad
    roasted leg of lamb
    -new potatoes and asparagus
    -strawberry cheesecake
    -chocolate cupcakes
    -carrot cake cookies
    -sugar cookies

     

    YUM!

  • awww, thank you! :) hopefully it will be if I'm lucky. :)
  • We call ours brunch, but I think it's really a late morning breakfast.  We have cheesy scrambled eggs, regular & peppered thick cut bacon from our favorite butcher, fresh fruit, fresh homemade blueberry struessel muffins, and fresh homemade orange cranberry scones.  Everyone loves it, so we've not changed the menu in 3 years now.

  • thanks girls! the ideas all sound great :)
  • We are doing a Brunch too!

    Spinach and Bacon Quiche
    Egg Casserole
    Baked French Toast
    Spinach Salad
    Roasted Asparagus
    Ham
    Blueberry Muffins
    Fruit

    Dessert: 
    Lemon Curd Trifle with Fresh Berries
    Carrot Cake

  • image katie102006:

    I'm doing both for brunch (and i have brunch menu ideas in my blog if you want..) but here's my tentative menu:

    -hot crossed buns
    -biscuits and croissants
    -whipped butter, marmalade and fresh strawberry preserves
    -herb scrambled eggs
    -glazed ham
    -cheese and fruit plate
    -arugula salad
    roasted leg of lamb
    -new potatoes and asparagus
    -strawberry cheesecake
    -chocolate cupcakes
    -carrot cake cookies
    -sugar cookies

     

    Wow!  Can we come over??!  Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • I wish we were doing brunch instead of late lunch.  I am feeling overwhelmed because I am at a loss as to what side dishes to make!
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  • image Whirlgirl01:

    We call ours brunch, but I think it's really a late morning breakfast.  We have cheesy scrambled eggs, regular & peppered thick cut bacon from our favorite butcher, fresh fruit, fresh homemade blueberry struessel muffins, and fresh homemade orange cranberry scones.  Everyone loves it, so we've not changed the menu in 3 years now.

    do you use Barefoot Contessa's recipe?  Just made those on Friday - so good!

  • image Gia&Chuck22308:
    I wish we were doing brunch instead of late lunch.  I am feeling overwhelmed because I am at a loss as to what side dishes to make!


    What main are you serving? A ham? a roast chicken? lamb?

    Side dish ideas could be:
    A spring salad
    Arugula pesto pasta with tomatoes and parm
    Asparagus with lemon
    Roasted new potatoes and carrots
    Carmelized onion and goat cheese tart
    Croissant sandwiches
    Desserts like cookies, cakes, cheesecake bites, etc.

    (All of thos recipes should be in my blog if you need, too) :)

  • image Heather&Ben:
    image Whirlgirl01:

    We call ours brunch, but I think it's really a late morning breakfast.  We have cheesy scrambled eggs, regular & peppered thick cut bacon from our favorite butcher, fresh fruit, fresh homemade blueberry struessel muffins, and fresh homemade orange cranberry scones.  Everyone loves it, so we've not changed the menu in 3 years now.

    do you use Barefoot Contessa's recipe?  Just made those on Friday - so good!

    It's a recipe my Mom found, but I think it's from Barefoot Contessa.  The blueberry muffins are her recipe though and they are so yummy.

     

  • i have 15 people coming at noon and i am calling it brunch

     Menu (i posted somewhere above too)

    Honey baked Ham
    Polish Sausage and Kraut (a tradition!)
    Bake Spinach and Gruyere Cheese
    Egg, Cheese, and Sausage Casserole
    Cider Glazed Carrots
    Haricot Verts with Tomatos
    Roasted Potatos
    Piergoi
    Tossed Salad and Deviled Eggs
    Rolls
    Lamb Shaped Cake pound cake with berries
    Shaped Sugar Cookies
    Carrot Cake upcakes

  • We're hosting a VERY simplified brunch consisting of two different egg casseroles. One will have veggies in it and one will be meat. We're also serving different muffins, mixed fruit, bacon, and making waffles. It's at 10:30 so it's really just a late breakfast in preparation for Easter dinner later on.

    Your menus sound amazing though! Some of those ideas inspired me for wanting to host another brunch in the near future. Yum!

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