Brunch is a favorite meal for many people, so you want to make your holiday brunch a delicious and fun experience for everyone. Most mornings during the week and even weekends, we don’t have time to sit down and enjoy a hot meal, so to relax and enjoy a yummy meal with loved ones or people you just enjoy hanging out with is a real treat !
To actually have time to linger over a mid-morning meal and engage in conversation instead of dealing with the hustle and bustle of big city transportation is a rare occasion and definitely one to be relished. So, as you plan your holiday brunch, keep in mind that this may be the only meal of its kind for many of your busy brunch guests, especially during the hectic holiday season !
1) Make as much food ahead of time as possible. Since brunch is the first meal of the day, there’s not as much time to prepare the dishes as there would be for a dinner party. If the thought of getting up at 4:00 a.m. to start preparing food for your 11:00 a.m. brunch does not sound appealing, then you must start the preparations before the actual date of the party. Foods that can be prepped ahead of time and then assembled and baked the morning of the brunch include croissants, sausage patties, cinnamon rolls, and scones. If you’re working with dough, you can usually freeze it ahead of time and then let it thaw out in the refrigerator the night before the brunch.
2) Keep your brunch simple. Your guests are not expecting a meal that would earn a five star rating. You’d be surprised at how much your guests will love the simple dishes you have prepared. You can make simple dishes elegant and make your guests feel special without slaving away in the kitchen for hours and hours. Breakfast wraps, pancakes, waffles and omelets are dishes that are simple yet spectacular when made properly. Find some great recipes for these culinary creations and wow your guests !
3) Offer something to eat right away as your guests are going to be hungry, especially if children are invited. Have something for your guests to snack on and sip while you finish preparing the main dishes. Some suggestions to keep those hunger pangs at bay include smoothies, fruit salad, fruit and dip, yogurt, nuts and bite-sized muffins.
Make your holiday brunch a hit by following these easy tips