Good Morning and Happy Monday! In my last post on my Spring Tablescape, I promised y’all I’d share my Easter Brunch menu next.When I am hosting something, I spend hours looking through cookbooks and Pinterest searching for the best recipes to make that match my theme. I hardly ever run across a blog post that shares a full menu, so I thought I’d help you out and share a great brunch menu!
Since, my husband and I were hosting Easter Brunch at our house after church Sunday morning, I wanted to try to keep it simple, quick and easy to prepare. I also wanted dishes that presented well and made my table even more beautiful. So here is the menu I decided on:
Cheddar Chive Biscuits
A few years ago, my mom gave me The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays as a gift. I love this cookbook! The Pioneer Woman lays out a menu and recipes for all the major holidays. Her recipes are easy to follow and always turn out awesome. I usually look in here first when I am trying to find something special to make.
I actually have never made biscuits from scratch. They looked intimidating. I contemplated making homemade biscuits or being lazy and popping them in the oven from a can. I’m so glad I ended up making these, because they are so simple and easy! For an easy prep, I cut the butter and chives, and grated the cheese the night before. Then I made these before church so that my oven was free for later. Check out the recipe here.
Mini Pancake Stacks with Berries
I am a sweets for breakfast kind of girl, so it isn’t brunch for me without some kind of pancake, waffle, french toast or pastry. Who’s with me? This was super easy to do and looks so pretty put together. I whipped up some pancake batter and used a tablespoon to measure out my batter for each pancake to make them uniform. After the pancakes were cooked, we stacked 3-5 pancakes and topped it off with a strawberry, raspberry or blackberry and stuck a skewer in to keep it together. I had a three tiered tray that we used to serve these on. When all the pancake stacks were on the tray, I sprinkled each one with powdered sugar to top it off. They turned out even cuter than this photo. My husband actually stepped in halfway and took over pancake duty. He did a great job completing the vision!
So for all of you savory egg eaters, I found a super easy breakfast pie that has everything in it. Think of your favorite omelette, add hashbrowns, and then put it into a pretty pie shape. You now have breakfast pie! I was looking for some kind of quiche or egg dish, but I wanted to make it quick and easy. I also didn’t want to have to worry about cooking tons of bacon or sausage right before brunch, so this all in one dish was my solution. This pie starts off with a hashbrown crust.
The filling is eggs, milk and can be any of your favorite add-ins. I followed the recipe and went with red and green peppers, lots of onions, and bacon. For an easy prep, I made the bacon and chopped all my veggies the night before. It made it much easier and quicker to get this baby in the oven after church. Find the recipe here.
Yogurt Parfait Bar
Our go to breakfast any day of the week is a yogurt parfait. I love the sweetness of the fruit and the crunch of the granola all in one. I have another three tiered stand with bowls, so I thought why not make a parfait bar!? It’s light, refreshing, colorful and pretty when presented. I used my favorite Greek yogurt, mixed berries, and granola. Yum! Place some small bowls, individual trifle dish, or some small clear plastic cups next to the fillings to make it easy for guests to build their own parfait. This is also the perfect thing to give to guests when they ask what to bring. It’s easy for them to pick up and they don’t have to worry about trying to keep a dish warm.
When I hosted this brunch, I wasn’t planning on starting a blog two weeks later, so I don’t have the best of pictures. I promise to get better pictures for my next entertaining posts so that I can share with you!
What are your favorite brunch recipes? I’m always looking for new ones, so I’d love it if you shared below in the comments!