Thursday, January 14, 2016

Easy Brunch for Playoff Weekend

Pancakes and Sausage
Make It Yourself Bloody Mary 
Bloody Mary

Blueberry Muffins

There's a lot of football watched on weekends at our cabin and I am always looking for an easy way to provide great food without a lot of fuss, so I can enjoy myself with our family and friends.  Brunch is a favorite meal of mine to plan and serve. Here are a few easy steps that won't stress you out.  It is all about relaxing and enjoying the moment. 

1.  Plan ahead as much in advance as possible.  When you get free time during the week, make muffins, quick breads, or cakes and freeze in freezer ziplock bags.  It's a time saver to use a mix and will taste delicious!  Have butter, jams and jellies on hand and ready to serve.   

2.  Make up pitchers of chilled drinks instead of individual drinks.  Bloody Mary's, sangria, orange juice and a pot or two of fresh coffee makes it easy to do it yourself. Setting up a drink area or drink station in a corner of the kitchen or on a small table will help prevent the eating area from seeming crowded.  

3. Toss together a bowl of fresh cut fruit.  Our family loves blueberries and they can be found all year long now.  Put fresh blueberries in your favorite waffle or pancake recipe and you have fabulous!  A great time saver is to make them ahead of time, allow to cool for 15 minutes or so, and freeze in freezer bags until ready to use.  Can be reheated on a foil lined pan at 300 for approximately 10-15 minutes or until warm.  Cover lightly with foil to prevent overheating and drying out.    

4.  Don't forget jams, jellies, syrups, butters, cream and sugar for coffee.  Provide  chilled champagne to make a mimosa with their orange juice.  

                   Enjoy yourself and happy weekend....


1 comment:

  1. Nobody makes an egg casserole like you! And those muffins...delicious!