Brunch Menu Ideas and Recipes for Christmas, Easter, New Years or Any Special Day!
These brunch menu ideas are a fun and cost effective way to celebrate a holiday or make any leisurely day special.
After an evening of ringing in the New Year, a late night on the town, or bringing in Christmas Eve, brunch is a welcomed and laid-back event that requires less effort than a dinner party.
Champagne left over from last night's party can be made into mimosas. To keep it simple, serve a fruit platter which can be made the day before and various breads or pastries.
For the main dish, our quiche lorraine recipe makes an easy entre that can serve several people.
A must to work into your New Year's brunch menu ideas: black-eyed peas. They're a symbol of health and wealth for the New Year.
A little forethought should go into preparing brunch, especially if you're planning a celebration the night before.
Set your table the day before. Simple dishes such as a fruit platter or fresh squeezed juice can also be prepared the day before.
New Year's Day brunch can be both decadent and simple to prepare with these fabulous recipes!
Our easy brunch menu ideas include:
For cooks looking for more challenging (but uber-delicious) options, visit our Savory French Crepe Recipe page or the Sweet Crepes Recipe page. These crepes work well for desserts or dinner, but they're also a good fit for a fancy brunch menu.
Cook potatoes in grease over medium heat until onions are translucent. Spread potato mixture evenly across the skillet. Add Kalamata olives if desired.
In a medium bowl whisk milk, eggs, and 1/2 of the parmesan cheese together. Add salt and pepper.
Pour over potato mixture and reduce heat to low. Cook for about five minutes until eggs are almost done.
Sprinkle remainder of the cheese over the eggs and finish in the oven for an additional 1-2 minutes under the broiler until cheese and eggs are just browned on top. Watch carefully that the eggs don't burn as the broiler can cook very fast.
Soak bread slices for about a minute and place soaked toast into the skillet. Lift edge of toast with a spatula to check when one side is done and flip to cook other side.
Toast can be kept warm in oven set at 200 degrees while making other slices. Provide butter, maple syrup or cinnamon sugar for a final touch.
Fruit platter with plain yogurt or creme fraiche:
Select several types of fresh fruit and berries that add a variety of color to your platter. Fruits such as strawberries, blackberries, kiwi, and fresh pineapple make a nice display. Offer creme fraiche or unsweetened plain yogurt to balance the sweetness of the fruit.