Slightly Offbeat Brunch Ideas
Brunch The term “brunch” was first coined in 1895 to describe a Sunday meal for Saturday night carousers. It is a combination of breakfast and lunch and typically does not require the brunch chef to get up early on...
The term “brunch” was first coined in 1895 to describe a Sunday meal for Saturday night carousers. It is a combination of breakfast and lunch and typically does not require the brunch chef to get up early on a Sunday morning. Brunch usually includes a variety of breakfast foods, but for the adventurous brunch participant, it can also include foods from any meal including snacks and desserts.
Keeping brunch simple will prevent the chef du jour from getting up at the crack of dawn to serve a meal late morning. It is helpful to have others pitch in with the preparation chores or to prepare the elements of the brunch the day before. There is nothing wrong with using prepared foods to include in the menu and certainly nothing wrong with hiring a chef to prepare brunch in its entirety.
If the decision is to go with a DIY brunch, there are a few out of the box Brunch Ideas to consider and add to your brunch menu.
Instead of the standard scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and ham brunch offerings why not go with the breakfast pizza? It is easy to prepare and can be eaten just like pizza. The basic recipe includes using prepared crescent roll dough pressed together to form a crush and topped with prepared scrambled egg mix, precooked and chopped bacon, sausage or ham and precooked home fries. Top with shredded cheese and Picante sauce and cook in a 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Let the breakfast pizza cool for about 5 minutes and cut into whatever size pieces are desired and serve.
English muffins will take on a whole new meaning when topped with pulled pork and a dab of barbeque sauce, garlic roasted chicken and a dab of butter sauce or seafood salad with a dab of cocktail sauce. For vegetable lovers, top English muffins with chopped, cooked asparagus or broccoli and drizzle with cheese sauce.
Peanut butter and jelly fans of all ages will enjoy a peanut butter and jelly pancake rollup. Prepare your favorite pancake batter and add in a tablespoon of peanut butter, creamy or chunky, for every pancake the batter will make. For instance, if the batter will make 10 pancakes, use 10 tablespoons of peanut butter. In a greased pan, cook the pancakes, about 6 inches in diameter, until golden brown. While still warm, spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the pancake and a layer of the favored jelly. Fold or roll the pancake and enjoy.
A sumptuous brunch dessert idea is a warm sticky bun topped with butterscotch glaze or chocolate topping. It is the Sunday morning sundae without the ice cream. Sticky buns can be made from scratch or purchased from the local bakery and drizzled with warm butterscotch or chocolate sauce.
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