Posts Tagged ‘brunch’

Decorating for Mother’s Day Brunch

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

From lights to lazy susans, you can create a charming setting for the most perfect Mother’s Day brunch. Here are a few of our tips; share yours below in the comments!

We love the idea of a tea party for Mother’s Day. Of course, depending on what mom likes, you can serve champagne, coffee, iced tea or lemonade; tea party decor is just too elegant to go without. Whether you use a tea set of your own or incorporate a set into a gift for your mom, you can go casual or more formal with the tea cups, saucers and tea pot. Don’t forget napkins and a nice tablecloth, too.

Tea PartyAfternoon Tea

LED Green Leaf Brancha

Decorative lights can make a drab space dazzle and delight, and are low maintenance accents so you can set them and forget about them, until your mom comments on how beautiful they look. String lights can be easily hung in a plant, in glass jars or vases or a shelf in the dining room or furniture on a covered porch.

Milk Bottle String Lights

Leaf Branch Lights can fit right in with your centerpiece flowers or enhance a decorative vase on the table or elsewhere in the room, providing light and country charm throughout brunch. Their natural look creates a garden atmosphere as lovely as the brunch guest of honor.

Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.

Titian Wine Cabinet

For the food, we recommend using a hutch, a wine cabinet, a console table or simply a small side table to lay out the spread. Use decorative bowls, serving ware and platters in pastel or spring colors to brighten up the space and your main dishes, fruits, snacks and baked goods.

This tiered food stand is perfect if you don’t have a lot of space, or even if you do, and its rustic appearance give it a classic, antiqued look to complement the rest of your decor.

Don’t forget about the flowers! This is the most simple and easiest way to decorate for Mother’s Day brunch. Create bouquets of your mother’s favorite flowers, or opt for faux blooms that will stay fresh throughout the meal. You’re sure to have a beautifully decorative and delicious brunch, which will make this day for mom all the more special.

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Breakfast Pick-Me-Up Recipes

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Good morning, and welcome to a new year of the blog! To kick things off, we are starting with a recipe – rather, three recipes – that will jump-start your mornings and your year. Whether you have the entire morning, an hour or only a few minutes, you can enjoy breakfast and feel satisfied until lunch!

Breakfast Bar Set

All Morning

French Toast
Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 breakfast sausage patty,
    cooked/browned
  • 2 slices french toast
  • Maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Gently whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl. Add oil to a small frying pan, pour in the egg mixture and cook on medium-high heat, folding egg to make the shape of your French toast.
  2. Once egg is cooked, place browned sausage patty on top in the pan and slide onto one slice of your French toast. Top with second slice, and serve with maple syrup or alone.

One Hour

French Breakfast Muffins

Ingredients:

Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Topping

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Directions:

    Haeger Muffin Pan

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease muffin tin or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt, set aside.
  3. Stir together egg, milk and 1/3 cup melted butter; add to flour mixture and stir until just moistened
    – batter may be lumpy.
  4. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  5. When finished baking, remove muffins from oven and first dip their tops in 1/3 cup melted butter, then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve and enjoy!

A Few Minutes (make ahead)

Milk Bottle ClockPeanut Butter Breakfast Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup wheat germ, toasted
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed. Shape into bite-size balls and arrange in a storage container or plate, cover.
  2. Place in the freezer for about 1 hour, or until solid. Enjoy!

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Tuesday Recipe: Breakfast Casserole

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Yes, we did do a breakfast recipe last week, but this breakfast casserole dish is too good to pass over! And, this yummy recipe is perfect for a Sunday brunch – just in time for Easter this Sunday – or for a quick week-day breakfast. This particular recipe is a meaty one, but if you want to satisfy all food lovers, you can make an additional one with tomatoes, spinach, or green peppers. Get ready to dig in!

What you’ll need:Breakfast Casserole

  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 16 oz. refrigerated breakfast biscuits          (like Pillsbury biscuits)
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked red onion
  • 1/2 cup sausage
  • 1/2 cup bacon
  • Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
    2. Mix your eggs and milk in a large bowl. Tear each biscuit in half and add to the bowl, set aside.
    3. Cook and break up your sausage and bacon, add to the bowl along with the onion and cheese.
    4. Mix the ingredients together and pour into the pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, until the eggs are no longer runny and the biscuits are nicely browned. Enjoy!

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