Sparkling Pomegranate And Rosemary Christmas Cocktail
Looking for a cockail recipe that can be boozy or not?
Wait until you try my good friend Michele from Vintage Home Designs sparkling pomegranate and rosemary Christmas cocktail that is light, refreshing, and fun to serve for a late breakfast or brunch.
I love how she served this pretty beverage too!
Isnt that so fun?
Make Ahead Blueberry Muffins
I dont know about you, but blueberry muffins can solve ALL the worlds problems theyre my favorite comfort food!
Its also my go to recipe when cooking breakfast for a group of ladies they all love them at church!
These make ahead blueberry breakfast muffins are so moist and delicious and are a great choice for your brunch or family gathering breakfast.
Substitutions For This Recipe
Potatoes: I like to use frozen hash browns, but you can use any type of potatoes. Sometimes if I dont want to cook my own vegetables, I will use the Potatoes OBrien mix with peppers and onions. You can also use fresh potatoes, just make sure to slice or dice them thinly so they cook in the right amount of time.
Veggies: My favorite veggie combo in this easy breakfast casserole recipe is red pepper and onion. However, Ive used many other combos when I dont have those on hand. Ive used broccoli and tomatoes, zucchini and peppers, spinach and mushrooms, or just whatever I have in the fridge. If you use spinach and onion, try using mozzarella or Swiss cheese instead of cheddar so yummy!
Meat: Any breakfast meat tastes great in this breakfast casserole recipe. I like using maple-flavored sausage, but sometimes I use the spicy kind to kick things up a notch. You can also use bacon, ham, chorizo, or no meat at all for a vegetarian option.
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What Is A Breakfast Board
A Breakfast Board is simply a variety of breakfast or brunch foods that are beautifully arranged on a board or platter. It can be themed around a specific type of food like waffles for example or it can include a variety. They can be small and simple or fancy and elaborate super versatile!
A breakfast board also goes by many other names. Some of the other terms used include: breakfast charcuterie, breakfast grazing platter, brunch board and brunch platter. Regardless of what you call it, they are such a fun way to serve breakfast or brunch.
Family Reunion Food Ideas For A Brunch Party
Whoever invented the idea of brunch deserves a special commendation. Who doesnt love eating fancy breakfast foods, especially if they are served with mimosas?
Brunch is the perfect time of the day to have a family gathering. Its early enough to allow you to spend the entire day together. A late lunch may be all you need to satisfy everyone for the rest of the day.
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Tips For Baking Breakfast Casserole
First things first, make sure you spray your baking dish with cooking spray. The eggs will stick to the bottom if you dont. In my oven, this bakes up in about 50-60 minutes, but it may vary slightly in other kitchens. If you see that the edges are browning faster than the middle, you can add some tin foil around the edges to keep it from burning. Another way to avoid burning is to turn down the temperature of the oven and allow the casserole to cook a little longer. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers. They heat up great in the microwave!
This recipe is so versatile. Here are some more tips to customize it or make it even easier:
Easy Breakfast Casserole Recipe
This easy breakfast casserole recipe is a hostess dream. It goes together quickly, easily, and can be prepared ahead for weekend guests. Make this hearty and delicious recipe for brunch entertaining or when youre hosting overnight guests. Theres no pre-cooking required. Just combine, cover, and cook. You can even make it for weeknight dinner too!
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Family Breakfast Ideas And Brunch Recipes For The Holidays
Hosting family or friends for the holidays and looking for tasty food ideas to serve? Wait until you try these delicious family breakfast ideas and brunch recipes!
With special occasions like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Eve on the horizon, the perfect way to start the day is with a delicious breakfast or brunch.
Now I say breakfast or brunch because some families start their days a little earlier than others to make it breakfast.
But my family has traditionally been late sleepers, so for us, the most important meal of the day is brunch. LOL!
And especially on Christmas morning, we move a lot slower than most families, even when hosting guests.
So todays post will share lots of delicious recipes and ideas that can be served for breakfast foods and brunches.
Wait until you see these family breakfast ideas and brunch recipes for the holidays.
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Zesty Pistachio Cream Cheese Veggie Spread
My good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse made this yummy pistachio cream cheese veggie spread that sounds easy to make and packs some personality.
Im not really surprised because she makes some tasty dishes that have a little kick to them, so this one is no exception.
Youve got to try this one. If you love pistachios, its a winner.
What Is A Good Big Breakfast Idea To Feed A Crowd
A Big Family Breakfast can sometimes be challenging to pull off every morning. Starting with some easy-to-make sheet pan meals or even some casseroles is certainly one way of feeding your crowd a good Big Breakfast and FAST!
Egg Potato Breakfast Bowl Bake is a hearty breakfast with eggs, potatoes, sausage, and cheese as the main ingredients. Its a throw together breakfast that also works great as a freezer meal!
Cheese and Sausage Breakfast Pizza is made in the oven with a cresent dough crust and eaten with salsa on the side. It certainly can be made into a mega size for your family.
Breakfast Sliders For a Large Family are an instant family favorite! These are made with limited cooking time and easy-on-hand ingredients to feed your crowd quickly!
Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole is a big breakfast classic! Perfect for a large family, it has everything you need for a good breakfast!
Cinnamon French Toast Sticks for the Freezer can also be frozen ahead of time to make your meal even easier.
Top 8 Easy Breakfast Ideas
Start your day off the right way with a yummy breakfast! This is a list of my favorite breakfast ideas that are perfect for the family all year round.
Mornings are difficult when you have a lot of kids who all have different schedules. Having plenty of breakfast ideas on deck is the best way to make sure everyone gets a good start to the day. Protein in the mornings is so good for you and will help fuel your energy. All of these recipes I have included below are very easy to make and your family will love them! Never skip a breakfast ever again and check out these go-to meals of mine.
Make Ahead Hashbrown Casserole
You simply cant go wrong with hashbrowns and CHEESE for a quick and easy make ahead breakfast for any crowd.
Cheesy potatoes for breakfast potluck or served at a brunch?
Wait DOUBLE cheese!
Oh yessssss! That makes everyone happy!
This is our favorite hash brown casserole recipe ever =)
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Make Ahead French Toast Casserole
Oh my, this next make ahead breakfast casserole is SOOOOOO GOOD!
If you love banana bread and you love french toast, this clever breakfast casserole recipe will soon be one of your favorites!
Perfect breakfast or brunch idea you can easily make the night before to save time in the morning when you have guests or its a Holiday morning.
Add A Brunch Drink To The Menu
No, we’re not talking about bottomless mimosas or Bloody Mary cocktails. Since there’s no hot rush to get out the door to beat the school bell or make it to work meetings on time, use your weekend family breakfasts to make the most of your extra time around the table with a special sip. We’re fond of blending up a batch of Bill’s Easy 2-Ingredient Orange Julius or a refreshing Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie to start the day on a sweet note. If you have kids old enough to help out in the kitchen, put them in charge of creating a special breakfast or brunch beverage for all to share.
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Bundt Pan Breakfast With Biscuits
This make ahead sausage bundt cake recipe is a super simple and cheap breakfast idea for large groups.
Its an insanely good sausage, egg and cheddar cheese breakfast casserole!
Did I mention it uses refrigerated canned biscuits!
That makes it extra easy-peasy!
A Few Questions Answered
How do you keep the food hot?
Prep everything else that will be going on the board first. Add in the hot food items once you are ready to quickly assemble and serve the board.
In what order should you place items on the board?
There is no right way to do this. My preference is to start by placing the bowls or other small dishes on the board. Then I add the larger food items and fill in the rest of the space with the smaller items.
Any tips to make the breakfast board look beautiful?
Use a variety of foods with different colours and textures. Another way to add some visual variation is by using different sized bowls for things like spreads and toppings. When filling out the board, you can fill in all the empty space with smaller food items or create groupings with space between. Both are beautiful!
How many people does a breakfast board feed?
It depends! Adjust the board size to the number of people you will be serving. They can serve as little as 1-2 people as well as large groups. For a large group, you will either need to use a huge board or make more than one.
What do you serve with it?
Serve the breakfast board with a drink or selection of drinks: coffee or tea, mimosas, fresh squeezed juice, hot chocolate, etc. You could also include some additional side dishes as well.
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Make Ahead Breakfast Bundt Cakes
Bundt cakes and casseroles are perfect make ahead breakfast ideas take a look at all these easy breakfast bundt cake recipes:
Personally, I love ANYTHING blueberry especially for breakfast.
Like this Blueberry Pie Bundt Cake so yummy!
The slivers of almonds on the top icing are just the right amount of crunch and extra flavor!
What To Serve With Breakfast Casserole
If we are just eating this at home on a normal morning, I serve this casserole by itself or maybe with some fresh fruit. My kids like to top it with ketchup, and my husband and I usually top it with sour cream and salsa. However, if I am feeding a larger group or a very ravenous group, I will make a sweet breakfast item to round out the meal. Some of my favorites are Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Lemon Poppyseed Muffins, and Caramel Monkey Bread.
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Can I Freeze A Cooked Breakfast
Over the years Ive made many recipes that easily move straight into the freezer. These are great for those last minute meal ideas when Momma needs a break. A make-ahead big family breakfast can save on the craziness when those busy mornings happen. A Freezer Meal Breakfast can also be a perfect dinner favorite. Weve all had those busy homeschool days when we know well NOT have time to make dinner in the evenings.
Make the most of your time with this go-to list of Large Family Freezer Meal Breakfasts to feed your crowd!
Freezer Friendly Make Ahead Waffles making these as a large batch, lets you freeze them for all of those busy mornings yet to come!
Here are four more Breakfast Freezer Meals in one post!
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What To Put On A Breakfast Board
- Pastries. Using store-bought waffles, croissants, mini muffins, bagels and Danish pastries are a great way to keep a breakfast board as simple as possible. I like adding some wholegrain toast for avocado toast with egg on top. Adding a stack of pancakes or French toast is also a good idea.
- Eggs. I used hard-boiled eggs here but you can make scrambled eggs, fried eggs or poached eggs.
- Bacon. Bacon is a breakfast necessity for us but you can swap it out for breakfast sausage patties, pork sausages, etc. Other forms of protein like smoked salmon, slices of ham or charcuterie like salami or prosciutto all work well too.
- Yogurt. I added little pots of Greek yogurt with fruit compote in the bottom to my board. Other forms of dairy like cream cheese and cheeses are a good idea too. Brie, grated cheddar cheese, gouda etc.
- Jams and spreads. Toast isnt complete without jam, right? Strawberry jam, apricot preserves or fig jam in small bowls or simply in their jars are all delicious. Peanut butter is also a good idea if youre adding toast to your board. Dont forget maple syrup or honey for the pancakes and waffles!
- Fruit. Oranges, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sliced bananas, cantaloupe, kiwis, apples and grapes all add freshness to an otherwise indulgent breakfast board.
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How To Build An Easy Breakfast Board
Build Your Own Kabobs
Why is it so much more satisfying to eat meat, vegetables, or fruit served on a stick?
To appeal to those on special diets, why not have your family members build their own kabobs?
Have each member of the family bring items precut in bite-sized pieces. This can include vegetables such as onions, peppers, and zucchini. Include fruit, such as pineapple or mandarin oranges. Finally, have family members bring marinated meats, such as chicken, steak, or fish.
Kabobs are great to serve at picnics because they can be cooked on outdoor grills.
Menu ideas: Kabobs can include meat, vegetables, and fruit. This cuts down on the number of side items you need to complete a meal. You may want to prepare a rice dish or include a fruit tray to round out the menu.
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Here Are Some Of My Other Fantastic Breakfast Casseroles To Try
- These creamy hash brown potatoes are a great side item for brunch or dinner.
- Serve this hash brown ham brunch casserole any time of year
- My cheesy grits casserole is a taste of the South and is pure indulgence!
I have to keep a few important factors in mind when making a breakfast dish. One friend doesnt like egg-y casseroles. All the men want something hearty and meaty. I just want something simple that I can put together the night before, place in the refrigerator, and put into the oven the next morning. This breakfast casserole recipe fits all those criteria and its delicious too!
HASSLE FREE HOSTESS TIP: Prepare the casserole the night before and place in the refrigerator. In the morning, put it in the oven and turn the oven on to heat up. Cook as directed. DO NOT put the cold dish into a heated oven or the dish can break.
TIP FOR OVERNIGHT GUESTS: Prepare this casserole, cover with foil, and place in refrigerator over night. Leave a sticky note with directions, on top of the casserole so whoever wakes up first can put it in the oven.