Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s no secret that I am not exactly making home cooked meals every night of the week but I do love to entertain! Usually when entertaining I feel like I have enough to worry about just getting the house clean(life with a toddler is messy) so I try to keep the menu pretty easy and outsource when possible!
If Trader Joes or Publix have delicious cupcakes, I would rather leave that heavy lifting to them and focus on making the tablescape beautiful. With Easter right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share an easy brunch menu sure to please even the pickiest of eaters(my son) and will only have you in the kitchen for 30-45 mins tops! Plus my table setting which translates well to any brunch or even a Mother’s Day luncheon.
Easter Brunch Made Easy:
I love this table setting because it’s affordable and you can use everything for reasons other than just Easter. Purchasing holiday-themed napkins is much more cost effective than having a whole set of plates with bunnies on them. These napkins would be adorable at any spring function!
Fresh flowers make the perfect centerpiece. If you are local to Richmond I highly recommend Strawberry Fields Floral Shop. Go early because they can run out of flowers, but bring any inspiration picture and they will bring it to life!
When entertaining friends and family casseroles are always one of my favorite ways to serve a homecooked meal without spending hours in the kitchen! This casserole combines my stepmoms famous Christmas morning French Toast Casserole with my own little twist! Best of all this recipe does not require the casserole to sit overnight!
This recipe uses frozen berries meaning it’s easy to make all year round. Great for Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, or any weekend you are entertaining! This recipe is also dairy FREE! And not in a bad way. Like when people try to tell you gluten-free cookies actually taste good. We alllllll know they don’t, Karen! In the for some weird reason, its actually better tasting kind of way!
- 1 loaf of Challah bread (can substitute french bread)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup Almond Breeze Vanilla Almondmilk
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 cups frozen berries (raspberry, blackberry, blueberry blend)
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. set aside.
- Place bread cubes in a large bowl.
- In a medium bowl, combine, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and cinnamon and whisk together until blended.
- Pour egg mixture over the top of the bread cubes, stirring to coat. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In a medium bowl, combine frozen berries, ½ cup of sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch. Stir to combine.
- Pour berries into prepared baking dish.
- Spoon bread over the top.
- Sprinkle the top with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
- Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar using a sifter (I used my Stainless Steel Flour Sifter)
and top with fresh berries, whipped cream, or maple syrup if desired.
Entire Brunch Menu:
- 3 containers Minutemaid Lemonade
- 1 bottle Prosecco
- Fresh cut lemons
Macarons from Trader Joes
Mini cupcakes from Trader Joes
Bacon (because it should be served as often as possible)
Deviled Eggs w/ Spanish Paprika
Sausage & Egg Casserole (**This does need to sit for 8 hours**)
- 8 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in sausage. Cook and stir until sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.
- Beat eggs in a large bowl; stir in milk, salt, and mustard. Fold bread cubes, Cheddar cheese, and sausage into egg mixture. Pour into a lightly greased 7×11-inch baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove casserole from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
- Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
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