Host a brunch and feel like a domestic goddess!

December 12, 2012

Does the thought of hosting a dinner party freak you out?  If the thought of all the meal planning and recipe selection and cooking makes you run a mile, consider hosting a brunch.

Brunch (according to Wikipedia) was actually first described in 1895 as a way to promote human happiness – yes it’s is a big call but I LOVE IT!  Brunch was seen as a Sunday meal for “Saturday-night carousers” in the writer Guy Beringer’s article “Brunch:A Plea” in Hunter’s Weekly:

Instead of England’s early Sunday dinner, a postchurch ordeal of heavy meats and savory pies, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee, marmalade and other breakfast fixtures before moving along to the heavier fare? By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.
– Guy Beringer, “Brunch: A Plea,” Hunter’s Weekly, 1895

muesli scones elana’s pantry via Compfight

Brunch would have to be one of the easiest meals to host because so many of the dishes are simple to prepare and in many cases allow you to be super organised and prepare a lot of it ahead/ the day before.  You only then need to get coffee on and work out what if anything you want to make in the morning.

I thought I would share a list of my favourite brunch items:

  • Bircher Muesli (prepare the night before)
  • Zucchini Slice/ Asparagus Quiche (day before)
  • Oven baked chipolatas/ Macro Organic Mini Sausages with capsicum and onion
  • Scrambled egg
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Muffins (home made or bought)
  • Scones (home made or bought)
  • Croissants with Jam
  • Fruit salad

Do you love brunch?  What’s on your brunch menu?

Louise xx

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