Getting friends together doesn’t need to be back braking. It’s not always easy to do. Schedules can be a pain in the arse…but when you get actually get together, it’s always so worth it. A few weeks back I invited 4 families (8 adults, 7 kids, 2 babies) to join us for Sunday Brunch. Why Sunday Brunch?
1. Least likely to interrupt most nap times.
2. We live in Southern California and the weather outside is beautiful.
3. The kids could all swim and play in the backyard while we visited.
4. It’s the last day of the weekend so you have time to relax ahead of time, or prep the day before.
5. Because brunch food is TASTY.
Then I asked each family to bring something (dividing and conquering makes it more fun for everyone!). The assignments were:
– cut fruit of some form (she went with a beautiful and delicious fruit salad).
– donut holes for the kids
– Clamato Juice and Orange Juice to make Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Then I assigned a dad to be bartender and another mom to help serve.
I was taking care of the Eggs, Baked French Toast, and Chicken Sausage “Dogs”. Now that may sound complicated but here you go:
The Pioneer Woman’s Baked French Toast is out of this world delicious. You make it the night before (it will take you about 15 minutes), then all you need to do is pop it in the oven the morning of. (I’m a glutton for punishment. I double the crumble topping, then serve with whipped cream and syrup).
And this egg dish will take you 15 minutes to prepare the day of (if you want to speed things up, grate the cheese and save in a Ziplock, and then and put all the dry ingredients in another Ziplock ready to mix.) Serve it with fresh or jarred salsa.
Both dishes bake at the same temp for the same time.
I made some bacon to make the house smell really good as people walked in. And wrapped Aidells mini chicken apple sausages in biscuit dough (think pigs in a blanket) for brunch hot dogs.
Now why did I think donut holes and mini brunch hot dogs would be important? So that the kids could visit at their own little table enjoying fun finger food and each others company.
The morning was so nice. The kids played well, the food was all yummy, the cleanup was easy and best of all, everyone was able to get a good visit in!
Sunday Brunch ~ it’s a good thing for everyone!