(Closed) Appropriate number of foods for brunch?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: What are the appropriate number of foods for a brunch reception, keeping cost in mind?
    The staples: bacon, eggs, grits, pancakes (3-5) : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Yummy: the above+ bacon, eggs, hashbrown casserole, fruit salad, quiche, biscuits, pancakes, (6-10) : (26 votes)
    72 %
    The works:All of the above +, mini cereal and milk, bagels, cream cheese etc (11+) : (8 votes)
    22 %
    Other... Please include your favorite combos and numbers : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My fiance’s uncle makes this killer breakfast casserole and I wish I had the recipe on hand to give it to you but I think it has eggs, sausage, green peppers, onions, paprika, a little bit of chili powder, and cheese at least in it.  If I find the recipe tonight I can post it if you want.  It looks like something that could be made in a fairly large quantity to me (I don’t know if you’re doing this yourself or not).  Also, I love the pancakes with some waffles, maybe add different fruits and syrups so it’s like a pancake and waffle bar?

    Post # 4
    1756 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    You had me at bacon, until I got to choice #2 and saw hashbrown casserole. I am so jealous of your guests.

    Post # 5
    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The above looks scrumdiddlyumptious Tongue out  The only thing I would suggest is something on the savory side – that could be your quiche or a corn beef hash served w/ corn muffins?!?!

    Post # 10
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    holy cow girl that is a TON of food!! Sounds fantastic to me. Are you self-catering? If you have enough ovens and are looking for a breakfast casserole type thing this is a recipe that my family always makes and its always a really huge hit: 

    1 roll breakfast sausage (like jimmy dean or something)

    1.5 cups cheddar cheese

    7 eggs

    7 slices bread (use cheap white bread, fancy bread is totally wasted on this)

    1/2c. milk

    salt and pepper


    brown the sausage and drain, set aside. Grease a 13×9″ pan and tear up bread into it (bite sized pieces). layer sausage on top of bread. sprinkle cheese over sausage. Beat eggs with milk and pour over the whole thing. salt and pepper. Cover with tin foil and refrigerate (anywhere from 4-24 hours is fine). Bake at 375 with tin foil on for 40 minutes. Remove tin foil and bake for 20 minutes or until top is brown. 


    Note: Obviously you’d have to do this in bigger quantities… but that would be 12 pieces. If you make it in bigger quantities just don’t make it too deep or else the center won’t cook through. 

    Post # 11
    1331 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I really think you need someone to taste-test all the items on your brunch menu……y’know, just to make sure everything is appropriate for everyone……ahem, I volunteer to be that person, and I will do it for absolutely free, no charge, lol!

    Post # 13
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    That breakfast sounds absolutely delicious and I would like some right now!  Smile

    Post # 14
    2779 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Uh, can I come to your wedding reception? Or can you send me the leftover food? Cause just reading this made me hungry! That’s a lot of food – definitely wouldn’t worry on that front!

    Post # 15
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee


    I would do tater tots for hash browns- I don’t know more cost effective???

    How about a french toast /bread pudding for a crowd? Recipes here:


    What about a baked cheese strata?-Oh that looks like what CorgiTales recipe is.

    The fruit bowl sounds great!

    Those small cereal boxes are costly – I might limit them for kids???-oh,you said that!!

    If you have an oven handy-Baked Pancakes are easier than doing the others type-Simply mix 1c. flour, 1C. Milk, 4 eggs.  Original recipe called for butter-(but I just use spray to cut cholesterol), and so I generously spray 2 pie plates. Pour batter into pie plates evenly.  Bake at 400 for 20 minutes!!  Real easy!! You can add anything-sweet or savory, – I’ve had them with veggies and sausage,  with berries or sliced apples, or use syrup, or jam. or dust with powdered sugar, or cinnamon sugar. They will puff-but then settle. You can cut them like pie slices to serve. Yummy!!

    Post # 16
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Looks like you have something for everyone!

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