Post # 1
What do you all think the appropriate number of foods are for a brunch reception? Also if there are any foods that you think I should be thinking of that are missing please let me know. Remember this has to be cost effective and easy on the pocket book….
Here are a few I want to have
- Mini Cereal with Mini Milks for the Nostalgia
- Bagels with cream cheese varieties
- strawberries and grapes and bunches of bananas (my favorite fruits)
- hashbrown casseroles
- Mini Milks and Juices
- Probably some sort of cured ham and a turkey bacon
- Grits maybe?!
Post # 3
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
You had me at bacon, until I got to choice #2 and saw hashbrown casserole. I am so jealous of your guests.
Post # 5
The above looks scrumdiddlyumptious 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 # 6
@m and b: I like that idea it was one I wnated for a long time :o), I’m just afraid of how to keep the pancakes and waffles warm? I have to talk to my grandma about that she will probably use one of her chafing dishes or something like that…
@redherring: easy to please aren’t ya lol!!!!! I think my things will be sam’s bought versus homemade for a few of them but shhh lol!!!!
Post # 7
@jackie-o: I agree with you it does feel a bit flat to me… I wonder if my grandmom can make quiche or something like that.. I am hvaing a brain fart and have no idea what a corn beef hash is at the moment but the corn muffins sound awesome and grandmom does do an amazing corn muffin.
eta I totally may get my grandma to do a cake buffet as well just like futuremrsrichardson did (check out the gallery)… also I am definitely still doing a donut/breakfast pastry buffet (think candy buffet but in the morning)
Post # 8
any other ideas? Although I just saw a post for caramel apples and think that I should have these as well since it was our favorite thing to do as kids with my mom <3!
Post # 9
Okay here’s what I just emailed my mom… Do you all think it’s enough food for a brunch? I think this learns more towards breakfast than brunch so I may need to move the start time up a tad bit into the 10 a.m. hour but other than that I think it’s okay?
Pancakes with different toppings and syrups
mini cereals for the kids I love the nostalgia of this
Bagels with cream cheese varieties
strawberries and grapes and bunches of bananas (our favorite fruits)
Mini Milks and Juices
Probably some sort of cured ham and a turkey bacon
mini quiches from Sam’s
instead of a candy buffet a breakfast pastry buffet with different types of donuts powdered sugared, chocolate, sprinkles, etc
caramel apples (and we can make them it’s one of my favorite memories from being a little girl, us making them)
Bellinis and Mimosas
Post # 10
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 slices bread (use cheap white bread, fancy bread is totally wasted on this)
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
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 # 12
@corgs: my grandmom who is a caterer and has done tons of receptions, church socials, anniversary dinners etc, will be doing it, but I think that I can definitely help with quite a few of the items…. Love the recipe that you just gave I may have to send that to my grandmom and mom as well, it sounds yummy!! glad that you think it’s enough food. I think it may be really inexpensive as well to purchase the food. I am checking venues, etc when I go home and I know that the venue doesn’t have a caterer restriction which is awesome.
Post # 13
That breakfast sounds absolutely delicious and I would like some right now!
Post # 14
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
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
Looks like you have something for everyone!