The holidays are a time for relaxation, family, and food. Putting together the right menu for a holiday event can seem like a daunting task, but with a little bit of preparation you can provide delicious food for everybody. Holiday brunches are especially popular because they allow people to make plans for the beginning of the day without having to rush to be somewhere extremely early. If you expect to host a holiday brunch soon, here are some ideas for your menu.
Bacon is welcome regardless of the meal, and there are many ways to add a little something extra to it without changing the food’s base appeal. You can make candied bacon with about 30 minutes of preparation. Just cook the bacon as normal for five to six minutes or until it is lightly brown at the edges. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off the fat and then put the bacon back on the skillet. Sprinkle some sugar on top and cook it until it caramelizes. You now have a little sweetness added to your already delicious bacon.
Orzo is a simple, light pasta that can work well as part of a brunch. To make this recipe for four, cook two cups of orzo until al dente (about eight to ten minutes) and keep ½ a cup of the cooking water after draining. In a deep skillet, mix a tablespoon of olive oil, half of a finely-chopped onion, salt, and pepper. Cook until the onion is golden, then mix in the pasta. Add peas, chopped spinach, and grated parmesan to complete the dish.
Passion Fruit Mimosa
Mimosas are a popular early morning drink that combines citrus fruit and champagne. Usually, the fruit juice used is orange, but you can change things up by adding passion fruit nectar or juice for something that is memorable and original. Use ½ cup of juice per one cup of chilled champagne. If you wish for something nonalcoholic, you can instead use sparkling cider for the same effect.
A holiday brunch is a time to enjoy food, friends, and family. These ideas will help get you started and make your brunch something that is simple and memorable.