Monday, July 2, 2012

The most important meal of the day

    Your mother always told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. And while we don't always agree with our mothers, we do think she might have been on to something.
There are many ways to celebrate, but there's nothing quite like a casual brunch.  Brunch offers a laid-back way for friends and family to gather and eat in a way they don't normally get to.
When planning a brunch, there are two things to keep in mind. First, you have to serve the quintessential  breakfast dishes—think biscuits, pancakes, eggs, and potatoes.  Second, it has to be something you can put together without a big mess. In other words, it can't be too complicated. When entertaining at home it's best to prepare everything you can ahead of time.

But don't be afraid to get creative brunch offers a lot of possibilities to be just as amazing as a traditional dinner event. 

Consider having these french toast dippers tray passed at your event, potato pancakes topped with smoked salmon, some bite sized quiches, or mini doughnuts served over shots of espresso

There are a lot of fun options with breakfast that aren't quite right during the rest of the day.
 Add a Mimosa bar to your event, which can double as a juice station for those who aren't quite ready to drink in the morning. When working with a small budget that doesn't allow multiple entrees try focusing on the details to make everything more festive than an ordinary breakfast, like offering different flavored cream cheeses or syrups to your guests.

The morning is also a great opportunity to play with vibrant colors and flowers. We love this morning table scape from Martha Stewart complete with a morning crossword puzzle.

For menus from us check out the great breakfasts were offering at The Meridian Club, cause let's face it no one actually wants to cook a feast first thing in the morning!

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