15 Must Have Brunch Items
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Personally, I think that while breakfast is great, brunch is even better!! The food is similar, but with brunch, you can get away with drinking delicious things like Mimosas or a Bloody Mary! Yum!
One of the best places for brunch is your very own kitchen or dining room table. Whether sit down brunch served by the plate or family style service, or a buffet brunch, when asked “what time is brunch?” you’ll be able to answer quickly because you have these great brunch products on hand to pull it together quickly.
Everytime Hubby and I have big cooking or baking projects going on we each wear an apron. I have quite a collection, and so does he. We tend to use the plain ones when we are doing a big-cook to freeze or for canning or the week, but when we are entertaining, I always wear one of my cute one (of which I have a dozen… I think I may have a slight problem), and just take it off when we are ready to eat. It keeps me clean and neat!
But whether you love breakfast, lunch, brunch, or all three, you will love this list of must-have breakfast and brunch products. Tasty egg dishes, sausage casseroles, waffles, pancakes, and more – what is not to love? You may even want to use some of these products to make brinner (breakfast for dinner). With breakfast foods, there are no rules!
Bobby Flay is such a fun chef to watch. Don’t you love the thought of having a Bobby Flay recipe in your hands, let alone 140 of them – and all dedicated to brunch. With recipes like “Wild Mushroom-Yukon Gold Hash”, “Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple-Cream Cheese Drizzle” and “Sangria Sunrise”, this book is impossible to resist!
When you are trying to watch your weight, breakfast and brunch can be a little tricky sometimes. Although it is easy to eat healthy foods like oatmeal and fruit – it isn’t very fun to stick to that while you see everyone else enjoy pastries, pancakes, biscuits and more. But with this Cooking Light Easy Breakfast & Brunch cook book, you can cook up all the good stuff you love to eat while still taking good care of your health!
If gluten is a problem for you or someone you love, you know how difficult it can be to avoid it. This is especially true with breakfast and brunch foods. So many of our favorite early meal dishes are all about flour, and for someone with gluten intolerance, that just sucks the fun out of the meal. This wonderful Gluten-Free Breakfast, Brunch & Beyond cookbook will help restore all those favorite foods to people who can’t eat gluten. If you know such a person, you will love watching their eyes light up when they realize you made something delicious that they can eat without fear. It doesn’t get much better than that!
My favorite thing about both breakfast and brunch is when your family joins you for the meal. People coming together around food is always fun, but breakfast and brunch is my favorite. This family size breakfast station is an excellent way to serve up all those delicious foods. Toaster oven, griddle, coffee pot and more – you’ve got the start of a great meal just waiting for you to start cooking!
There is something so fun about waffles. Not only are they delicious, but their crispy texture and structure seems to invite creativity at every turn. This fun Waffle Bowl Maker is one prime example. Pour your batter and cook up a beautiful bowl that you can fill with fluffy scrambled eggs, skillet breakfasts, and anything else you can think of. Ice cream and all the fixin’s would be amazing, too!
Henrietta the Chicken is one of the friendliest breakfast/brunch products I’ve ever seen. Not only is she adorable, she’s handy. This sweet little hen will cook up to 4 poached eggs for you, or up to 7 soft, medium, or hard boiled eggs. You have to love a chicken who serves up cooked eggs ready to eat!
Waffles are delicious and this waffle iron makes them delicious and fun. These keyboard waffles are especially perfect if you’ve got a bunch of computer loving friends to enjoy them with. Just remember, attempting to type on this keyboard may leave your fingers full of syrup!
Show your family and friends how much you love them when you cook up these beautiful heart shaped waffles for breakfast or brunch. Although these are especially perfect for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, there really is no bad time to give someone your heart!
The bright and colorful Dash “MINI” Maker 3 Piece cook set is a great way to add fun and class to your next breakfast or brunch. You’ll look like a professional cook with this griddle, waffle iron, and grill all set up so you can cook all the things. Master your pancake flipping skills and you might even get tips!
Having a big crusty loaf of fresh bread available for breakfast or brunch is almost essential. This Oster Bread Machine makes it easy to have fresh bread warm from the “oven”. With the 13 hour delay timer, you can set up your ingredients in the bread machine the night before, set the timer for early morning, and let the machine mix, kneed, and bake your bread while you sleep a while longer. (Warning: Your family might expect you to make a lot more bread if you own one of these!)
Quiche is a perfect brunch food! It is egg based, so still “breakfast”, but there are so many different varieties of quiche that seem to have nothing at all to do with breakfast. It is an elegant little dish that is great for special occasions as well as every day. Yet quiche is inexpensive enough to make on almost any budget. This lovely quiche pan makes it as easy to serve as it is to make. The removable bottom helps you remove your quiche from the pan without it falling apart, ensuring that it will look as good as it tastes!
For the diehard brunch lover, this shirt is a must-have. Looking for a great present for someone who lives for brunch? This is it. Attractive and amusing, it honors their obsession in perfect style!
Serving up a beautiful breakfast or brunch meal is a lot easier with a beautiful platter like this. It even comes with some classy tongs for everyone to use to transfer pastries or fruit to their plates. Every occasion is a special occasion with a serving set this nice!
If one of your favorite things about brunch is the morning adilt beverage choices, declare your intentions with this fabulous “bottomless” Mimosa Glass which holds 750 ml of Drink also makes a great gift!
There is something extra special about the types of cocktails typically served at brunch. Bright, festive, and fun, these drinks are more about fresh, delicious flavors and less about the booze. (Although, of course, booze matters too!) With Boozy Brunch, you’ll learn how to prepare so many delicious daytime drinks, you’ll impress everyone you know. After all, there is simply no such thing as knowing too many ways to elevate someone’s mood with something delicious!
I hope you saw some things on this list to get you in the mood to serve up some delicious breakfast or brunch treats soon. Why not make the most important meal of the day as special as possible? After all, you and the people you love deserve the best!
What are your favorite breakfast or brunch foods? Do you have a favorite boozy brunch beverage?
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