How to Host Easter Brunch

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Many people would love to Host Easter Brunch but either can’t cook or simply don’t have the time or know where to start

It’s not as difficult as you might think and you don’t really even have to be a good cook or know how to

Easter is one of the Easiest Holidays to Host, so if your family takes turns in Hosting the Holidays, opt in for Easter and leave the Thanksgiving Turkey to someone else

There are so many options available to you that you barely have to cook at all

I did this Super Easy Easter Brunch one year when I really didn’t want to cook for hours and hours like I usually do

Most of it was done for me because I threw a few quick things together (that cooked themselves in the oven) and I added store bought goodies to go with them

Not that difficult to throw together at all!

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I think the most time consuming thing I made was the Bacon Wrapped Chicken, which wasn’t that hard at all

The Potato bake at the front is so easy to make. See Recipe

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I bought all the bakery items to save me time, Easter Eggs and put them in Mason jars around the table

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Walmart:

  • 1 Package Frozen Dollar Pancakes
  • (3 per person ) Breakfast Sausage Links
  • Maple Syrup
  • Butter
  • 2 lbs Bacon (1 lb to cook, 1lb for Bacon-Wrapped Chicken)
  • 1lb Chicken Breasts, skinless, boneless
  • (1 per person) Potatoes
  • 1 Small Butternut Pumpkin
  • Donuts
  • Croissants
  • Tub Soft Cream Cheese
  • 1 Fruit Yogurt per person
  • Apple Turnovers
  • Mini Blueberry Muffins
  • 5 jars Stonewall Jams
  • Honey (for Croissants)
  • Fresh Fruit (optional) Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon Chunks

For Potato Bake – Super Simple to Make

  • 1 Bag Hash Brown Shredded Potatoes
  • 1 Large Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • 8 oz Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 8 oz Grated extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

At the $1 Store:

Easter Eggs, sssh i won’t tell anyone

Any decorations you may want

Panera Bread/Bakery:

Asiago Bagels

Everything Bagels

COOKING:

Cook Ahead & Reheat or cook for 1 hour on the Day

On the Day:

Preheat Oven 375F

While that is heating up, Set table with Jams, Pastries, Bagels, Croissants

Make sure toaster is able to be plugged in near bagels

Once Oven is Hot

Place Potato Bake,  & Bacon Wrapped Chicken on Top Shelf & Vegies in Baking Pan on Bottom Shelf

At the same time they are cooking/reheating

Start cooking Sausages & bacon

Stove Top:

Cook Sausages Med-High in Non Stick Skillet

Cut 1 lb Bacon Rashers in Half, Cook Med-High in Non -Stick Skillet

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Microwave:

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If you do it this way, everything will be hot and ready at the same time

While you are plating the meat and vegies, Place Croissants in hot oven, they don’t need long if the oven is already hot, by the time you have everything else out on the table, they should be ready

TIPS:

When you are setting the table make sure the cream cheese & jams are close to where the bagels will be

Your guests can toast the bagels in the toaster as needed (Even fancy Hotels do it this way so they are not wasted)

Make sure you have spreading knives for each of the jams, honey, butter &  Cream Cheese

If you are doing Fruit, Cut into chunks (these days you can buy them already cut up) and put tooth picks in them, you can make a mini Edible Arrangement if you want

Make sure the Yogurt is the last thing to go on the table so it is still cold

Have a Cold Food table & a Hot Buffet Station

A Drink Station

Drinks:

Orange Juice

Tomato Juice

Fruit Spritzers

Tea/Coffee if you want them

In the pictures shown above were bread rabbits I made from pilsbury dough & Some Gravies, but in hindsight, we really didn’t need either – I wouldn’t bother doing them again

There are a lot of Carbs with this Buffet, I will list some other buffets soon that are lighter and Healthier

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