7 Tips for an Easter Brunch That’s As Easy As It Is Delicious
You’ve volunteered (or someone volunteered you) to host Easter brunch. Now it’s time to pull together a spread that impresses and tastes delicious — without you breaking a sweat preparing it. We’ve assembled some of our ideas, so you can spend your Easter brunch mingling with your friends and family, and, you know … eating.
- Short-circuit your plan for deviled eggs. Plan for a platter of deviled eggs or create a deviled egg bar with toppings, from bacon to smoked salmon and beyond. Oh — and skip boiling the eggs. Buy already hardboiled eggs, and you’ve just saved yourself some time.
- Purchase premade breads and pastries. It’s all about presentation (and taste). Thankfully, you can get big points without spending much energy or time by setting up a heaping platter of pastries and breads. All you have to do is pick up muffins, ready-to-bake 365 Everyday Value Croissant Rolls and 365 Everyday Value Cinnamon Rolls and then set them out with toasted slices of rich, soft, tender brioche bread, 365 Everyday Value Organic Butter and a seasonal berry jam.
- Have someone else take care of the entrées. The key to mastering stress-free entertaining is to do the old make-some-buy-some trick. In this case, we’re the “someone else.” We’ll take care of rich, flavorful quiches like Broccoli Cheddar Quiche and Quiche Lorraine. All you need to do is pick them up, reheat and serve (and eat).
- Plan for a homemade touch ahead of time. Okay, we hear you — you want to serve something you made. Prepare a breakfast casserole the night before, and bake it off in the morning. We’ve got just the recipe.
- Get the only dessert you need. It’s easy: Serve a cake that always impresses — Berry Chantilly. Enough said.
- Set up a DIY drink station. There’s no need to create a custom brunch cocktail. Instead, set up a beverage station. In addition to the essentials — coffee and OJ — set out a few bottles of Whole Foods Market Italian Passionfruit Sparkling Mineral Water and sparkling wine for mocktails and cocktails. A bowl of berries will let your guests add just the finishing touch their drinks need.
- Get it delivered. Realized you’re missing something at the last minute? That’s what Prime Now is for — last-minute guests that require extra food, last-minute menu additions and last-minute inspiration (pancakes or bacon, anyone?). A brunch this good should be completely stress-free.