Brunch ~ because Mimosas go with Bacon.
Brunch ~ I was pretty certain that the word is an Americanism, until I looked up the etymology and found ‘Brunch’ first appeared in England in the late 19th Century. However, I think brunch is a great idea, and I have a date for brunch aboard the Queen Mary at Long Beach. You know what? A meal taken in the later part of the morning, combining both breakfast and lunch, gives one a long afternoon in which to do lots of fun stuff before taking that lazy pre-dinner nap.
Strictly speaking, some of these recipes can be served for breakfast, a snack, lunch, or dinner, but I think all of them would be great at a classy brunch with a close friend.
First for this week, fresh from Cookie + Kate, we have 14 spring brunch recipes, including this arugula and cremini quiche with gluten-free almond meal crust.
Arugula and Cremini Quiche with Gluten-Free Almond Crust
Andrea at Cooking with a Wallflower has found these fabulous Belgian Waffles with Mango Blueberry Compote, courtesy of the sweet and adventurous Rebecca at Sugar and Soul.
Belgian Waffles with Mango Blueberry Compote
Andrea also has this collection from May 2016; 10 Brunch Recipes Perfect for Mother’s Day ~ including this utterly fabulous roasted garlic asparagus and bacon eggs Benedict with basil avocado cream sauce. How delightfully decadent.
Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Bacon Eggs Benedict with Basil Avocado Cream Sauce
Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet
Jessica Merchant at how sweet it is also thinks it’s time for brunch with this strawberry citrus Easter punch ~ and then there are these toasted sesame sriracha devilled eggs. I love devilled eggs, and devilled kidneys if it come to that.
Toasted Sesame Sriracha Devilled Eggs
You can’t have too many egg recipes for a really lavish brunch, and this is a fabulous suggestion from Cooking Up The Pantry; baked eggs in potato skins with chilli. This gluten and dairy free recipe will make a fabulous snack too.
Baked Eggs in Potato Skins with Chilli
Here’s something delicious looking from Heather Christo; Meyer Lemon Coconut Scones, which are vegan and gluten free. In a half hour or so you could have this perfect addition to your Easter brunch….
Meyer Lemon Coconut Scones
If you like recipe collections, then you are going to love this; 75 Easy & Delicious Brunch Recipes along with 40 Recipes for the Best-Ever Mother’s Day Brunch, both from Country Living Magazine. These grab and go spinach and ham bakes are in both collections ~ but you can’t have too much of a good thing.
Grab and Go Spinach and Ham Bakes
a great big thank you to all the super cooks featured in this week’s Food on Friday