Q: I'm hosting a St. Patrick's Day brunch at my little apartment for 20 people. However, slaving over a hot stove all morning, even with a mimosa in my hand, isn't my idea of a great time, so I'd like to cook as much as possible in the oven. Does anyone know if I can cook breakfast sausage and bacon in the oven? If so, how?
In addition to bloody Marys, mimosas, beer and Irish Coffee (virgin versions will also be available), I plan on serving this fabulous-sounding oven omelet , bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, bagels and cream cheese, and something sweet, such as storebought cookies.
If you have a better menu suggestions, I'd love to hear them. I'm quite the beginner when it comes to cooking so any and all advice is appreciated!
Sent by Kristin
Editor: Kristin, yes, you can cook bacon in the oven — see instructions here.
Readers, any other suggestions for Kristin and her St. Patrick's Day menu? Got tips for throwing a smooth, easy brunch party?
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