Q: I'm doing a surprise brunch for my mom on Mother's Day (there will be 6 of us total), and I need help planning a menu! I want to make something unexpected (read: no quiche!), delicious and fun. One problem is that everyone is arriving at noon and I don't get home from church until about 10:30, so I will need to have some things done ahead of time. My brother has volunteered to do mimosas and Bloody Marys, so I just need to figure out the food menu.
Sent by Tiffany
Editor: Tiffany, what about a breakfast casserole and a fresh fruit salad? Or perhaps little cups made from pancetta and bacon, and filled with scrambled eggs (they don't take long!). We also love a big tray of baked eggs — so elegant and delicious! Here are a few past posts with these recipes and more:
• Recipes for a Weekend Easter Brunch
• You Can Sleep In! Tips for Making Brunch Ahead of Time
• Recipe Review: Mark Bittman's Baked Eggs with Tomato (for a Weekend Brunch Crowd)
Readers, any great ideas for Tiffany and her surprise brunch?
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