Brunch

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  1. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I'm starting to plan Easter brunch...some things are always on the menu...I'm adding some new items this year. What do you love/make for brunches?

    I'm serving:

    Baked spiral sliced ham

    Deviled eggs

    Spinach gratin or spinach and strawberry salad (I'm leaning towards the salad)

    Sweet potato casserole...not the marshmallow one, mine has coconut:p

    Bagels with cream cheese, lox

    Spanish tortilla

    Mimosas

    Desserts...thinking on this...might assign this to my sisters.
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    Can I come???

    I haven't begun to think of Easter yet.. I guess I should get started, huh???
     
  4. MrsC

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    I always make pavlova for Easter dessert (with lots of fresh berries, it seems 'say' spring)

    Asparagus frittata

    Tomato and goat cheese tart
     
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    Yum!

    We are having babies bday party on Easter since family will be here. Dessert will be bday cake and my tears as they reach toddler-hood lol
     
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    bloody marys are a family favorite for brunch, I have been sticking to virgin ones:)
     
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    We are having fried fish and boiled crawfish on Easter Sunday. Since it is late this year, the kids will open the pool for the summer!
     
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    Have I told you lately just how special you are, cza??? ( I assume my invite is in the mail......:lol::hugs:)
     
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    We've never really done much for Easter in my family. When we did, it was usually crawfish and other seafood. I never minded, because I don't like ham very much. This year, we'll have both cars full of costumes for the play, so we won't be going anywhere.

    That said, I've been on a diet since January, and a bagel with cream cheese is one of the things I miss the most. If I've hit 30 pounds down by then it may be a good day to treat myself! Cream cheese used to be one of my main food groups (probably how I got to be so overweight in the first place...)
     
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    You know you have an invite anytime, sir!:p
     
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    Yum, cza!!! We're going to my in-laws for Easter. Not sure what she has planned for brunch!
     
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    This thread is making me so hungry!!

    Your menu sounds very fancy and gourmet and downright delicious. If I were doing brunch, I'd probably add something with a lot of fruit, or maybe a french toast casserole or cinnamon rolls, or some skillet potatoes.

    Do you care to share your recipes for spinach gratin and your sweet potato casserole?
     
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    also a meal in my family isn't complete without Calandra's bread cza do you know the bakery? The bread is great and my husband could eat a whole loaf. Usually when we have ham we have bread to make sandwhiches.
     
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    Yes- they carry the bread in some grocery stores...so crusty yum:p

    Spinach Gratin - from Barefoot Contessa

    4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
    4 cups chopped yellow onions (2 large)
    1/4 cup flour
    1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
    1 cup heavy cream
    2 cups milk
    3 pounds frozen chopped spinach, defrosted (5 (10-ounce) packages)
    1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    1 tablespoon kosher salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese
    Directions
    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.


    Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 15 minutes. Add the flour and nutmeg and cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. Add the cream and milk and cook until thickened. Squeeze as much liquid as possible from the spinach and add the spinach to the sauce. Add 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese and mix well. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.


    Transfer the spinach to a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan and the Gruyere on top. Bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve hot.

    The sweet potatoes are from my sister's recipe...We call them "Lulu Yams'

    Melt one stick of butter . Brown 1/2 bag of coconut flakes in the butter.
    Put 2 cans of Bruce's Yams through food processor until smooth.
    Combine yams, buttery coconut, and 1 can of coconut milk.
    Pour into casserole dish. Bake at 350 until heated through...

    Yeah, I didn't say either of these were the healthiest...with all that butter and cheese...but oh so yummy. And I only make for holidays.:love:
     
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    Mmm... sounds so good! I'd lean towards the spinach/strawberry salad.

    I have a recipe for Puffy Fluffy Apple Pancakes, though it's really more like a frittata than a pancake. It's a different combination but really yummy.
     
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    Why did I read this I am on a diet :(:(:(:(
     

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