Brunch Club: Recipes and Ideas for a Lovely Spring Brunch
Get recipes and decorating ideas for a springtime brunch that's as delicious to eat as it is to behold.
Brunch isn't just a meal. It's a party! There's always an excuse to celebrate: Mother's Day, May Day, graduation, Easter, book club — the list goes on. It's as much about the entertaining, decorating, and socializing as it is the cooking. So don't get stuck in the kitchen; instead ask guests to bring one of these make-ahead, totable recipes. Then have fun dressing your table with pink pieces and pretty blooms.
Favorite Springtime Brunch Recipes
This set-it-and-forget-it ham stays warm in the slow cooker until the rest of the meal is ready.
Instead of making pancakes in batches at the stove, they this one-and-done version. Tip: Flip it before serving. The best browing is on the bottom!
You can prep this casserole the night before to bake the next day.
Toss together the salad the night before and add the dressing just before serving.
It's easy to prep this pitcher of carrot juice, pineapple juice, and lime juice ahead of time. Add ginger beer and the optional vodka just before serving.
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Set the Table for a Springtime Brunch
Add texture to your tabletop with a mix of pink, peach, and white flowers. The bouquet here (seen next to the Carrot Ginger Mules) features roses, tulips, and hoary stock. We broke up the blooms with seeded eucalyptus, but other greens would also do the trick.
Blush Element Plates
With matte bottoms, glossy tops, and a goes-with-everything hue, these stoneware plates are your table's daytime version of the little black dress. $28 for four salad plates, $32 for four dinner plates at worldmarket.com
Opalhouse Proteas Floral Table Throw
This tassled 50x50-inch cotton throw offers a fun, modern take on the floral tablecloth. $18 at target.com
Anne Black Bloom Vase
Designed by Copenhagen-based ceramicist Anne Black, this cylindrical porcelain coral vase (seen above with the flowers) is handmade by Vietnamese craftswomen. $88 for extra-large at shop.goop.com
Etched Copper Stainless-Steel Tumbler
If this cute tumbler, a hybrid of a Moscow mule mug and a stemless wineglass, seems too cold to hold, get yourself a cocktail napkin. $27 for four at amazon.com
Anchor Hocking Laurel Rosewater Baking Dish
Take an egg bake from ordinary to extra-special with this dainty yet practical 3-qt. Glass baker. It's safe for oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher. $12 at target.com
Lenox Trianna Blush Oval Serving Platter
Don't let the delicate hue and golden trim fool you. This 141/2-inch platter is microwavable, dishwasher-safe, and chip-resistant. $115 at lenox.com
Jax Pink Highballs
Guests will go gaga for these gorgeous glasses, whether you use them for drinks or as small vases. $30 for four at godinger.com
This article originally appeared in Allrecipes Magazine.