If you’ve done your night-before prep for your brunch, the morning of the event can be pretty relaxed, so planning mostly comes down to timing.
Even if brunch is closer to lunchtime for you, few of us are eager to roll out of bed before the sun to start cooking for a host of people. Fortunately, there’s a host of options for offloading most of the workload onto the night before so you can sleep in and serve your guests an incredible meal too.
Planning brunch is an interesting challenge, nutritionally. Guests often look forward to enjoying one or two sweet treats, and many people love the chance to show off their favorite muffin recipes or the new pastry technique they learned watching their favorite baking show. Without careful thought, brunch can often end up being a festival to highly processed carbs that spike our blood sugar and leave us all crashing soon after. If you want to plan a brunch that gives guests a nutritious start to their day, here are a few types of food to consider including.
What makes a brunch epic? Three things: (1) It’s delicious. (2) It gives you the energy you need to face the day. (3) The host doesn’t have to wake up before the sun to make it happen. These recipes are a few of our favorite options for a well-balanced brunch everyone can love.
If freezer meals are your jam, working with the properly frozen produce straight from the store is often the easiest option. One of the many budgetary benefits of freezing food, however, is that it lets you keep fresh food from going to waste. Whether you’ve got a bumper crop of peas in the garden or a bunch of odds and ends that need using up, it’s worth knowing how to use your freezer to get the best bang for your buck.
When you’re making freezer meals, one of the handiest things about them is not having to process your protein. You can save costs by buying bigger packs of meat when they’re on sale and save time by preparing them all at once. You can save time and money by cooking a big bag of beans at once and freezing them in batches to add to recipes later. For texture and safety, you’ll get the most out of this method by following a few basic guidelines.
Freezer meals are an awesome option to work into your weekly cooking routine. You won’t use them every night. You might not even use them every week. When you do need a quick meal, however, you’ll be glad you worked a bit ahead. This week, we’ll talk about what goes into a balanced single-dish meal.
Don’t miss the tips in our series that walk you through planning a freezer meal, freezing protein, and freezing produce! This recipe roundup offers some delicious ideas for making your freezer work hard to save you time and money.