Lazy Morning Brunch

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.

Mushroom Egg Cups

Mushroom Egg Cups

One Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value. If you have ramekins you can cover, set these up the night before and bake them off when you get up. Veggies, protein, and flavor: definitely a brunch recipe to hold onto.

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1-2 Hours Before

Look at your recipes and determine how long you need to bake casseroles or cook up waffles.

  • Bready dishes and precooked meats can generally be kept warm in the oven for 30-45 minutes without suffering.
  • Waffles can be recrisped in a toaster if they get soggy from being kept in the oven

1 Hour Before

Go ahead and prep more delicate items that are less fussy about refrigeration times, like fruit salad.

  • Toss fruits that brown easily with citrus juice to minimize browning.
  • Mix up any fizzy beverage mixes and get them ready to ice.

30 Minutes Before

Wait until right before guests arrive to finish cooking and plating more temperature sensitive items.

  • Eggs generally don’t keep well in a warming pan, so save cooking these up for last.
  • Temperature-sensitive items like meats, cheeses, and yogurt should be set out just as guests arrive.

Last week’s tip: The Night Before Brunch