With Easter just a week away, I thought I would share some ideas for an easy Sunday brunch menu. I love Sundays…and if brunch is involved I love it even more. First of all it eliminates a meal. Breakfast and lunch are combined so the day’s work is reduced. It’s a relaxing way to feed your family and friends. Many times you can set up a casual buffet and everyone can help themselves. First up is a Drake family favorite.
One of the easiest things to do for your main course is a make-ahead Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole. The ingredients are super simple and it’s all done the night before so it’s ready to go in the morning with no mess in your kitchen. I’ve been making this for so long that I know the ingredients by heart…but I posted it over on my eBay blog so just click HERE to get the recipe. I also made a quick video that will show you the steps.
So…you need something to go with this casserole right? I have two amazing choices. The first is Cinnamon Roll Cake.
This is an easy coffee cake that uses basic ingredients from your pantry. I usually make a small cake but the recipe, which can be found HERE, is for a 9 x 13 that is big enough to feed a crowd.
Next is a Sour Cream Coffee Cake. I use a bundt pan for this and it really does make a beautiful addition to your brunch menu. You can definitely make this the day before too. Just store in an air-tight container and it will stay fresh for several days…but it probably won’t last that long! Click HERE for the recipe.
If these two coffee cakes won’t work for your family, take a look at my Quick Breads category. Quick breads are a great substitute for coffee cakes and all of the recipes can be made into muffins. (If you prefer.)
To round out your menu, a bowl of fresh fruit works perfectly. If you want a little project that the kids can help with, make fruit kabobs. They are so pretty and super easy to serve. Top things off with juice and coffee.
I thought at the last minute you might want to print off your menu…especially if you are serving a buffet. You could pop it in a frame and set it beside your plates/utensils. I made a printable of the menu chalkboard.
(Just remember when you print it out to change your text color to white.)
I hope this has helped lighten the load a little. Have a lovely day!