This year my friends and I decided to host a New Year’s Sunday Brunch. We thought this would be a perfect time to get together, catch up on each other’s lives, and cheers to a Happy New Year.
Naturally, I awoke too early on a Sunday and had plenty of time to mosey around the house before everyone arrived. With the extra time, I conjured up a few items that I think no casual Sunday brunch should be without.
Sunday Morning Paper
Different Coffee Mugs
Non-Traditional Holder for Utensils
I chose to make a quiche for several reasons:
1. Can easily alter/modify/add ingredients
2. Option to pre-buy the crust or make from scratch
3. Simple and I have never made one before!
That being said, for this quiche, I altered the ingredients to cater to certain food preferences and allergies of my friends (I substituted cheddar cheese for swiss cheese (on one-half of the quiche only), nixed the bacon, and added mushrooms and roasted red peppers). I also chose to make the dough/crust the day before in order to avoid waking up too early to make it the day of brunch. Despite the fact that I had to bake the quiche for 20 minutes longer than the recipe suggested, the quiche turned out well and next time I’d like to experiment with other ingredients such as chicken, asparagus, and gruyere!
Step 1: Use a Blender/Food Processor
to Make Dough; Fill 9-inch Pan with Dough
Step 2: Chop Dry Ingredients; Place in Crust
Step 4: Bake, Cut, Serve!
The waffles seemed like the easy, go-to choice to complement a savory dish for this brunch. Plus, I couldn’t remember the last time I actually ate waffles and almost had forgotten what they taste like. That fact by itself solidified this choice as a done deal. These were very crunchy and the bananas provided a great flavorful kick in combination with maple syrup!
Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients Together; Mix
Liquid Ingredients Together; Combine
Step 2: Preheat Waffle Iron and Pour
Batter (3 minutes each round)
Step 3: Heat Butter Until Foam Subsides;
Place Bananas on Pan for 1 Minute Each Side
Step 4: Add to Waffles, Drizzle Syrup, Enjoy!