I'm so excited about this Perfect Brunch Series, where I'll be sharing recipes for quiche, mimosas, and other ideas for serving brunch with friends! Each step will get us one step closer to my actually hosting brunch with friends (which is why there's no people featured in this one, ha.) In one of her Happy Hour podcasts, Jamie Ivey talks to her guest about a cookie party she has, and her guest remarks, "you're so good at gathering people!" because it was a mixed friend group of ppl Jamie thought would get along.
I want to be like that! And brunch is the perfect, low-maintenance way to gather people. Make it potluck! Have it outside (so you don't have to clean up your inside!) Invite random friends! Invite everyone! And here's what to do when you host it:
Make a few quiches to serve. Why quiche?
1.You can make it ahead of time and just re-heat it. No morning-of cooking required!
2. Protein-rich with all those eggs and cheese.
3. You can add a ton of different things to it: ham, broccoli, onion, different types of cheese...whatever you've got, toss it in.
What to do for 1 quiche:
--1 1/2 cups of milk
--1/2 cups bisquick or pancake mix (I used pancake mix)
--1/4 tsp salt
--1/8 tsp pepper
--1/2 tsp thyme
2. In a pie dish, lay...
--diced ham (I skipped this)
--other veggies of choice
--finely chopped onion
3. Pour the blended mixture over the things in the pie dish, and put it in the oven.
4. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.
That's it! If you're not serving it right away, once it's done baking (golden brown on top, toothpick comes out clean, you know the drill), let it cool before putting foil on it so you don't get that weird condensation stuff under the foil.
Remember when my friends and I threw leftovers in a frittata? That's another make-ahead, one dish breakfast to serve. And thank you to my grandmother for this recipe!
What would you serve at brunch? What's your favorite meal of the day? Check out the next part in the Perfect Brunch Series: mimosa mixes!