~ a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch – invariably includes an alcoholic drink.
If lazy mornings are your thing, then you’ll already know all about brunch – that delicious meal we aspire to have every weekend. Whether it’s at home in your pajamas or out on the town sipping Mimosas all day, brunch can be whatever you want it to be. We have a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
The traditional brunch
As far as brunch goes, it doesn’t get much better than staying at home with your other half and moving from the bed to the table to devour a delicious meal together.
Why not set up a brunch table on the patio or balcony to enjoy the fresh air.
Cook up some eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms, and finish off with these delicious quinoa waffles with chia seed syrup – now that’s decadence!
Pair with Mimosas – fresh orange juice with sparkling wine or Grapetiser.
Brunch by the pool
On a warm summer’s day, a brunch picnic next to the pool is a luxury not to be missed. Spend time together in the kitchen making these delicious toasties, throw on a costume and laze by the pool on your favourite towel for the afternoon.
Pair with a refreshing juice cocktail and a splash of Pimms and lemonade.
Brunch on the move
For the more energetic amongst us, brunch can be done on the move too. Pack a bag with all the essentials and go for a hike with friends on a cool day. Don’t forget some fresh fruit, muffins, cheese and bacon quiche, and a delicious pastry for dessert. Take a blanket or towel to sit on and enjoy the view whilst tucking in.
Pair with fresh juice or a bottle of sparkling wine, as long as it’s not a long way down!
Host a brunch that will have all the neighbours talking. Invite them around and allocate a dish to each one to create a magnificent feast. Ideas include breakfast tacos or wraps – think scrambled egg, roasted tomatoes and avo; Nutella pancakes’ sticky cinnamon buns; French toast with bacon; waffles and fruit salad.
Pair with Bloody Mary’s – and don’t forget the celery sticks to serve.
Brunch on the road
If road tripping is your thing, don’t stop for fast food this Easter holiday – rather pack a feast to enjoy in the car. Think hot cross buns with cheese and jam; flapjacks with butter; bagels with egg and bacon; and fresh fruit salad.
Pair with tea or coffee from a flask and some ice-cold water with lemon.
Whatever your style, be sure to enjoy the meal with loved ones and make brunch a time to slow down and appreciate the finer things in life.