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Special brunch - wot to include?

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dandycandyjellybean Sun 26-Oct-08 20:29:27

Going out for a meal on Sat for my 20th anniversary. Will then be having my sis, hubby + 2 dd (11 and 9), mum and dad, auntie and an old friend for brunch, plus my ds (3just). Was gonna do a veggie cooked brekkie, but then thought we might still be a bit stodged out after really nice italian meal (loads of courses, antipasti etc) - also don't want the stress.

So, was thinking of going to costco for big tray of croissants, big tray of danishes, (lots of lovely butter and jams etc) a couple of melons and a big bowl of grapes and bananas etc, then just really nice fresh coffee and juice. Anything else you think?

CapnJadetheKnife Sun 26-Oct-08 20:32:00


Apart from that sounds fine.

harpomarx Sun 26-Oct-08 20:33:23

If it was for me, I like a bit of savoury in the morning, so I'd add a really good loaf of bread (for toast) and some nice cheese and something like smoked salmon or crab pate. And some good cherry tomatoes.

The rest sounds great, love loads of fruit in the morning (pineapple? mango?). Hot chocolate for the kids.

dandycandyjellybean Sun 26-Oct-08 20:36:39

thanks guys, love the hot choc idea, and the savoury, I'm a savoury girl all the way but i wasn't sure what to add. Don't do the fish, coz we're veggie, but cherry toms and a few crudites maybe. What cheese would you suggest? Hummous and olives a step too far you think?

tartetatin Sun 26-Oct-08 20:36:49

Is everyone invited to the brunch going to the dinner the night before? If not they might be expecting something a bit more substantial -
bagels,scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, cream cheese

harpomarx Sun 26-Oct-08 20:42:30

I would have something like Jarlsberg, maybe a goat cheese, cheddar. I even like a mild blue cheese such as Blue Castello for breakfast. I would be fine with hummus and olives for brunch - you're welcome at mine anytime grin

dandycandyjellybean Sun 26-Oct-08 20:47:34

yes everyone invited, all stopping over either at mine or my lovely mil. They all are fine with the fact we're veggie, so they won't be expecting smoked salmon etc. Do you think I should do scrambled eggs in addition to the cheese and hummus? I did think of them but was worried about them going a bit leathery if not eaten immediately i.e. the logistics of getting everyone served etc.

harpomarx Sun 26-Oct-08 20:51:14

If you like and can make scrambled eggs then do it. Personally, I'm not keen unless they're brilliantly made. And agree, they're not the sort of thing that likes sitting around getting cold.

janeite Sun 26-Oct-08 20:54:14

You could do some hard boiled eggs instead of scrambled - to have with soft rolls and butter.

Personally I don't fancy the idea of hoummus that early but second the Jarlsberg suggestion; Babybels for the children maybe?

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