10 on Tuesday: Ode to Brunch

We’ve been eating a lot of leisurely Saturday meals lately, which has me thinking of my favorite meal – brunch.  I’m not sure why I love brunch so much but it is just such a pleasing meal.

Here are ten of my favorite brunch dishes; check back (tomorrow) for links to recipes (sorry, motherhood calls today – we’re having our final play date with David before he moves to Dayton):

1. Home fries, from potatoes baked in the oven and then cooked stove top in butter with fresh garlic, onions, pepper & season salt, topped with cheddar cheese and chopped up garden tomatoes

2. French toast / baked French toast

3. Peppered bacon or applewood smoked bacon (or Canadian bacon)

4. Fresh fruit salad – must include raspberries, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries and whatever assortment of melons, grapes and other berries that are handy

5. Beef hash with (over medium) fried eggs and  melted cheddar on top

6. “Breakfast casserole” introduced to me by my MIL – sausage, eggs, cheese, bread – what else do you need 🙂

7. Cheesy ham and potato casserole (introduced to the family by Jen)

8. Cinnamon rolls (I do love the ones  that come in the pop can in the refrigerator section of the supermarket)

9. Muffins – especially blueberry (the box kind that come with the can of real berries, where you can substitute the juice from the can for other liquid in the recipe and turn the muffins purple) or banana muffins with lemon frosting

10. Bagels – like real NY bagels, toasted with butter and honey (can substitute biscuits if necessary, as I live in the South)

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3 thoughts on “10 on Tuesday: Ode to Brunch

  1. susan July 20, 2010 / 4:56 pm

    LOVE brunch…your list sounds delicious!!!!!!

  2. Common Loon July 20, 2010 / 5:30 pm

    I like your list!!!! However, I would differ on my #9 and #10. I think Eggs Benedict deserves to make the list, and I have a fabulous breakfast casserole recipe that sounds horrid but tastes scrumptous (p.279 in Taste of Home’s Casserole Cookbook). If someone else is cooking, then I would add belgian waffles and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Now I’m getting hungry…

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