The solution? Host a make-ahead brunch, then steal away with my husband while Grandma spends QT with her adoring grandsons. It’s the perfect plan.
spend your morning get glammed up while the french toast bakes. No
standing over a frying pan required.
from Sara at Sprouted Kitchen are just what you need. The night before,
prep mason jars with oats, berries, baking powder and salt, and mix
milk with everything but the butter (which should be added the morning
of). Put it all together and bake before serving. Oatmeal has never
looked so gorgeous.
We can’t talk brunch without talking pancakes. The experts at America’s Test Kitchen call these Better Than the Box Pancakes.
The recipe does requirs ingredients that you need to buy ahead of time, but
it’s worth it. The best part is that the mix keeps in your freezer
for up to 2 months. Talk about make-ahead!
from With Style and Grace. Squeeze lime juice and hull strawberries
ahead of time (or use already prepped frozen strawberries), then whiz
everything together in time for a toast.
And, of course, don’t forget the coffee! If it’s warm in your neck of the woods, our post on delicious iced coffee drinks
has plenty of options perfect for a special brunch (shown: Iced Mexican
Coffee from Girl Cooks World). Plus, they’ll give you just the boost
you need to enjoy the rest of your day… maybe doing nothing. -Stacie