How to Host a Hassle-Free Sunday Brunch
Anyone who loves to entertain knows that the best way to do it is to incorporate food. Food is an essential part of any gathering, and one of the easiest meals to host at home is brunch. Everyone loves brunch, the fare is lighter than other meals, and the meal will take place at a good time of day, but none of those things make the event any less stressful. Here are a few tips for throwing a hassle-free Sunday brunch so you can enjoy it with your guests.
1. Prepare Ahead of Time
One of the best things you can do for a hassle-free brunch is to prepare as much as you can ahead of time. Get the groceries well ahead of time (except for fresh produce) and prepare as many of the dishes ahead of time as you can. Bake any pastries and cut fruit the day before, and try to opt for dishes that can be baked rather than cooked on a stovetop — casseroles can always be prepped the day before.
2. Serve Brunch Favorites in a Buffet Style
Another easy tip for throwing a successful and hassle-free brunch is to do a Sunday brunch buffet rather than cooking individual dishes for everyone. This is really simple to do, since traditional brunch dishes can usually be cooked in a large amount, like scrambled eggs, french toast, and pancakes, which will make things a lot easier and less cluttered in the kitchen.
3. Involve Your Guests
Many people think that involving guests in prep work or clean up is in poor taste, but it’s not. Depending on who you’re having over, it’s perfectly acceptable to ask them for help in chopping or slicing this or that, brewing coffee, or clearing the dishes. Meals are about community and interaction, and there’s nothing wrong with enlisting the help of your guests to help cooking or clean up go smoothly and quickly.
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