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Best of Breakfast and Lunch - Flavorful Weekend Brunch Recipes

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

The weekends were made for sleeping in. Kids sleep in without school to get them up. Average 9-to-5ers sleep in without having to drudge off to work. Partiers sleep in with their hangovers. By the time everyone rouses, it is 10 AM and you have to make the hard decision between breakfast food or lunch food. The weekend is not for hard decisions, thus the meal of brunch was brought forth, combining the best of both meals! What does one make for brunch though? Try some of these weekend brunch recipes.

blueberry cream cheese french toast

Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole

What you need:
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/2 a loaf of French bread (fresh or crusty) cut into cubs
5 ounces of cream cheese cut into cubes
1 cup of blueberries, fresh or thawed
butter to grease the pan

Whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Add the bread cubes and gently fold them into the mixture, try not to tear apart the bread. Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty by using them instead of utensils.

Add the cream cheese and blueberries and again gently fold them into the mixture.

In a pan, grease using the butter and add in the mixture. Refrigerate overnight. However, do not keep for more than 24 hours.

In an oven preheated to 350 degrees, place the pan covered with foil in and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Serve with syrup and enjoy an ooey gooey treat.

frittata

Frittata

What you will need:
6 eggs
parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
butter
1 cup of roasted asparagus, chopped
1 cup of cooked ham, cubed

Preheat the oven to the broil setting

Beat the eggs until mixed and add the about a 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese, pepper and salt. Heat up an oven stick skillet or cast iron pan and grease it with butter. Add the asparagus and ham, sauté that for about 3 minutes.

Pour in the egg mixture and stir around with a spatula. Do this until the mixture begins to thicken all the way through. Place in the oven for 5 minutes until the top is golden brown and fluffy.

eggie in a basket

Eggie In A Basket

What you need:
Eggs
Bread
Butter
Cheese and vegetables are optional.

Take your slice of bread and cut out a decent sized hole in the middle with something like—for example—a shot glass. Now there are two ways of making eggie in a basket. You can heat up some butter in a skillet and do it that way or you can place some greased foil on a sheet pan and use the oven.

Regardless how you cook it, you crack an egg in the center hole you created and cook it a bit like French toast until the egg is cooked. If you use the oven method, you can add thinly sliced vegetables like peppers, onions, or mushrooms and cover with cheese after the egg is baked. It adds a little extra flavor explosion to the simply tasty treat. These are also nicely portable and are not reserved just for brunch.

breakfast sandwhich

Leaning Tower Breakfast Sandwich

This recipe is kind of involving. Lots of recipes within the recipe, but the end result is amazing and you can do a lot of different things with the recipes.

What you need:
Biscuits (homemade or from a tin and baked)
Bacon
Eggs, fried
Vegetable oil for frying
Flour
Garlic salt
Salt and pepper
Milk
Chicken tenderloins

To make the sausage gravy, cook up some sausage in a skillet until it is cooked and crumbly. Remove the sausage and drain off some of the grease. Leave about 3 tablespoons of grease to make a roux for the gravy. On a medium heat add 1/2 cup of flour and stir constantly until golden brown. Add one cup of milk and keep stirring until thickened. Add the sausage back in and let heat until bubbling.

The sandwich calls for some homemade chicken tenders to add on. You can use store bought but believe me the homemade chicken is oodles better.

To make the chicken tenders, whip up an egg batter or use buttermilk to wet the chicken. Roll the chicken around in a mixture of flour, garlic salt, and pepper then fry until the outside is crispy.

After you have prepped those two things, pile the chicken, cooked bacon, and fried egg onto a biscuit and top with sausage gravy. There is no better brunch for a hangover after a night of partying.

breakfast pizza

Berry Breakfast Pizza

What you need:
Sugar
Cornstarch
Mixed berries, fresh or thawed
Butter
Cream cheese
Pita bread, split in half
Powdered sugar for garnish

For the berries, throw about two cups of berries in a sauce pan. Add in about 4 teaspoons of cornstarch and a 1/4 cup of sugar. Stir in a 1/2 cup of water and cook until thickened. Take off the heat and stir in a teaspoon of butter.

In a bowl, whip together the cream cheese and 1/4 cup of sugar with an electric mixer.

Split the pita bread and toast in the oven or a toaster. Brush the pita half with some melted butter and spread the cream cheese mixture over it. Spread the berries over the cream cheese and top with powdered sugar.

brunch drinks

Drinks

A Mimosa

What you need:
Champagne
Orange Juice

No brunch would be complete without a mimosa. they were practically made for brunch (and removing hangovers). Though they are refreshing and tasty way to relax or start the day. To make a mimosa essentially just half fill the glass with orange juice and top with champagne.

If alcohol before 5 PM is not your cup of tea, try an iced coffee

Iced Coffee

What you will need:
Thick Coffee
Milk
Sugar
Ice

You can make an ice coffee out of cold coffee from breakfast, but to make a real ice coffee you have to prepare the coffee differently. You have to combine a half cup of coffee grounds with a whole cup of water and let sit over night in the refrigerator.

Then combine the coffee with sugar and stir vigorously.  Pour over ice and finish with milk.

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Comments

Jun 10, 2013 11:51am
LittleBrownFrog
Yum! The berry breakfast pizza looks great!
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