Two weekends ago I figured out why I’m a bruch snob. I went home to Connecticut for the weekend for Palm Sunday (That’s right, my family celebrates Palm Sunday just as big as they celebrbate Easter. Is this an Italian thing?) I got home on Saturday at 7:00pm and had to leave on Sunday by 4:00pm, so essentially I had time to go to a bar, go to church, and have Palm Sunday brunch.
Also, I found it incredibly amusing that as I took out my camera before the meal started my Aunt [name-removed-for-her-protection] warned me that I wasn’t allowed to use any names, addresses, or other personal information in the blog post. I hadn’t even said that I was writing a blog post, at this point I guess it’s just assumed.
I sat there and looked at the table of food in front of me and I realized exactly how spoiled I’ve been when it comes to good food in my life. Every family holiday 17 of us get together, 4 different aunts cook (hey, hey, hey – I help with the dishes), and there is so. much. food. Don’t believe me? Check out our usual antipasto or our Thanksgiving meal.
This tour is the tour around our brunch table. Please enjoy and take advantage of some of these brunch ideas.
Mimosas all around, made with proseco.
The table dressed with palm.
Two different kinds of quiche and a delicious brocolli casserole made with cream of mushroom soup.
Mushroom & gruyere quiche.
And spinach & bacon.
There were two egg strattas – one with onions, peppers & sausage, and one with just cheese.
There were individual stuffed french toasts, stuffed with jam and creamcheese.
My new favorite thing – prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe. (Actually, on Easter we added prosciutto-wrapped pineapple to the menu as well. So, so good.)
And you can’t forget the tomato and fresh mozzarella.
Here’s a shot of my plate after round one.
And goodness gracious was it delicious.
One of my favorite things about this brunch is that it was so savory. I feel like a lot of times when people eat brunch foods they’re all incredibly sweet, which isn’t always the best way to start the day. I vow right now to always make sure that there are enough savory options at brunch from here on out. (I solemnly swear I am up to no good.)
Anyway. This is why I am a brunch snob, and you know what that means? That I’m going to eat a lot of delicious food over the course of my life, and you know what? I’m absolutely okay with that.
What are some of your favorite brunch dishes?