On Friday I read somewhere that it was Grandparents Day on September 7th. Two days away. Oops.
Is this a real holiday or did Hallmark make it up? Not like it matters, even if the only place I saw it celebrated was on Sprout, I knew my mom would be expecting a card. (She’s like, really into cards.)
Since I knew it was too late to get cards out in time, I decided to throw an impromptu Grandparents Day Brunch. I invited all the grandparents and they all said yes.
Pinterest helped me come up with a fabulous brunch menu and everything turned out delicious!
Sure there were some minor snafus on the way to putting out this spread, namely when I dropped a bowl of hot, melted butter ALL over my jeans and had to change minutes before everyone arrived, but I didn’t even yell or curse. I was too excited to eat all this yummy food.
- Belgian waffles are a brunch must. This recipe was great– Easy and Fluffy Belgian Waffles from Something Swanky. We served them with strawberries, fresh whipped cream, and Trader Joe’s real maple syrup.
- The other main course dish was this Bacon and Cheddar Quiche, to which I added chopped scallions. (I will add scallions to pretty much anything.)
- I got the Blueberry Breakfast Bars recipe from Parents magazine last year. These are a yummy, healthy-ish breakfast option that both my kids (and me) will happily eat.
- Sausages. No recipe needed. We just buy the frozen kind and cook them up in a pan.
- What’s a brunch without crispy, salty potatoes of some sort? I find hash browns to be difficult to make, so I did The Pioneer Woman‘s Best Breakfast Potatoes instead.
- This is the dish I was most excited about: Apple Pie Spread with Pie Crust Cookies from The Vintage Mom. This recipe just screams “fall” and anything that highlights a delicious homemade pie crust is a must-try in my book. I loved these and am considering making another batch to send in to my daughter’s teachers for a surprise snack one day.
- You have to have mimosas at brunch, right? If I wasn’t pregnant, I would have tried some more inventive cocktails but I am, so too bad. Once I pop this baby out, I can’t wait to try making my own Spicy Bloody Mary, which I unfortunately discovered the deliciousness of right before I found out I was pregnant.
Here’s my “Brunch Menu” Pinterest board in case you’d like to follow along. It has all the recipes I used yesterday plus some other fun brunch items I plan to try next time!