Holiday Family Brunch Menu
is a casual meal with Strawberry Bruschetta and Fruit Juice Mocktails and Cocktails for the adults.
The fruit juice mocktail and cocktail with the strawberry bruschetta turns a basic weekend breakfast into a festive holiday family brunch. It’s all very easy to do and it’s not going to break the bank.
Some of us are still wrapping presents, or maybe decorating the tree. It’s a hectic time but it’s the time of year when we enjoy entertaining family and friends.
I like casual meals this time of year. I always keep fresh berries and some seasonal fruit available for brunch and sometimes I just like to make breakfast for dinner.
You don’t have to dig up special recipes, or spend a fortune buying the most expensive ingredients. Breakfast foods are nutritious and inexpensive and we usually have everything in our pantries.
Here is a simple holiday family brunch menu I like to put together for a happy meal when it’s least expected. It’s easy to make with a no fuss/low budget plan to celebrate the holidays together.
Fruit Juice Cocktail (sparkling wine and sparkling water for the kids)
Peppermint Waffles – Or – Whole Grain Pancakes with Berry Compote
Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate
For the strawberry bruschetta I used whole grain bread and using a glass (you can use a biscuit cutter if you have one) I cut out 2-3″ rounds. I lightly toasted the bread circles and set them aside. Just before serving I added the prepared strawberries to the bread rounds. There you have an easy and delicious strawberry bruschetta.
There are no measurements for this recipe. Start with the number of servings you will need for the bread slices. Start with 2-4 rounds per person, adding more if necessary. Increase as needed Using a glass to cut out the rounds of bread you will then need you will need about 1 Tablespoon of strawberries per 2 inch slice of bread. Use the honey and vinegar according to taste - start with 1 teaspoon and increase as needed.
- Fresh Strawberries
- whole grain bread slices, cut into rounds and toasted
- balsamic vinegar
- Slice or chop the strawberries and add a teaspoon of honey and balsamic vinegar and stir until blended. Set aside for 15 minutes.
- Cut rounds or triangles from bread slices and toast. Set aside.
- Just before serving add the strawberries to the toast and serve.
FRUIT JUICE COCKTAIL is easy to make. Use your favorite fruit juice and add sparkling water for a Family Friendly Mocktail. To make a Fruit Juice Cocktail use Sparkling Wine and add it to the fruit juice.
Fill each glass 2/3 full with juice, then add the sparkling water or wine. Add fresh berries or slices of lime for garnish. Serve with or without ice.
Whip up a batch of muffins and pancakes and enjoy a casual yet festive brunch with family and friends.
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