Last weekend I threw a surprise birthday brunch for my mommy. It was a great excuse to get our family & friends together on a cold winter morning! By using a mix of homemade and store bought finger foods, I was able to put it together pretty quickly. Here’s what the menu looked like.
Inspired by an episode of iCarly (yes, I watch iCarly with my 3 yr & 18 mo old boys..and I love it), I designed this fun waffle bouquet using Eggo mini and regular size waffles. I also added fruit flowers made by cutting c antelope and kiwi with my mini cookie cutters. The kids were so excited to eat “waffles on a stick”… not gonna lie, I liked it too! Doesn’t everything just taste better on a stick?? I think so!
Making quiche in cupcake form is a great way to get kids & grown-ups to eat their spinach and eggs. I found a super easy crust-less quiche recipes on www.allrecipes.com and modified it by baking in a greased cupcake pan for 15 minutes. You should try it, you’ll like it! Let me know how it works out
How cute are these cucumber bites? They are easy and fun to make. I cut up thick slices of English cucumber and piped yogurt spread (Labne) rosettes on top. Cream cheese would work just fine. Labne is a Lebanese Yogurt Spread that has a creamier texture and tangier taste. It’s also lower in calories (BIG PLUS). It can typically be found in the refrigerated section at WholeFood or in specialty markets. Top rosettes with a fresh mint leaf and a green olive.
Homemade mini chocolate chip banana muffins, recipe found on allrecipes.com. I totally love that site BTW!
Berries and cream croissants, made by spreading softened cream cheese & strawberry jelly on refrigerated “crescent” rolls.
Homemade apple cinnamon oatmeal parfaits for the health conscious. The oatmeal was sweetened with honey & brown suger, layered with apple sauce, pine nuts and fresh apples.
Potato Hash with caramelized onion and green peppers.
Fresh squeezed lemonade…j/k, it’s store bought lemonade with fresh lemon and lime slices. I rimmed the lemonade glasses with green sugar to add a little extra sweetness
Do you have any fun & easy brunch recipes? Plan to try any of the ideas I shared here? Drop us a comment and let us know how it goes!
Happy *26th* Birthday Mama
*Peace Love & Cupcakes*