I hope you all had a wonderful day – either with your kiddos or your Mothers!
I wanted to host a brunch for my mom, my mother-in-law, my Nana, and our families, but just couldn’t fit everyone at our house – so my Mom agreed to host when I said I’d make all the food!
The extraordinary hostess even had a honey bee honey server. Seriously!
Thanks to Pinterest, party planning in a breeze. Wish it was around when I was planning our wedding!
Anyway, here’s a recap of the things I made, the recipes I followed, and the modifications! I don’t think anyone knew that any of the dishes were lightened up.
Mimosas with fresh squeeze orange juice (thanks to my juicer!), and overnight peach french toast:
Lemon Cheese Squares:
From Chocolate, Chocolate, and More – the only changes I made were no lemon extract and fat free cream cheese – these were a hit!
For the meat eaters, a sausage/egg/cheese casserole:
Adapted from Bob Evans – I used all whole eggs, 1 cup of cheese instead of two, skim milk for the milk.
Tomato Goat Cheese Quiche:
Recipe from one of my favorite sites, theKitchn. Again I used 2 whole eggs + the rest egg substitute, and unsweetened almond milk with some half and half instead of whole milk and heavy cream. The texture of this quiche was so light and airy!
Pineapple upside down cake:
This is my Nana’s favorite, so I didn’t change a darn thing – except I did make it from a box. Shh!
My favorite part of the meal: cinnamon chip scones!
Adapted from this Cooking Light recipe. I used 1/3 cup cinnamon chips and brushed them with half & half and sprinkled with turbinado sugar before baking.
Somehow I forgot to photograph the 5 lbs of red skin home fries with red peppers and onions. They took forever to cook in my small skillet.
All of this was prepped on Saturday, then Sunday morning I made brown sugar bacon, honey biscuits and re-heated the rest of the hot dishes right before serving. I’d say it was a success. Love you, Mom!