Finally, spring has sprung! Take advantage of the bright mornings to celebrate the advent of summer. What perfect way to wake your family or loved ones than preparing a delicious Easter brunch in your own home? Here are some suggestions to create an impressive spread for the festive feast.
For an entrée, you might like this breakfast casserole. Mix beaten eggs, diced onions, bell pepper, shredded cheese, hash browns, and crumbled bacon into a casserole dish. Bake it up for a savory hearty main dish.
Add a side of pancakes. Surprise the kids and the adults in the house with bunny-shaped pancakes. Carry out the bunny theme with footpads dotted with chocolate nibs and a spray-on whipped cream tail. Hint: for fluffier pancakes swap out plain water with Crystal Geyser Sparkling Water (Original only for best results) to the mix.
Egg Bread Centerpiece
Many became bread-making experts during the lockdown, so put the skill to use! Prepare a decorative Easter bread with a rich, eggy dough. Braid the dough and form into any shape and top with a sweet glaze, crunchy slivered almonds, or accent with poppy or sesame seeds. A braided egg bread tastes so soft and flavorful and makes a beautiful edible centerpiece for your Easter table. Save a little left-over batter and use it to wrap breakfast sausages for mouthwatering sausage rolls (otherwise known as kolaches).
Create colorful glasses of cut up or infused fresh fruit and Crystal Geyser Sparkling. Vary the concoctions by setting up a mocktail bar and to allow each person to create their own. Keep your mocktail icy cold with cubed or crushed ice. Here are some ideas to rev up some holiday mocktail madness:
For a basic mocktail, garnish each stemmed glass with a strawberry, slice of lemon, lime, orange, or wedge of your favorite seasonal fruit. Or try one of these infusion suggestions:
- Make a simple lemon and honey mixture or other flavorful syrup or an herb or spice infusion like mint, cilantro, cinnamon, or ginger.
- For a fruity infusion, add berries, pineapple, or peach to each glass. A cocktail muddler works well for this. Press down, crushing the fruit, but not mashing it to a pulp. Add Crystal Geyser Sparkling, ice, and drop in a sprig of mint.
- Grab your melon-balling tool and create a tower of colorful melon balls with a mix of watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe in Tom Collins glasses, adding crushed ice and Crystal Geyser Sparkling.
As an option to the single-glass mocktail, serve drinks like punch, pouring your fizzy drinks from your finest punch bowl. Make sure the sparkling water is added just before serving. Dress up the bowl with a floating flavored ice ring and to keep things chilled.
Worried there’s not enough time? Don’t worry, just make sure you have all the ingredients for the fabulous feast. Rather than running from store to store for brunch ingredients, order online and have them delivered or pick them up curbside. You’ll have everything you need in no time.
Create a Festive Atmosphere
Make Easter Sunday extra special by setting the proper mood. You and the kids can have an egg decorating party and then hold an Easter egg hunt inside or in the yard. Create that perfect atmosphere by adorning the walls in the house with decoration and artwork. Create the spirit that reflects what Easter means to you and your family.
Dress for the occasion. Put on your Easter finery as you would if you were going out. Ask the rest of the family to dress up too. Have something special for the young ones to wear … a hat, bow, or fancy new shoes. And of course, make it Instagrammable with a festive basket!
Gather around the table. Enjoy the feast, each other’s company, and the occasion. And maybe each person can share the blessings they are grateful for, especially to be together, well and happy, from the comfort of home.