I love Sundays. They are for spending quality time with family and friends and now that we have our own little family, there’s nothing I enjoy more than sharing the love!
Today was no exception and we enjoyed a long and leisurely brunch in the comfort of our own home.
You know it’s been a good one when you sit down to eat at 11am and the next time you look at the clock it’s 4pm!
Now that I have the added fun of preparing most meals with Violetta either in my arms or sleeping close by, I needed to make the brunch as easy and effective as possible.
So, busy mums and dads, here’s my recipe for a Perfect Sunday Brunch!
- Lay the table the night before when the little one’s asleep. Plates, knives and forks, napkins, glasses, tea cups, trivets and serving spoons.
- Make sure you have all the bits you need (and if anythings missing send the other half out, you never know what fun and games the morning will present!). Milk, orange juice, tea, coffee, bread, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, eggs, beans, avocado.
- Tidy the house now – you may not have time in the morning.
- When you wake up, set up the all in one trays. I use a big oven proof dish (or two). Drizzle some olive oil in the dishes, slice the sausages in half and put them in, curl the bacon, add the tomato, season with salt and pepper and put to one side until your guests arrive.
- Get out a pan for the scrambled eggs and one for the baked beans.
- Pre beat the eggs in a jug and pop the beans in the pan.
- Slice the avocado and the bread.
- Prep the teapot and cafetière and fill the kettle.
- Put the OJ, sauces and salt and pepper on the table.
- 15 mins before your guests arrive, put the oven dishes in for 30 mins. Take out and break a couple of eggs in. Pop back in the oven for 10 mins.
- When that’s back in the oven heat the beans and make the scrambled egg.
- Have the other half pour the champers and you’re ready to go!
- At the end of brunch boil the kettle and make the tea and coffee.