How to Make Brunch at Home

how to make brunch at homeLately I have found myself reading more and more lifestyle blogs and following more “pretty home things” on Instagram. I just love the look of organized homes, inspiring office spaces, and lovely home cooked meals. Taking in all of this perfection can sometimes leave me feeling ho-hum though.

My office space is also the dog’s bedroom so I often work from the couch using a tv stand. My home is not perfectly organized unless I have a guest at the door. My meals are tasty, but not worthy of a Good Housekeeping MagazineΒ spread. Similar to what I said last week in my Koss review, this would be brunch for the everyday gal.Β 

When I was grocery shopping on Sunday, I felt the desire to make breakfast on Martin Luther King Day since my husband and I were both off from work. He is not into fru-fru foods, so I wanted to make it simple and appealing. I hate having to “sell” the food I prepare to him. (Honey… I promise it tastes good even though I can barely pronounce the name of 5 out of 7 of the ingredients.)

Among my normal grocery list, I picked up thick cut slab bacon, fresh chives, eggs, southern style biscuits, and mint tea. I should have grabbed some champagne to make mimosas, but my grocery store didn’t have a brand that I liked. But mint tea? It reminded me of mornings in Jamaica and I know the husband loves it.

I scrambled the eggs with minimal salt, black pepper, and folded in chopped fresh chives. The bacon was pan fried while the biscuits were baking in the oven. The water was boiled, the tea was perfectly steeped for 3 minutes and topped with cane sugar.

Easy peasy.Β 

The conversation we had on the couch while watching the morning shows was longer than the time I spent in the kitchen. Plus, how can you not like a meal that includes bacon?

Do you ever make brunch at home?

What’s your favorite breakfast food?

24 Comments

  1. Yummy! I’m gonna to try this brunch.can you suggest me any other recipes.

    3.12.14 ·
  2. Dita says:

    I have not made a brunch for a long time. I think I’ll take your advice and make one this weekend. It will be a nice change. I guess I am not making it because I always make breakfast. I alternate between oatmeal with blackberries or strawberries and eggs. I got used to making eggs (scrambled or omelette) with one egg yolk and two egg whites.

    1.24.14 ·
    • We all have our routines. Lately, I have been focusing on upping my protein, so I have a lean piece of chicken and a handful of nuts as my healthy fat. Strange, I know. BUT it’s been working for my weight loss plan thus far.

      I still haven’t had oatmeal and eggs yet. I don’t know what it is about that combo that makes me hesitate. lol

      1.24.14 ·
  3. I am a huge Saturday brunch fan. I like to take some time every week to make something extra delicious on the weekend and really enjoy my meal. This past Saturday I cooked up Almond Flour Waffles topped with fresh fruit. So good. I have a huge soft spot for biscuits and these look divine. Amazing breakfast combo if I do say so myself.

    1.23.14 ·
    • Why, thank you, Nikki! Your breakfast sounds divine though… far more “brunch worthy”. You make me want to invest in a waffle iron now. πŸ™‚

      1.23.14 ·
  4. LOVE the idea of brunch and your hunny lol. That meal looks amazing and who doesn’t love bacon?

    1.22.14 ·
    • Exactly! I have a strict friend rule…thou shalt love bacon. Period. πŸ™‚

      1.23.14 ·
  5. Cassandre says:

    I absolutely love brunch. I love a girlie granola/yogurt and fruit to start.. then on to eggs and a carb either a nice biscuit or waffle.. and end it with a nice hot Chai.. ok, i’m getting hungry as I write this.

    1.22.14 ·
    • mmmmmm. I just ate dinner and now I feel hungry. I’ve never had chai before. I saw it on the Starbucks menu, but chickened out and ordered a latte instead. I’ll have to try it next time so I can have a proper drink to wash down my brunch. πŸ™‚

      1.23.14 ·
  6. Sounds delicious! I’ve actually taken to having people over for brunch on occasion … my husband and I kind of like having our nights to hang out together, and I enjoy cooking (even if it’s easy cooking like this), so it’s a perfect way to socialize on our terms!

    1.21.14 ·
    • That is one of my dream gatherings. I would love to invite couples over for brunch…and it seems easier and less stressful in comparison with dinner.

      1.23.14 ·
  7. I don’t like breakfast food at all for the most part. I will eat a little piece of bacon when my Mother cooks it for the family. I do like Mimosas though at brunch outings where I can order regular food and the other people can still order breakfast food. Hope you enjoyed the holiday!

    1.21.14 ·
    • I got scared when you said you didn’t like breakfast….until you mentioned that you still ate bacon. Phew! lol

      1.23.14 ·
  8. Kim says:

    Occasionally we will make brunch on the weekends or days where we are all home and don’t have to rush off!

    1.21.14 ·
    • Same here… it’s hard to find time to make a hot breakfast on the weekends when you have to catch up on all the things you can’t do during the week.

      1.24.14 ·
  9. Ree says:

    Hi! Visiting from your SITS Tribe! I love the idea of a brunch, especially on the rare weekdays that both my husband and I are home to share breakfast together. Bacon is by far my favorite food..and not just for breakfast πŸ˜‰

    1.21.14 ·
    • Hey Ree! Thanks for visiting! Bacon is obviously great at any time of the day… on sandwiches for lunch, on pasta or veggies at dinner… The possibilities are endless!

      1.24.14 ·
  10. Yummy! I love brunch at home! My husband is great at making eggs. I’m good at homemade muesli and fruit! πŸ™‚

    1.21.14 ·
    • I’ve never had muesli, but I have definitely seen it on menus before. I still need to purchase the black rice you mentioned on your blog.

      1.24.14 ·
  11. Stephanie A. says:

    Looks good…yum!

    1.21.14 ·
    • It was! πŸ™‚ Anything with bacon has to be good, right?

      1.24.14 ·
  12. Patty says:

    Great brunch! More importantly great couple time. πŸ™‚

    1.21.14 ·
  13. My favorite breakfast food is eggs by far. I need them every morning. I even find myself craving them in the evening!

    1.21.14 ·
    • I’ve done breakfast for dinner before too. When I was little, I used to do stewed corned beef and grits. Mmm mmm mm

      1.24.14 ·

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