With Father’s Day coming up next month, I wanted to share some photos from the brunch I organized for my dad last year! Breakfast foods are my favourite to cook (and serve!), mostly because it’s pretty hard to screw up and even the slightest effort can make a big impact! For this brunch, I focused on some of my Dad’s favourite foods and used small portion sizes so that everyone could enjoy an assortment of dishes.
First up: chicken & waffles! Using pre-made buttermilk waffles and oven-fried chicken, this dish was surprisingly easy to make. I cut the waffles into quarters and used toothpicks to attach the bite-sized pieces.
The next dish was homemade french toast, cut into tall slices and served inside a shot glass filled with maple syrup. French toast can be really filling, so serving in in tall slices allowed everyone to enjoy 1-2 mini servings – while still saving room for slightly healthier items.
The third dish was eggs baked inside pieces of deli ham. I lined muffin tins with slices of black forest ham, then cracked an egg into each one. I topped them with a little bit of shredded cheese, and baked them for about 20 minutes. These are really easy to serve on a platter, and you can re-heat leftovers. I finished the table with fresh bread, assorted jams, desserts and fruit.
Brunch and mimosas go hand-in-hand, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create a mimosa bar! I paired my favourite Frexienet Cava with freshly squeeze orange juice and grapefruit juice. To garnish the glasses, I set out orange slices and raspberries. Since one drink option is never enough, I also made mini caesars using tall shot glasses. I use caesar rimmer on the glasses, and finished them off with a skinny slice of celery.
Hope this post gives you some inspiration for your own Father’s Day celebration!