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We are having a New Year's Day Brunch - just got a couple bookings for this package and now need to put my thinking cap on for the brunch.
What would you serve for this brunch?
(Note - I have one non-pork eater here of the four guests).
 

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Buffet or plated?
My first thought for a New Years brunch would start with shrimp cocktail or some form of shrimp. Red beans & rice is traditional in the south I am told.
 

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Buffet or plated?
My first thought for a New Years brunch would start with shrimp cocktail or some form of shrimp. Red beans & rice is traditional in the south I am told..
During my sojurn in the south, the traditional new years meal meal was black eyed peas, cheese grits, country ham with red eye gravy, biscuits and scrambled eggs. I wasn't fond of country ham. For the non pork eater, any shoe leather would probably do as a substitute for the country ham.

 

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On the sideboard buffet style: mini-bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon (looks lux and you don't need much), individual yogurts, muffins or sweet bread, granola/cereal, fruit compote or sometimes a trifle in a footed bowl.
Omelets (simple fillings - cheese, spinach, salsa) to order with toast and bacon for anyone who wants. Orange juice and coffee poured at table. You could do turkey bacon for everyone, or just for the no-pork person.
In PA Dutch country where I grew up sauerkraut was the tradition for New Year's. But I wouldn't serve it for breakfast. I love cheese grits and they might be a nice savory item for the buffet, but we have found that lots of people like some plain carbs on New Year's Day - soaks up all the acid in their tummies.
 

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I don't remember if you responded to my New Year's weekend menu of eggs benny on smoked salmon with asparagus.
Also don' tknow if you're planning a buffet brunch or plated.
 

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Sorry did you ask this before? There are so many threads on here in one eye and out the other.

Asparagus sounds kinda familiar.
I have not decided on buffet, family style or plated yet. So far only two couples so I will wait one more day. As you know, this is the first time I have been open on NY's Eve by putting together a two night package I am hoping to keep out any drunkards who want to strip the wallpaper on the bathroom walls...sheesh I can still remember that story from like 6 years ago, but can't remember whose "experience" it was.
I compiled a list and will decide what goes out there shortly. I was at the grocery store and the only precooked shrimp they had were in the shell/skin and I won't serve those, so will see on Thursday what they have closer to NY's - they are out of stock on so much plus we had the snow storm here that left the shelves empty.
I want to do savory and sweet. Some of the things I might make are:
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries
  • Indiv Shrimp Cocktails
  • Either eggs bennie on finger sized croissants (one with no ham) or those Ham & Egg Tarts I posted on forum
  • Scrambled Eggs with cheese - avocado wedges around plate (side salsa)
  • Greek Salad - cucumber, tomato, olive, feta in a raspberry vinaigrette
  • Rosemary Potatoes
  • Fruit platter
  • Sausage links
  • Yoghurts or parfaits
  • Bagels
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Mimosas (alcohol free unless they byo)
 

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BnBFinder has a great recipe section. One called Brunch Recipes. May be some great recipes there.
 

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Sorry did you ask this before? There are so many threads on here in one eye and out the other.

Asparagus sounds kinda familiar.
I have not decided on buffet, family style or plated yet. So far only two couples so I will wait one more day. As you know, this is the first time I have been open on NY's Eve by putting together a two night package I am hoping to keep out any drunkards who want to strip the wallpaper on the bathroom walls...sheesh I can still remember that story from like 6 years ago, but can't remember whose "experience" it was.
I compiled a list and will decide what goes out there shortly. I was at the grocery store and the only precooked shrimp they had were in the shell/skin and I won't serve those, so will see on Thursday what they have closer to NY's - they are out of stock on so much plus we had the snow storm here that left the shelves empty.
I want to do savory and sweet. Some of the things I might make are:
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries
  • Indiv Shrimp Cocktails
  • Either eggs bennie on finger sized croissants (one with no ham) or those Ham & Egg Tarts I posted on forum
  • Scrambled Eggs with cheese - avocado wedges around plate (side salsa)
  • Greek Salad - cucumber, tomato, olive, feta in a raspberry vinaigrette
  • Rosemary Potatoes
  • Fruit platter
  • Sausage links
  • Yoghurts or parfaits
  • Bagels
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Mimosas (alcohol free unless they byo)
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Joey Bloggs said:
Sorry did you ask this before? There are so many threads on here in one eye and out the other.

Asparagus sounds kinda familiar.
I have not decided on buffet, family style or plated yet. So far only two couples so I will wait one more day. As you know, this is the first time I have been open on NY's Eve by putting together a two night package I am hoping to keep out any drunkards who want to strip the wallpaper on the bathroom walls...sheesh I can still remember that story from like 6 years ago, but can't remember whose "experience" it was.
I compiled a list and will decide what goes out there shortly. I was at the grocery store and the only precooked shrimp they had were in the shell/skin and I won't serve those, so will see on Thursday what they have closer to NY's - they are out of stock on so much plus we had the snow storm here that left the shelves empty.
I want to do savory and sweet. Some of the things I might make are:
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries
  • Indiv Shrimp Cocktails
  • Either eggs bennie on finger sized croissants (one with no ham) or those Ham & Egg Tarts I posted on forum
  • Scrambled Eggs with cheese - avocado wedges around plate (side salsa)
  • Greek Salad - cucumber, tomato, olive, feta in a raspberry vinaigrette
  • Rosemary Potatoes
  • Fruit platter
  • Sausage links
  • Yoghurts or parfaits
  • Bagels
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Mimosas (alcohol free unless they byo)
Yum O! I would be happy with half of that! Sounds decadent!
RIki
 

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yummmm ... sorry, that's not a suggestion. but ... sounds so good!
 
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