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Casual neighborhood coffee - brunch recipes?

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Casual neighborhood coffee - brunch recipes?

tannline | Nov 17, 2012 12:27 PM

We're having neighbors over in a few weeks. Probably 30-40 adults and kids. Coffee, cider, conversation. Some guests will bring a dish. I'll put out enough to make sure all are fed even if some come empty-handed. This is a casual morning get-together; no champagne or caviar.

Here are some ideas - I'll probably put out 4 or 5 dishes. Please feel free to comment or suggest other simple or make-ahead ideas. Thank you!

1. Something savory and substantial
Quiche
Potato and Bacon breakfast casserole - possibly make a second, subbing spinach and feta for the bacon
Steamed salmon
Pasta/shrimp salad

2. Something sweet
Blintz soufflé ("souffle" is a misnomer; this is a rich, sweet eggy dish casserole) - definitely will make for the sake of family peace
Muffins -assign to others
pumpkin bread
ina garten’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake
costco fruit tart

3. Something light and salad-y
Fruit salad - assign to others
Green salad – assign to others

4. Something munchy
Plate of sandwiches – but might get soggy.
Bagels and cream cheese
Cheese / crackers / biscuits

What do you think?

- Julia

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