I don't recall ever hosting a brunch for a group before, seems to always be dinners. However this coming weekend I am hosting a brunch for my SO's birthday, including the inlaws. I want to keep it simple but delicious of course!! There are 8 of us. Here are my thoughts, please jump in with opinions, recipes.
Sausage strata (I like this for the make ahead part, I don't have a recipe, but I do have some nice aged British cheeses in my fridge)
Warm tomato/bacon compote (maybe skip the bacon, since the strata will have sausage?)
Something sweet (sticky buns??) that I can make ahead, or throw in oven after strata is good.
Any other ideas? This will be a 10:30am brunch. Some fruit might be nice, but a fruit salad seems so pedestrian.