Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Brunch Ideas

If you are hosting Easter Brunch this year, here are a few good ideas for the buffet.

I am serving my "Spinach Pie". Which is the easiest thing in the world.

Buy a frozen pie shell and fill it with:

3 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1 packet Lipton Vegetable Soup Mix (I know, gross, but it's all natural)
1 cup of cubed Gruyere or Swiss Cheese
10 oz. package of frozen chopped spinach, defrosted (excess water squeezed out)

Mix all together and fill the pie shell. No salt needed because there are enough seasonings in the soup mix.

Bake 350F for 40 minutes. Everyone loves this and it's good at room temperature.

Next on my list are my Pickled Eggs w/ Smoked Trout and Curried Mayo Canapes.
Oh yummy.

Place hard boiled eggs in some beet juice from a jar for a day, so they get a nice pink color.

For 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise, add a teaspoon of curry powder.

Spread the curry mayo on small pieces of whole grain bread (I cut a slice into quarters). Top with an egg slice, some smoked trout and parsley leaves to garnish. Ok, easy.

And what would Easter be without asparagus? It signifies spring and is one of my favorite vegetables.

Check out the Asparagus section on my site, there are so many recipes to choose from. Tarts; Roasted w/ Prosciutto; Asparagus Salads; That beautiful Asparagus & Leek bread pudding.
The possibilities are endless.

Have a happy Easter!


What's Cookin Stacey?? said...

Everything looks sooo good!

SarahB said...


Kate said...

Just in time! Yum.

Katie said...

I have made that spinach pie a number of times as a quick dinner w/ a salad, I think I will try and serve a few for Easter brunch, will make life easier.
thanks for all your great recipes.

Joanne said...

Well I don't think I'll be heading home to my parents house for Easter since I have to study...but maybe I'll do a quick stop at your place. Sounds like your brunch will be fantastic!

tasteofbeirut said...

Love the pink eggs! Sounds like a grand Easter brunch menu; hopefully I will rest on Easter day and go out!

The Japanese Redneck said...

beautiful Easter dishes

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love Easter brunch we're doing that too, I love your menu, the spinach pie looks so good, and of course what would Easter be without asparagus!

Anonymous said...

Just back from another Barnegat Light getaway & catching up on Stacey Snacks. Oh those gentian violet egg rings & magic Lipton powder in the mix! Ginger almond macaroons look wonderful. My 3 sons had their requisite, collective laugh re:Passover desserts at our tardy seder last night. And today - make way for Easter ham! With Cook's Illustrated Scalloped Potatoes, but maybe your Asparagus & Leek (challah) Bread Pudding next year. Ecumenical eating for all. Happy whatever holiday you're celebrating!