Don’t stress over what to feed your family this Easter! These Easy Easter Brunch Tips with Bourbon Brown Sugar Bacon will put your mind at ease!
Every year, I try to convince one of our families to do Easter brunch instead of our usual ham, potato salad, deviled eggs… etc for lunch. But, it never works. Just once, I would love to have a huge brunch feast complete with mimosas and all fixings. Since I don’t get have my dream come true, I thought I would share with you my Easy Easter Brunch Tips with Bourbon Brown Sugar Bacon so that I can live vicariously through you. Lucky.
Tip 1: Take some help from the grocery store:
Buying premade/frozen items should come with NO shame. A perfect example would be cinnamon rolls, which are a favorite in any household. They usually look and taste homemade with very little effort!
Tip 2: Have some elements be DIY:
For example, set up a build-your-own bagel station complete with sweet and savory bagels, different flavors of cream cheese, and toppings, like fresh fruit, smoked salmon, and herbs. If you choose to serve cocktails, set up a Bloody Mary bar or a place where everyone can mix their own mimosa. This way, brunch is fun and interactive and you can worry about other things.
Tip 3: Opt for a grazing board:
Not only is it visually stunning, everybody loves a cheese and charcuterie board. If you don’t feel like turning your oven on, then a grazing situation is perfect for a stress-free holiday.
Tip 4: Make one show-stopping side and one main dish:
There’s no need to go crazy and make 15 dishes. Go for one main dish, like these Open-Faced Monte Cristos, and one drool-worthy side that’ll have everyone talking, like this Bourbon Brown Sugar Bacon. It’s crispy yet chewy, sweet yet salty, and gets stuck in your teeth in the best way possible. I could actually lick my screen now just thinking about it. You take (very little) time to make this and everyone will go nuts!
Tip 5: Prep ahead:
If you can cross tasks off your to-do list the day before your brunch, do it! Whip up an easy make-ahead dish like this Bacon Veggie Breakfast Casserole so that’s one less thing you have to do the day of. You can also get all of your chopping done, set the table, decorate, and sit out all the flatware. And don’t forget to enlist the help of everyone else in the house to clean and prep!
Tip 6: Keep it simple
It may seem obvious, but even I’ve been guilty of taking on too much. Whatever you do, keep everything minimal. If the recipe is going to take you longer than 30 minutes of active labor, move on and think of something else to make. That means, frittatas instead of poached eggs and banana bread instead of pancakes. You get the picture.
- 1 pound thick-cut bacon
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- freshly cracked black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Combine the bourbon and brown sugar in a small bowl, whisk to combine.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top. Place the bacon on top of the wire rack and brush the top of the bacon with the bourbon-brown sugar mixture. Crack a few twists of black pepper over the top.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, flip the bacon, brush with the remainder of the bourbon-brown sugar mixture and bake for another 15 minutes or until it reaches the desired level of crispiness. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then serve immediately.
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