Start the Day with Friends
Enjoy a laughter-filled, laid-back afternoon with these make-ahead brunch menus.
Inviting friends over for brunch isn't only a great way to start the day, it's also generally easier to prepare and less expensive than a nighttime get-together.
We've organized these make-ahead dishes by how far in advance they can be prepared--leaving you plenty of time to visit with family and friends. Mix-and-match to create your menu. So, sit back and enjoy the afternoon.
Up to 1 day aheadRemove these dishes from refrigerator and let stand 30 minutes at room temperature before serving:
For these salads, add fruit to lettuce mixture and pour dressing over salad just before serving:
Up to 1 month in your freezer
- Carmelized Espresso Frappe
- Brandied Pumpkin Ice-cream Pie With Malted Pecans
- Apple Cider-Caramel Cake
- Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake (Cover with heavy-duty foil after cooling on a wire rack; seal and freeze. Thaw at room temperature and serve as directed.)
Up to 2 months in your freezer