Spring into brunch
Spring is on the way…I promise! As the season reluctantly changes, we can look forward to the wonder of spring bulbs blooming, birds returning from warmer climates and possibly HnMRyLnJ D PHDO RuWGRRUV. EvHn PRUH GLIfiFuOW to fathom is the arrival of the Easter holiday. Along with being one of the most sacred holidays in the Christian religions, Easter also marks the start of spring entertaining.
The two anchors to the meal are the frittata and the baked French toast. The French toast needs preparing 24 hours prior to the event. If you can plan a main course that is prepared a day in advance, it makes the morning of the event so much easier. While I included my favorite, there are many variations, and the level RI GLIfiFuOWy vDULHV. SRPH FDOO IRU EURZn VuJDU DnG nuts, mush like a cinnamon roll. Take a look online, but the key, again, is the day ahead preparation.
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