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10 Quick-fix Holiday Brunches


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A parfait made with Greek yogurt, granola, honey and fresh fruit is a cinch to prepare.
A parfait made with Greek yogurt, granola, honey and fresh fruit is a cinch to prepare.
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Brunch is a time when you can while away hours finding out the latest news from loved ones you haven't seen in a while. But it can also take a lot of work to put together a great spread. To reduce the time spent prepping and cooking and give yourself more time to enjoy your friends and family, a Mediterranean menu is the way to go. Taking cues from Greco-Roman and African cultures, you can present a mid-day meal in a matter of minutes that's as delicious as it is interesting.

Suggested Menu:

Entree: Steak and eggs topped with basil and crumbled feta cheese, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese pie), tyropita (cheese pie) or frittata

Side dishes: Couscous, Greek yogurt with honey and salad or assorted stuffed olives

Beverages: A variety of herbal teas, including jasmine, chamomile, hibiscus and lemon verbena, or a classic martini.

Holiday accent: Create a Mediterranean parfait by layering Greek yogurt in a tall glass with alternating rows of honey, fresh fruit and granola.

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