10 Quick-fix Holiday Brunches


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Tropical Brunch

Transport your guests to an island paradise with a tropical brunch. No passport necessary.
Transport your guests to an island paradise with a tropical brunch. No passport necessary.
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Venture off the beaten brunch path of eggs Benedict and quiche with an island theme. Even if you live in a cold climate, you can bring a warm, sunny glow into your holidays by going tropical. Simply stock up on fresh fruit, and with the staples you keep on-hand in your pantry, you should be able to pull off this theme in a snap. To up the ante, wear tropical-print clothing and place leis on each of your guests.

Suggested Menu:

Entree: Aloha sandwiches or Hawaiian breakfast pizza

Side dishes: Muesli with yogurt and dried or fresh fruit, or waffles topped with tropical fruit

Beverages: Coffee, pineapple juice or water garnished with sliced fresh fruit

Holiday accent: Mix various juices to make nonalcoholic cocktails, like tiki punch or piña colada punch. Garnish glasses with pineapple, cherries and mini umbrellas.

Recipes to try: