Extreme Easter Brunch

Extreme Easter Buffet

You’re probably saying, “didn’t he just post about Passover leftovers?” Yup, this atheist gets to host both religions’ spring festivals.  In style.

I’ve always fought to serve something other than ham (I’m not a big fan, and neither was Jesus), and since several of my in-laws dislike lamb, this year I suggested hosting it as brunch.

Unfortunately, I don’t have recipes, so much as a shopping list.  It’s all pretty basic food. The main idea was an Eggs Benedict bar, where you can build your own.

  • 28 English muffin halves (about a dozen left over)
  • 26 poached eggs (9 left over)
  • 12 oz chopped, frozen spinach
  • 1.5 lbs asparagus, lightly steamed
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • a cup of Costco Artichoke-Jalapeno dip
  • Sliced Cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb ham steak, seared and cut into pieces
  • 1 lb bulk pork sausage, fried up as little patties
  • 2.5 lb thick-cut bacon
  • about a pint of homemade Hollandaise sauce (surprisingly lots of this left over)
  • Blintz Souffle
  • 22 homemade orange-honey rolls (think cinnamon rolls, but less sweet)
  • Four coffee cakes (supplied by one sister in law)
  • Juice (same sister in law)
  • Champagne for mimosas
  • Coffee
  • Soft Drinks
  • Cut fruit (supplied by a guest)
  • Cranberry relish (supplied by mother-in-law, who I think was the only one to eat it)
  • Relish tray (pickles, three kinds of olives)
  • Hash Brown Casserole (supplied by other sister in law) — basically a potato au gratin dish, quite tasty

I really meant to take more pictures… the only one we have is from my son’s cell phone.

Extreme Easter Brunch

My Benedict selections were: (1) Sausage, spinach, feta, egg, and (2) salmon, asparagus, egg and hollandaise

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