Thank you Harry & David for partnering with me to throw the perfect brunch.
Let’s face it: dinner guest expectations are a little too high, even for me and I love to entertain. Not to mention, why do they never notice our endless yawning. So that is why I love to throw brunch parties at my house. I can have friends over and entertain but still have time for a mid afternoon nap.
Most women will agree that our favorite meal of the week is brunch. Think about it, we can start the day out with a bloody mary bar and there is zero judgement. Can we have brunch everyday? So I am always on the hunt for an opportunity to throw a brunch with besties and with the holiday season coming up I figured now was a great time to throw together some ideas for you to be able to put together a fall brunch menu that will leave your ladies asking when is the next one.
Now brunch is early and I love sleep. So I am also all about simplicity. My besties are my besties because they know I am not going to get up at 5am to meal prep for our brunch. I want things beautiful and unique but I want 8 hours of sleep. Not to mention, as it begins the host needs to enjoy the brunch as much as the guests. Well Harry & David has made it easier than ever to throw a Fall Brunch and love every minute of it with their new collection of premium products. We decided on a Monday that a brunch was in order and without going to the grocery store one, our food was ready for our brunch on Saturday. Delivered straight to the door is exactly how I like it.
Harry & David Gourmet is an inspired collection of thoughtfully-chosen appetizers, entrées, desserts and wines designed for gourmet connoisseurs and those who love to host social gatherings. Harry & David has always been a staple in our holiday seasons and in September they expanded their offerings, with Harry & David Gourmet, to include over 200 brand-new premium products. The 200 brand-new premium products feature everything from hor d oeuvres to desserts; including exclusive appetizer assortments from The Fillo Factory and C’est Gourmet along with new varieties of fine cheese from Cowgirl Creamery and Rogue Creamery. So whether it’s a savory side dish, dessert or an entire decadent spread, Harry & David Gourmet has everything you will need when planning your fall brunch menu with besties this Holiday season.
Whats on the Fall Brunch Menu?
Roasted asparagus wrapped in fillo dough and dusted with Asiago and Parmesan cheeses can be easily cooked in the oven until crispy. Assorted mini quiches are ready to heat and serve in three great flavors: three-cheese, mushroom and red pepper, and spinach and swiss cheese. All three quiches are made with light, flaky mini fillo shells that are each filled with a creamy, savory filling. And for a sweet finish to your gourmet get-together, simply thaw sensational lemon coconut cheesecakes before serving.
Featuring a premium spiral-sliced ham and turkey sampler with optional honey glaze; three-cheese scalloped potatoes; an artichoke, mushroom, and bacon frittata; and crowd-pleasing maple-glazed monkey bread, it’s a complete meal that’s perfect for sharing.
And you know your friends are on your level when they come prepared with a delicious brunch inside a beautiful gift box. Only thing needed is eggs to effortlessly create Eggs Benedict with Wolferman’s® signature English muffins, flavorful Canadian bacon, and an easy Hollandaise sauce mix. Finish it off with a fruity crisp for the perfect sweet finish to this exceptional brunch.
What I love about Harry & David offerings is that there is something for every budget and party size. Plus set up is a breeze as well as cleanup making time spent hanging out with your loved ones and not your dirty dishes that much more amazing. You can be “cooking” everything while getting ready. Directions are super easy and no running around the night before because its all in the fridge thawing. So throwing a party or going to party, either way you need to come prepared with Harry & David Gourmet. Best part, you can almost guarentee your seat at the head of the table at the next brunch.