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When the kids were little, I always seemed to be inviting people over for brunch at 11 a.m. The kids were up and well it seemed like a perfect time before they all crashed for their 1 p.m afternoon nap. (well that was the plan. LOL).

For some reason, I haven’t served brunch for years. But recently some relatives were in town for a wedding and I decided to invite everyone over for brunch (at 11 a.m…seeing as the wedding was at 5 p.m). To make it easier for my guests, I served it buffet style.

no shortage of food!!

This is what I served:

phyllo cups with goat cheese and roasted tomatoes (click on the link for the recipe).

rhubarb crisp (click on the link for the recipe)

-cesear salad with home made garlic croutons

-challah cheese bake (see below for recipe)

-tuna/chopped egg (which was perfect thanks to the egg app)

-bagels (what a bagel)

-smoked salmon

banana muffins (click on the link for the recipe).

Aren’t you impressed that half my menu, I have blogged about? See? I really do share my favorite recipes!!

OK so here’s a new recipe for you:

Cheesy Challah Bake (best prepared the night before)


-challah (I used a french loaf)

1/2 block of cream cheese (cube them into small pieces)

1/3 cup of cubed cheddar cheese

1/3 cup of mozarella cheese

5 eggs

1 1/2 cups of milk

salt and pepper


1. lighly oil a baking dish (I forgot this step and it wasnt pretty to clean up)

2. take a loaf of challah and cut it into one inch cubes. Place the cubes into the baking dish

3. take the cubes of cheese and scatter them into the bread cubes. (hard to describe but I hope you know what I mean)

4. beat the eggs and milk in a bowl and then pour the egg/milk mixture all over the baking dish.

easy non?

4. beat the eggs and milk in a bowl. Add salt and pepper (generously)  and then pour the egg/milk mixture all over the baking dish


5. cover with saran wrap and place in the fridge overnite

6. bake the next day in a preheated oven at 350 for 30 minutes uncovered and then 30 minutes covered with tin foil.

ta da....

Happy Brunch-ing


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5 Responses to “Finally Hosted a Brunch: This is What I Served.”

  1. June 13th, 2012 at 06:36 | #1

    The Rhurbab Crisp caught my eye – LOVE it. I’m going to try your recipe and will let you know how it turns out. I think I may need to crash one of your brunches. This looks like an amazing spread.

  2. June 13th, 2012 at 08:58 | #2

    All I can say is yum!

  3. Laura Greenberg
    June 13th, 2012 at 09:29 | #3

    all sounds delicious. sounds like the old days in Ottawa when we all used to entertain on a regular basis.

  4. Avigail Blumenfeld
    June 13th, 2012 at 09:35 | #4

    Hi Vicky,

    thanks so much for the recipes. Looking forward to trying it out.



  5. elkie hart
    June 13th, 2012 at 13:50 | #5

    Sounds wonderful!
    I amgoing to take some of the recipes

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