All-Star Easter Brunch | Pika Chakula

All-Star Easter Brunch

2013-03-26
Celebrate Easter with star-studded brunch dishes. Like make-ahead banana muffins, fruit salad and French toast casserole
Menu
Champagne Punch
Banana Crunch Muffins

Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup

Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato, and Fontina

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Vanilla Yogurt
Marmalade Butter
Candied Bacon
Champagne Punch
Ingredients:
1 can (20-ounce) crushed pineapple in heavy syrup
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup maraschino cherry juice
1 cup dark rum
1/2 cup brandy
1 bottle (750 ml) chilled inexpensive brut ChampagneMethod:In a large punch bowl or pitcher, stir pineapple, lemon juice, cherry juice, rum, and brandy to blend. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Add Champagne just before serving.

Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato, and Fontina
Ingredients6 large eggs
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
12 ounces asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1/4 to 1/2-inch pieces
1 tomato, seeded, diced
Salt
3 ounces Fontina, dicedMethod:

Preheat the broiler. Whisk the eggs, cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a medium bowl to blend. Set aside. Heat the oil and butter in a 9 1/2-inch-diameter nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the asparagus and saute until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the tomato and a pinch of salt and saute 2 minutes longer. Pour the egg mixture over the asparagus mixture and cook for a few minutes until the eggs start to set. Sprinkle with cheese. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the frittata is almost set but the top is still runny, about 2 minutes. Place the skillet under the broiler. Broil until the top is set and golden brown on top, about 5 minutes. Let the frittata stand 2 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, loosen the frittata from skillet and slide the frittata onto a plate.

Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Vanilla Yogurt
Ingredients2 cups plain yogurt
2 tablespoons good honey
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Seeds scraped from 1/2 vanilla bean, optional
1/2 orange, juiced
1 banana, sliced
1/2 pint fresh blueberries
1/2 pint fresh raspberries
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half
1 bunch seedless green grapes, halvedMethod:

Combine the yogurt, honey, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean seeds in a bowl and set aside. Combine the orange juice and banana slices in a separate bowl. Add the berries and grapes and gently mix the fruit mixture together. Spoon the fruit into serving bowls and top with the yogurt.

Marmalade Butter
Ingredients1/2 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup good orange marmaladeMethod:

Combine the butter and orange marmalade in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Serve at room temperature

Candied Bacon
Ingredients10 strips thick-cut bacon
About 1/4 cup brown sugarMethod:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Position a cooling rack over a foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet (for easy clean up). Lay the strips of bacon on the rack and place in the oven to bake for 6 to 8 minutes.

Sprinkle each strip with brown sugar and bake until the sugar melts and caramelizes and the bacon is crispy, another 6 to 8 minutes; don’t let them burn. Remove from the pan and lay on the cooling rack to solidify and come to an eat-able temperature.

Resist the temptation to eat all of them yourself.

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  1. posted by RxP DarkBox on Mar 26, 2013

    Yesterday was Easter here I don’t know about you maybe it was 2 or 3 days ago, but did your family have fun spending time together? It was beautiful out and we played a whiffle ball game in the back-yard which was quite fun we had our whole family over everyone was playing pretty much it was a great time. Did you all have a great time like we did? I hope you had lovely Easters and thanks for answering!
    Sorry that some of your Easter’s sucked hope there better next year!

  2. posted by Ray D on Mar 26, 2013

    I love making easter eggs this time of year, but 1st I am not a big fan of eating eggs in general, but I feel so guilty just throwing them away. I know alot of people make deviled eggs once they are doing with the fun, but ofcourse i dont like them either, does anyone else know another recipe or thing i can do with the leftover eggs???

  3. posted by Dark_LovexXx on Mar 26, 2013

    Happy Easter! Have a Good Day!

  4. posted by tefa_96 on Mar 26, 2013

    My brother and I will be there – looking for fun!

  5. posted by Blake on Mar 26, 2013

    Hi I’m 19 and gay ..there I said it.. I’ve been in the closet from my parents since I knew I was gay n I have a boyfriend who is my lover and I know we will be together forever… he encouraged me to come out to my parents on Easter Sunday. So I am..my parents are big church people so I’m scared but I can do it with my lover bruno by myside …bruno suggested I come out by getting his penis tattooed on my neck and when I go to Easter brunch with my family they will ask about it and ill tell them I’m here I’m queer get used to it..I think its a great idea but there’s something I’m worried about…. what will I order for brunch we r going to this really nice five star place that just opened n I’m not sure what to get…does anyone have a type of meal to suggest?

  6. posted by Michael K on Mar 26, 2013

    How many? The person who lists the most get the points!

  7. posted by Xbox Gamer on Mar 26, 2013

    In 1913, there were two different classes.

    There was the high class, reserved for the rich, and proper.

    And the low class, made up by the poor, and improper.

    Our story begins in Missouri, in a small, quaint little town named Tomsville.

    Tomsville was a beautiful place, though you had to seek out its beauty to see it. The town was home to many wealthy businessmen, one of them being Monty Q. Clark. He had always hoped for a son, in which he could pass on his business techniques to. However, he wound up with a nine year old daughter.

    She was odd, out of place, and never seemed to be living in the world everyone else did.

    I was that daughter.

    I was Pigeon Clark.

    I’d always hated my name. Not only was it a bird, but it was an ugly bird at that. Perhaps Dove could have suited me better, or even something as ridiculous as Peacock. But no, I was stuck with Pigeon.

    I lived in a big, white mansion, with a backyard that even the president would die to have. It had a beautiful river, and a willow tree that was the most timeless figure anyone could ever imagine.

    It was Easter Sunday.

    Mama had bought me a brand new dress I could wear to church, and Easter Brunch. It was pale yellow, with silk and lace, and a beautiful pink bow that tied around the waist. She had warned me not to get a single spot on it, and I did everything I could to keep it clean.

    Church had been so long, I’d almost fallen asleep a few times.

    After it was over, Father went over to talk to a few friends to discuss business matters, and I followed Mama, who was walking over to some of her friends, who would talk about dresses, and hair, and silly gossip, that made me laugh, because they talked gossip in dainty voices, as if they shouldn’t be talking gossip at all.

    I stood by Mama’s side, awed by the attire all the women wore. “Oh look at her, Sue, she’s gotten so tall.” A woman said, smiling at me. “She’s sweeter than a summer trifle.” Another woman cooed. Mother glanced down at me, and a light finally went off in my cobwebbed mind, “Thank you, Miss.” I said, curtsying. “Now run along, Pigeon,” Mother instructed me, “Go over and smell the spring tulips or whatnot.”

    I nodded, curtsied again, and skipped over by the flowers.

    If only I could of stayed by Mama.

    If only I could of went to some other flowers.

    If only I could have been smarter.

    If only.

    Before I could even get a sense of what was going on, a big clump of dirt hit the skirt of my dress.

    I gleamed down at the big brown spot, with all-widened eyes.

    I frantically looked up to see where the spot had come from, and I caught a glimpse of who had thrown it.

    A boy with ragged, old clothes and a cap covering his head stood there with a group of boys.

    He had dark, wheat-colored hair; and mischievous green eyes that looked like they were fresh-chipped emeralds.

    “Teddy Moss!!”

    I yelled, charging over.

    He nudged a friend of his, laughing,

    “Hey, look, it’s Miss Tea and Crumpets”

    I bit my lip, trying to hold in the anger boiling up inside me.

    Teddy and I had fought since before either of us could remember. He didn’t have a southern accent like most of us who lived in Tomsville. He was born in New Hampshire, and since neither of his parents had an accent, he didn’t either. He was a poor, trouble-making boy that couldn’t get by a day without tricking another kid out of his money.

    “You’re such an immature menace!!”

    “Why, thank you.”

    Teddy said, smiling cunningly.

    A pot’s lid can only stay on so long.

    I charged at him, like an iron horse, and pinned him down.

    We rolled down a small hill, kicking up dirt and grass.

    By the time we’d come to a stop, my dress was nothing more than a dirty and torn mess.

    Teddy looked shocked, the way he was starring at me.

    I sat up, and tried brushing the dirt off my dress.

    It was hopeless.

    Mama would see me hang, I knew she would..

    It seemed like only a second until I heard my Mama’s yell, screaming,

    “Pigeon Elizabeth Clark!!!”

    I winced, while looking up at the top of the hill where my mother stood. I’d seen her angry before, but never this angry. Never this mad.

    Teddy chuckled, “Oh now you’ve done it.”

    I didn’t want to admit it, but I had done it. I had done one of the worst thing I could possible do

    I adjusted the hat on my head, and tried to smile the brightest smile I could in the mirror.

    “Pigeon!”

    I heard my mother calling, faintly from downstairs. I smirked, and gave one last look before running for the stairs.

    I was no longer the nine year old daughter everyone once knew. I had now blossomed, (or spoiled, if you will) into a nineteen year old woman. I glided down the steps until I came to my mother on the landing.

    I curtsied in the presence of my mother, but she frowned, “What’s that you’re hiding behind your back?”

    I bit my lip, and smiled innocently. “A butterfly net, Mama.”

    She he

  8. posted by slipknot0129 on Mar 26, 2013

    I am planning an Easter Brunch for about 20 folks and my online searches are not going that well. A basic google search for “Easter Brunch Dallas” has not resulted in anything great. Does anyone know of a good place? While my immediate reaction is that a buffet would be best, I am not opposed to a sit down meal. Ideally I’d like to stay as close to Uptown as possible as we’ll be headed to Lee Park afterwards, but we can stray from the area a bit…

    Thanks!

  9. posted by ademuth93 on Mar 26, 2013

    Does anyone know of a place to have easter brunch in Chico, Ca. Just a good brunch that is buffet style. Thanks

  10. posted by Taylor G on Mar 26, 2013

    I am. :D I WANT CHOCOLATE!

    BQ: Will you give me a star? ;)

  11. posted by Jenna on Mar 26, 2013

    Name, Location, Price and Quality

  12. posted by arronwrath on Mar 26, 2013

    Well.. It’s quite boring in the Adolescent section on this lovvelly Easter, so HOW ABOUT A SURVEY!

    -Chocolate Chip or Snickerdoodle cookies?
    -Favorite channel on tv?
    -Pandas or Lions?
    -Ever heard this quote before? “Pandas are the least racist animal! They’re black, white, AND asian!”
    -Can you drive yett? If so, what kind of car?
    -Did you celebrate easter todaay?
    -You doing anything interesting this week?
    -Dog or cat?
    -Favorite comedian?
    -Watcha wearing right now? [annd dont say nothing!]
    -What’s the weather like right now?
    -Austin Powers or Miley Cyrus?
    -Do you have braces?
    -Would you rather win one million dollars in cash, or a three million dollar house? & Why?
    -Zebras or Giraffes?
    -Would you rather make out with a hobo, or eat ABC gum off of the ground?
    -Your nails/toenails painted?
    -FO SHIZZLE?
    -Favorite sport to watch anndd play?

    Thumbs up people you know, and thumbs down people you don’t.
    Star if yoou kknnooww mmeee!
    :)

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