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The perfect setting for a weekend brunch January 17, 2011

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Nothing says weekend more than being able to sleep in a little and then to spend time amongst family and friends. What better way to do this than to host a brunch?

Brunch, one of my favourite meals, is a combination of the words “breakfast” and “lunch”. This meal/activity, which typically takes place around 10 or 11 am, may consist of anything from cereal to steak, the choice is yours! Why not call up some friends, decide on a menu, pull out your nice dishes, gather your bread cutting boards and enjoy some great food in the company of friends and family this weekend?

The menu
The beauty of brunch is that you can make it the meal you want, there are no rules. Personally, I prefer the breakfast version of brunch with lots of substance, not to mention calories! My brunches include such things as cooked ham, bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, French toast, croissants, Vermont maple syrup, sliced baguette, country cheeses, fresh fruit and lots of coffee. If you are feeling festive, or celebrating a special occasion, mimosas, a combination of bubbly wine and orange juice, are a fun addition to the menu.

The table
Make the dining room the center of the party. A colourful table cloth, some vibrant casserole dishes to keep the eggs, bacon and French toast warm, a maple baguette cutting board for the French bread, an antique plate for the sliced ham and sausages and a whimsical pig cutting board for the cheeses. You can add some fresh flowers to the mix as long they are in low vases so as to not get knocked over as people serve and pass the food. Don’t forget to protect your antique table from hot plates and casseroles by placing items on trivets or smaller round cutting boards.

The flexibility and versatility of brunch make it a fun and simple way to entertain. You can make it as simple, a basket of warm croissants and a cutting board with a choice of cheeses on it, or as elaborate, ready to serve eggs, ham and home fries along with a variety of loaves on an assortment of cutting boards for bread, your decision.

Before your next brunch, be sure to visit Cutting Board USA, our solid maple or walnut baguette board is a perfect fit. Its long and narrow shape make it ideal for slicing and serving baguettes and loaves of bread, as well as serving cheeses, directly on the table. Cutting Board USA manufactures quality wood cutting boards in Vermont, USA.