Brunch of Appetizers!

Yet another church meal!

Can I confess that I never get sick of cooking for my church?  What a blast!

(and what wonders for my self esteem haha)

I did have some medical things going on this month which has pushed this meal back a bit.  I was even asked if I was still capable of doing this meal and asked if I would like this task given to someone else.  I most definitely didn’t want to pass this up!  I love the menu making, the shopping, the cooking, the presenting..I just love it all.  Its the gift that God has blessed me with, what better place to use my gift than at my own church?  I have advertised it before but here’s a reminder of the fantastic church I attend.


For this weeks meal we did another appetizer spread so people can mingle and not have to sit down or worry about their kids getting fidgety in their seats.  I wanted to do something more unique and we had 3 baptisms today so what kind of meal goes best with baptisms? Brunch!


The spread!


Had to have the classic fruit platter.  I only did melon because I did a build your own yogurt parfait station that had a mix of berries


Instead of a regular crudite platter I did roasted vegetables that I roasted with olive oil, a little bit of garlic seasoning, some balsamic vinegar and I served them with a Chipotle Ranch dressing.  Must more fun than your regular raw veggies!


Mini Quiche!  These are unique since I used hash browns as the base instead of your usual pie crust.  All I did was get frozen hash browns, mixed with melted butter and pushed them into a mini muffin tin and baked them off for 15 minutes.  Then I added the toppings I desired and filled the rest of the cup with egg, half and half, pepper, salt, and nutmeg.  These quiche were spinach and swiss and sausage with cheddar.  Loved them!  The nutmeg definitely gives them a little bit more depth of flavor than just having your regular egg mix.


Homemade buttermilk biscuits with honey and jam.  Simple biscuit recipe – 2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, pinch of salt, 5 tablespoons vegetable shortening and 1 cup of buttermilk.  Roll out and cut your biscuits to your desired size.  Bake at 350 until delicious!

brunch biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits with sliced ham and honey mustard.


Whats a gathering without cheese and crackers?


These are the same bars I made before on my blog.  Recipe found here –

The brunch was an absolute success 🙂

A chef is always happy when there’s not too many leftovers and of course the bigger nightmare – running out!