Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Simple Autumn Sunday Brunch

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In our house, Sunday brunch is something we look forward to all week. It's the one day where (usually) neither Robbie nor I are working, when we can all be together for a few minutes during the late morning and take things a little more slowly than the rest of the week. Robbie is our house chef, if we're being honest here, but I absolutely love making brunch. That said, I admittedly don't have the time to make many meals in general, much less an elaborate spread of brunch-worthy dishes that take hours to prepare - even on our "slow" days. So I need to get creative and come up with ways to make brunch easy and non time consuming, without sacrificing the experience or quality level. Today I thought I'd share with you all one of my go-tos for a simple but incredibly delicious fall inspired Sunday brunch that my whole family loves. I serve this same brunch when I have overnight guests during the fall and holiday season as well. It's a winner.

This autumn themed brunch can take anywhere from 10 minutes to a half hour to prepare (depending on whether I bake or microwave the NANCY's Pumpkin Petite Stuffed Bagels), but either way, it's by far the quickest brunch I make. If I'm baking the NANCY's Bagels, I preheat the oven, then get started on the eggs. If I'm microwaving them, I wait until the eggs are done and toss them in the microwave. For the eggs, I just scramble 6-8 of them, add a few dashes of salt, and serve them in a medium sized bowl. Next I cut up orange or Clementine slices. Finally, I put some plain Greek yogurt in a small serving bowl for people to eat on the side. I place the NANCY's Bagels in a basket with a tea towel, arrange everything on the table with some pretty mini pumpkins and gourds (this is an effortless way to liven up your table this time of year!), pour coffees, juice, and milk or almond milk, and brunch is served. Clean up is quick and painless too. Everyone adores this brunch, and I adore doing something special for my family that we can all enjoy together - something that is fun instead of feeling like work. There's nothing better.

If you haven't incorporated NANCY's Pumpkin Petite Stuffed Bagels into your family breakfasts or brunch, you are missing out. For real. They're super yummy, fresh baked bagels that are made with the same ingredients I'd be using to bake brunch items from scratch - real milk and cream, butter, flour, milk, eggs, fresh produce and herbs and premium cheeses. And they're available in Original, JalapeƱo, Apple Cinnamon, and Pumpkin, but Pumpkin is my personal favorites. Made with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese blended with pumpkin puree in a pumpkin spice bagel, they satisfy our fall pumpkin cravings in a big way. They can literally be prepared in minutes, but they're definitely the stars of the show for our Sunday brunches. Essley also loves them as snacks, and because you can prepare one or two at a time, they make snack time super easy too. (Psst... And here is a coupon to use on your next box!)

If you're a Sunday brunch fan like I am and have any tips for simplifying or favorite dishes you serve, I'd love to hear!

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  1. Bagels that come with the cream cheese already inside? Sign me up! These sound absolutely delicious in all four flavours and I will be hunting them down in my local grocery aisle (if they're available in Canada, which I hope they are.)

  2. This is such a pretty spread and now I have to try nancy's bagels, I love sweet cream cheese!


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