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Make-ahead Sunday brunch

Three make-ahead brunch favourites

From SheKnows Canada
Sunday brunch can be one of the highlights of the weekend. Keep it simple by making it ahead, and then sit back and enjoy a relaxing Sunday with your friends and family.

Muffins

Make your Sunday brunch special by preparing these three yummy make-ahead brunch favourites. Then, simply add a fruit salad, fresh orange juice, coffee and tea and you have all the makings of a great midday meal!

Savoury breakfast muffins

Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons dried dill
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3/4 cup grated aged or sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease muffin tins or line with baking cups; set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and dill together.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the yogurt, egg, milk and butter.
  5. Gently stir the yogurt mixture into the dry mixture. Add the cheese.
  6. Divide the muffin mix evenly among the cups.
  7. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Store overnight or freeze and reheat as desired.

Cheesy hash-brown casserole

Serves eight

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 8 cups frozen hash browns
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 cups grated aged or sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cracked black pepper

Directions:

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onions and saute until tender.
  3. Combine all the ingredients, including the cooked onions, in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a large oven-proof casserole dish.
  5. Freeze or store in the fridge overnight.
  6. When ready to serve, heat oven to 350 degrees F and bake until thoroughly heated and bubbling, approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Ham and spinach quiche

Serves six

Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-made pie crust
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/2 cup par-cooked button mushrooms, well drained
  • 1 cup finely diced cooked ham or shredded deli ham

Directions:

  1. Pre-cook the pie crust according to the package instructions. Then reset oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl beat together the milk, flour, eggs and pepper.
  3. Spread half of the grated Swiss on the pre-cooked pie crust. Layer the spinach, mushrooms and ham on top.
  4. Pour in the egg mixture and top with the remaining cheese.
  5. Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until the top is browned.
  6. Remove from oven, cool, then refrigerate overnight or freeze.
  7. To reheat, thaw, then warm in a 250 degree F oven for 20 minutes or until reheated through.

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