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How to Plan A Romantic Brunch

Updated on July 5, 2017
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I grew up in a small town called Whitesburg, Georgia. As a poor Woodard girl, I had to make my own living and opportunities.

Table Setting Idea

Coffee Anyone

Brunch Concepts

Preparing a meal for others is a way to extend your heart. Dining together allows us to get to know each other better and connect with those we love. You can let your table setting speak for you. People will forget what you did and what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

For brunch, I like to use my blue and white mixed matched patterns. Remember that sometimes less is more. Rather use a tablecloth or place mats is determined by the occasion. As well as what food will grace it.

When having the girls over for tea, I would dress the table with a tablecloth, cloth napkins, breakfast plates, cups & saucers and a platter of finger foods as a centerpiece. That is all that is needed.

For a romantic brunch for two, I like to have two place settings. The main course would be in the kitchen and desert in the sitting room. I like to have music in a different being vaguely heard from both chambers.

Romantic kitchen setting will have four place mats completed with two table settings and cloth napkins. The other two place mats will display main courses. Flower arrangement as a centerpiece, fresh fruit, and bread.

A romantic sitting room setting: displayed on the coffee table with candlelight, breakfast plates and cups & saucers and cloth napkins. I would bring the rest of the fruit from the kitchen. Also, toppings to put on the fruit and the central desert.

On a perfect weekend, I'll stay in bed until I am rested, though I am not someone who sleeps late. Then I'll go for a run through the parks nearby, even if it is frosty and cold, and I love meeting friends for brunch. You know you are truly on a day off if you have time to do brunch.

— Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

First of all - Choose The Meat

Brunch Main Dishes

The main course does not have to be fancy or complicated. Most people prefer simple contemporary food. In this fast-paced world, it is not easy to get family, friends or acquaintances together for a home cooked meal in a dining setting and on a budget.

With work schedules and family responsibilities, Brunch is an excellent opportunity to meet and greet friends or business associates that add richness and fruitfulness to our lives.

For me, brunch is such a versatile meal since you can play on both the sweet and savory in your dishes.

— Marcus Samuelsson

Good Wholesome Gravy

From caramelized juices to a tasty gravy, this dish can complement a simple or elegant meal. The creatively in this dish is amazingly endless.

After removing cooked meat from a pan, do not let the drippings go to waste; only add some broth or wine in the drippings to deglaze. With a tablespoon or two of flour stirred in, it will make the paste. Then add enough water to make gravy. Seasonings added for a more flavorful sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

The sauce should be served hot. Sautéed diced vegetables (onions, peppers, mushrooms) can be included in the drippings or added after the gravy is made. Also, you can add shredded cooked meat (chicken, sausage, other). Served from a gravy boat compliments any table.

Gravy is the simplest, tastiest, most memory-laden dish I know how to make: a little flour, salt and pepper, crispy bits of whatever meat anchored the meal, a couple of cups of water or milk and slow stirring to break up lumps.

— Dorothy Allison

Sometimes Store Bought Bread is Welcome

Breaking Bread

The aroma of baking bread is irresistible and pleasingly uplifting. It is always worth the endeavor. Bread is symbolic of love and harmony and can be served with honey butter, jellies, sauces, gravy or other. The ways to serve it is endless.

A meal is not complete without bread. It complements any table and every meal. As it is passed around the table, it uplifts our spirits.

It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without soup or bread in it.

— M. F. K. Fisher

There is nothing better than beef stew and home-made bread.

— Misty Anderson

Fruit Anyone

Fruit - Appetizer, Main Course or Dessert

Rainbow mixed fruit bowl with vanilla dressing

Fruit salad with raisins, coconut, and vanilla dressing

Fruit with cake, vanilla pudding, and cool whip salad

Fresh fruit and crushed cookies transform plain yogurt into a guilt-free treat worthy of devouring.

Fruit topped pizza

Fruit custard or pie


Pear halves topped with mayo and a cherry

© 2017 Rosa Ann Crowder


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      Doug Sivell 10 months ago

      What a beautiful table setting.