Welcome to my Gluten Free Easter Brunch Post!
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I have mentioned before I have celiac’s disease so I have to eat gluten free. Yes sometimes it can be challenging, but if I don’t I get really sick, hospital sick! That’s no fun, so gluten free it is!
Food allergies and intolerance to foods should be taken very serious.
I feel fortunate there are now so many great gluten free items to choose from! Years ago when I was first diagnosed choices were very limited!
When I host a holiday, dinner, or event I always ask my guest before the event if they have any dietary restrictions, allergies, or intolerances to foods.
When hosting I really want my guest to be able to enjoy what I serve. I also want them to leave feeling full and satisfied, Lol! I think it so sad if you go somewhere for dinner and there isn’t anything for you to eat! This has happen to me!
So let’s begin talking about my Gluten Free Easter Brunch!
Have I said how much I enjoy the Easter holiday season! I do enjoy the other holidays but Easter has so much less stress than the other holidays! I feel like I can really just focus on the reason we celebrate! Of course food plays a big part of all holidays, well it does in my home, Lol!
My menu will consist of some family traditions. I think our family makes the best ham! It is sweet, so if you don’t like a sweet ham this may not be the ham for you! Although, my brother in law who doesn’t like sweets said it’s a really good ham! Our ham is so simply put together! Spiral Ham is the ham we choose.
Not all brands are gluten free so make sure to read the ingredients. The ham is brushed with a little maple syrup. We add a mixture of, half a can of vernors or sprite, half can of crushed pineapple’s, 3 tablespoon of brown sugar, 3 tablespoon of cherry juice. These items are all mixed together poured over the ham, add a few cloves in between the spiral ham. I’ll also add to our Easter brunch some family favorites, and a few new items. Item’s that I can prepare ahead too.!
Our Gluten Free Easter Brunch Menu
Pineapple Brown Sugar Glazed Gluten Free Spiral Ham
Gluten Free Morning Glory Egg Cups
Gluten Free Cheesy HashBrown Bake
Grilled Asparagus with Garlic Seasoning
Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes with Blueberry/Cherry Syrup
Gluten Free Easter Bread Wreath
Classic Deviled Eggs
Mixed Fruit Bowl with Yogurt Dip
Gluten Free Carrot Cake
Some of these recipes I will share today or links to them at the bottom of the post. Last week I shared the Gluten Free Carrot Cake you can click here if you missed it. https://houseofmar.com/the-saturday-scoop-16/
Getting ready for the Brunch
Make a list of everything you need to purchase, groceries, including ingredients, flowers, napkins, etc. I try to shop the week before the brunch for most items, except for the fresh fruits and vegetables, I’ll do this a day or two before .
Setting up a Brunch
When setting up for a Brunch I usually have it buffet style, it’s what I’ll follow with this year. It takes the pressure off of me to make sure everyone has what they want. I think guest like it as well, this way they can serve themselves. I’ll add multi-tiered platters to provide vertical space for more food, and it also adds visual interest to the buffet. I like to add pretty dishes and drink dispensers as well.
Items I’ll use to set up the buffet.
A pretty table cloth. One thing I’ll do is place trivets where i’ll put the casserole dishes, so I’m not scrambling at the last minute. Also have your serving spoons out so you have it all ready! Do as much of the preparation as possible the night before. I’ll add a floral center piece and of course candles, the faux one’s I share with you all the time! You don’t want to have scented candles, it mixes with the smell of the food. Set out the plates, coffee mugs, glassware, napkins, and flatware. If you want to do a little extra you could add the ingredients used in each dish and place a place card in front of it’s dish. If you have room, separate the food from the drink station so your guests won’t bump into each other.
How to be a good hostess
One of the best ways to be a good hostess is to relax and enjoy! I know it’s not always easy, but by doing these things early you can eliminate some of the stress! Honestly I like to set my table a few days ahead as well. So it’s not the last thing to do, and it really does help so much! And… you can spend a little extra time making your table look pretty!
Just a little tip!
Oh… don’t forget to put fresh hand wipes in the bathroom that guests will be using. Make sure there is plenty of soap in the dispenser and toilet paper! It’s so awkward for a guest to run out of these items.
Best Time for a Brunch
A Brunch is typically served between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm but I think it’s the person that’s hosting the Brunch’s choice! I’ve been to many of brunch that have started at 10:00 am. For my Brunch we are starting at noon, so this will be my best time for a brunch!
Gluten Free Foods
When you have to eat gluten free foods or are avoiding certain ingredients you read packaging. If you need to, you should know the terms and names of ingredients that mean the same as the ingredient you are avoiding… And meat can have added gluten as it helps plump the meat… such as frozen chicken. Many times the package that comes with the spiral hams contain wheat ingredients. So you really want to be careful. When in doubt contact the manufacture of the item. I have found them to be so helpful, no one would want someone to become ill.
These are a few recipes I will be using for my Gluten Free Easter Brunch.
Ina Garner has a great Peach Bellini’s recipe https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/fresh-peach-bellinis-recipe-1944014
Citrus Punch https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/citrus-punch/
Gluten Free Morning Glory Egg Cups
Gluten Free Morning Glory Egg Cups
- 1 Muffin Pan
- 1 Rolling Pin
- 1 Skillet
- 1 Basting Brush
- 1 Bowl
- 6 Eggs I did half this recipe with egg whites
- 6 Slices of Gluten Free Bread
- 6 Cherry tomatos
- 2 Shallots/ chopped Trim and sliced small
- 6 slices Gluten Free Turkey Bacon or Gluten Free Ham chopped If you use gluten free ham depending you would need two slices or half a package of the gluten free ham cubes
- 1/3 cup Spinach chopped
- 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese/ or White Cheese of choice Fat free cheese works but doesn't melt as well
- 1/2 tsp Salt or season to taste
- 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper or season to taste
- 1 tbsp Butter/ Melted to brush each muffin tin You can also use a cooking spray/ or yogurt butter
- 1 tbsp Butter to melt
- Preheat oven to 375
- Grease with melted butter or cooking spray each muffin tin
- Use a rolling pin to flaten out the 6 pieces of Gluten Free Bread, then press each gluten free bread into a greased muffin pan. ( Trim off the crust if you prefer) Brush with melted butter
- Rinse and chop the shallots and baby spinach,
- Chop and lightly brown the gluten free bacon or gluten free ham in a skillet with cooking spray
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet over medium heat
- Add 1 small sliced shallot and cook stirring until soften 2 to 3 minutes
- Remove from heat and add chopped cooked gluten free turkey bacon or gluten free ham and 1/3 cup spinach add evenly to muffin tin cups
- Add shredded cheddar.
- Crack eggs on top of each muffin tin, season with salt and fresh ground pepper and bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until eggs look done.
Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Cherry Syrup
- 1 Medium size bowl
- 1 Whisk
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- 1 Wooden Spoon
- 1/2 cup Oat Flour
- 1/4 cup Gluten Free Oatmeal
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 tbsp Milk I use lactose free skim milk, you could use oat, almond, or soy
- 2 tbsp Applesauce You could use yogurt to up the protein
- 2 Large egg whites
- 1 1/2 tsp Sweetener of choice I use fine sugar
- 1 tsp Gluten Free Vanilla
- Cinnamon a sprinkle
Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk together until smooth
- Spray a large nonstick griddle or skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium to low heat. Drop batter by 1/4 cup onto skillet.
- Cook until edges turn a light brown or pancake start's to bubble.
- Flip pancake carefully to cook on the other side and continue with other pancakes.
- Recipe makes 4 to 5 medium size pancakes.
There has been so much inspiration this week in the blog world!
Interior Redoux show’s how to blow an egg out! https://www.interiorredoux.com/blog/how-to-blow-an-egg-out-l5hhr
The House on Silverado is sharing how to make adorable Easter Cup Cakes! https://thehouseonsilverado.com/mini-egg-cupcakes/
Vanessa Pagani is such a talented artist! She paints pictures on tee towels and art work for photo frames she has a beautiful account check her out! http://nstagram.com/vanessapaganiart/
This week I read about 16 inspiring woman we should know about https://www.rd.com/list/most-inspiring-women-alive-today/
In my shopping bag this week!
In my Shopping Bag this week! Oh my goodness are these great Amazon finds!!! These are such great deals! An adorable bunny mold! Some cute sandals in many colors! These summer earrings and purses are all included in the buddle! Wait until you see the price for all of these cuties, they are in my shopping bad!!!
Oh and the Air Pods are at the best price! I love mine and have been using them to listen to music on my walks! And the best summer throws are on sale!!! These are the cutest and are just the right weight for summer! I added a few new colors for summer!
And… the Echo Dot is at such a great price I had to share! I ordered one for my husbands Easter basket!!! See all below!!!
There are so many good finds on Amazon right now!!! https://www.amazon.com/b?tag=houseofmar6-20&linkCode=ur1&node=5622719011
As always, thank you for stopping back by and reading all about a Gluten Free Easter Brunch! If you would like to share your comments below I would enjoy reading them!
Have a great weekend and wishes for the best week!
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