Easter Sunday was always one of my favorite holidays while growing up. As a child, I would get decked out in my finest Easter attire to go to the sunrise church service: white shoes, hair pulled back in a perfect pink bow and a little pastel-colored purse that perfectly matched my outfit. Following service there was an Easter egg hunt (I was usually the champion) and a large family brunch, served with coffee and dessert. Brunch would take place at my family’s house or a nice restaurant if it was a year when no one wanted to clean up, and it was an aspect of the Easter tradition that I genuinely loved.
I can picture the brunch spread now – eggs with morel mushrooms, ham, bacon, toast, hashbrowns and pancakes! Did I mention that I come from a large Italian family that always served an abundance of food?
Some of the most special family memories come while breaking bread together, so here are some delectable Easter brunch menu ideas sure to please the ones you love!
- Roasted Portabella Eggs Benedict – This recipe is an Easter brunch must-have and requires three main ingredients: portabellas, hollandaise sauce and eggs. Bring them together and “Voila!” you have a gourmet meal.
- Tip O’ The Mornin’ Omelet – Don’t let the name mislead you, this isn’t an Irish omelet! It mixes asparagus and morel mushrooms, which are plentiful in the spring, for a truly satisfying start to the day.
- Mushroom Scramble – This is a great option for a more traditional morning menu. Serve several mushroom lovers by doubling the recipe, which calls for eggs, crimini and oyster mushrooms, unsalted butter, thyme and kosher salt. Pretty simple.
What is your favorite Easter tradition? Is it brunch, like mine?