CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

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I hosted an early Christmas brunch a few weeks ago for my dad and stepmom, and it was so fun (and delicious)!

A few tips for any meal you are hosting:
-CLOTH napkins and tablecloths go a long way. Doesn't need to be anything fancy. This is a linen dropcloth from HomeDepot (just $5) and Target napkins (4/$10)!
-GREENERY or flowers also really makes your table pop. Again, doesn't need to be expensive. Make friends with a local florist (like my gal pals at First & Third), or find a place where you can buy individual pieces and make your own arrangement. 
-VINTAGE glassware and serving pieces are more fun and can also be more affordable. Both the glassware and the pink serving bowl are secondhand. 
-PREP your little heart out. The more you can do the night or day before, the better! 
-ASK about food allergies beforehand! I hosted this brunch for my dad and stepmom. My dad and I both have Celiac disease, and my stepmom is allergic to eggs, so I made sure to make things everyone could have. 

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And now... the MENU (the best part)

-ARUGULA & MUSHROOM QUICHE
-LOCAL BACON
-FRESH FRUIT & CHEESE PLATTER (cheese in fridge still ha); we used pears, grapes, and persimmons
-GLUTEN FREE FREEZER CINNAMON ROLLS (pictured above)
-SPINACH POMEGRANATE SALAD (adapted from this recipe, used spinach instead of kale and omitted the wild rice)
-BANANA HEMPSEED BUCKWHEAT WAFFLES (recipe on the blog tomorrow!) & CINNAMON APPLES

If you make one of these recipes or any combination of this for your family and friends, let me know! I'd love to hear how they turn out!

Katie Buchanan