The following “Farmhouse Chic Menu” is based on the choices one would traditionally find on a breakfast brunch menu – fruit in some form; baked goods and pastries; egg dishes; breakfast meats; french toast, waffles or pancakes; coffee, tea, juices or juice-based cocktails. Substitute your favorite recipes, if preferred, but have at least one offering in each category. If you have chosen to do your Farmhouse decor from a specific era, you might choose recipes from that era and then rework presenting them as appetizers. Miss Party intends to create individual posts for recipes if not already available, but has given a short description until such time.
See “Farmhouse Chic” Breakfast Cocktail Part, Part 1 for the general theme and decor suggestions.
“FARMHOUSE CHIC” BREAKFAST HORS D’OEUVRE MENU:
Mixed Berry Skewers or Cups – Fresh Mixed Berry Salad with each type of berry skewered on deluxe bamboo picks or presented in Mini Serving Bowls or small stemmed glasses, each served with a mini fork pick as a utensil (line up rows of these individual fruit bowls on your buffet table or place them on one long, rectangular serving tray)
Mini Seasonal Berry Breakfast Trifles pre-prepared in small 5.5 oz. footed/stemmed plastic glasses with mini spoons
Fruit Crudite Cups – 3-4 inch ‘sticks’ of fresh pineapple, cantaloupe and honeydew melon standing in small, clear plastic cups with about a 1/2 inch of flavored yogurt for dipping
Apricot Bites – Set in clean rows on a contemporary-styled platter and passed, if possible.
Mini Quiches (good frozen options are available)
Egg Strata served on Toast Triangles – Garnish with fresh parsley.
Open Face Ham or Sausage Corn Bread ‘Biscuits’ – Make favorite cornbread (or purchase from bakery). With a 2 inch round cookie cutter, cut out Cornbread ‘biscuit’ rounds, slice each cylinder in half (use both halves individually) and place a slice of ham or sausage (or sausage patty) on the round of cornbread. Place each round into a cupcake liner (the liner will support the cornbread and catch crumbs for the guest), then platter the ‘biscuits’. Have a small bowl of honey-mustard with a spoon available as a side condiment.
Maple-Glazed Bacon Skewers – Cut thick-sliced bacon strips in half, cook under broiler (watch carefully); turn once. When just cooked, remove and glaze with Vermont Maple Syrup using a brush, return to broiler for one minute. Remove and let cool on paper toweling. Thread 1-2 slices of bacon onto skewers. Store in airtight container until served.
Chocolate Dipped Bacon – Cut thick-sliced bacon strips in half, cook under broiler (watch carefully); turn once. When cooked, remove and let cool on paper toweling. Thread one slice of bacon onto food pick and dip the end of the bacon slice into melted chocolate. Set on wax paper and refrigerate a minute to harden. Store in airtight container until served.
Mini 2-bite Belgian Strawberry Waffle Sundaes – (good frozen Belgian Waffles available), heat as directed to crisp the waffles, then let cool. With a 2 inch round cookie cutter, cut out multiple mini waffle rounds. Make Honey Whippy Cream, refrigerate. Wash and slice strawberries. To assemble, place one round of waffle into a cupcake liner; next, attractively place one or two slices of strawberry on top, place a small dollop of Honey Whippy Cream on top.
French Toast Triangles with Vermont Maple Syrup – Use the tiniest plastic cup you can get to hold the syrup, rest the French Toast triangle over the cup opening with point facing downward.
MYO Mimosa Bar – Offer Champagne, non-alcoholic Sparkling Grape Juice and orange juice. Adaptable to all ages and preferences.
Coffee and Tea selection
Back at the Mouse party, it turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day. Suburb Mouse and his family were honored to have such a fuss made over them, and everyone had a delightful time. Even the Goose Family, who tend to complain about most everything, waddled home full and happy!!
Two weeks after the party, Country Mouse and City Mouse each received a thank you note in the mail along with a lovely picture of Suburb Mouse’s new home. They all lived happily ever after…THE END.