Sunday, November 14, 2010

Simple Pleasures Sundays - Brunch

Hands down, my favorite meal is brunch.

Usually a meal had on weekends, it's just the perfect combination of sweet and savory.  Not only can you have your egg-based meal, like a simple scrambled egg concoction or a fancy strata.  But you can also have your fill of carby goodness, like french toast, seasonal breads, and various pastries.  Now, of course, you can throw in some bacon, breakfast sausages, and fruit salad as well.

But you don't have to stick to breakfast-type foods only.  That's the beauty of brunch.  You want a pressed sandwich?  You can have a pressed sandwich at brunch.

Brunch can be creative, and it can also be quite decadent.

Then there's brunch meals from different parts of the world.  Filipino breakfasts and brunch is usually very meaty and is accompanied by rice, though sometimes the meats are sweet themselves.  Dim sum is a whole thing in and of itself, both with savory and sweet items.

I don't think I even need to mention how awesome a mimosa is.

Perhaps one of the other aspects about brunch that I love so much is the fact that it's usually a social gathering.  Friends will go out to brunch or someone will host a brunch in their home.  It's almost less about the time of the meal and more about the action of having the meal.

I can only hope that when I have my own home that I will be able to host regular brunches with all my friends.

For now, I am quite content when the weekend comes along and I get to indulge in a carefully crafted meal of various treats with friends or cooking at home with the boyfriend.


  1. Ah, this post got me excited about my 3 weeks of Brunch reviews!

  2. Yay!!! I am looking forward to reading your reviews!
    At the JM, I'd be all about having "brunch" at Twin Donuts :D It just satisfied that quickie craving.


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