I’d like to meet the person who invented brunch and give them a big sloppy kiss on the face. Who doesn’t love brunch? Sleep in (or, you know, go to church), put on your Sunday best, and start drinking before noon. Oh, and don’t forget all the fattening foods you get to devour.
This past weekend, I thought I’d invite some of my favorite girls over for said fattening foods and drinks.
Bee-Bop Brittany got the party started by trying to feed my dog iced coffee.
Mylissa brought along her mini-me, Mylana. Mylana said, “teach me how to brunch, y’all.”
Welcome to Popping Bottles 101. Make sure to aim away from loved ones and windows.
Caitlin is currently creating life in her womb, so she sipped on some of my homemade iced coffee while the rest of us drank cheap champagne (no one said brunch had to be fancy).
Clearly, I’m the only one who didn’t get the “spring manicure” memo.
It’s easy to drink and giggle your Sunday away, but eventually I remembered that I needed to feed my friends at some point.
May I present the easiest and most delicious breakfast skillet you’ll ever set your eyes on.
It’s the most brilliant combination of sausage, bacon, baked beans, spicy tomatoes, and runny eggs.
Plop it all on top of some crusty bread and experience euphoria. The best part? It only requires ONE dish. Minimal clean up = more champagne time. (Psst… the recipe is down below!)
And of course, I served up some of my sister’s famous Poppy Seed Bread. I even gave each girl their own little loaf to
soak up the impending hangover take home to their families.
Piper has never been one to miss out on a meal with the girls.
After a few powdered donuts and about twelve pieces of watermelon, Mylana was done with our shit and requested a “kid movie.”
Pip quickly realized that she might like to join her.
These two beauties can give ya a real tooth ache.
This is when Mylana decided that Piper is “just a little drama girl.”
Our little brunch was nothing extravagant, but it was a delightful little mix between my grandmother’s crystal glasses and plastic forks. Half homemade and half half-assed, in the end it was the company that counted.
- 3-4 large sausages
- 1 cup chopped bacon
- 3/4 can of maple cured baked beans
- 3/4 can of Rotel tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 3 large eggs
- 1 loaf of french bread (for dipping)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place sausages into cast iron skillet or oven-safe pan. Heat sausages in oven for 10 minutes. Throw in the chopped bacon and put the skillet back into the over for 15 more minutes or until bacon is cooked. Add your beans, tomatoes, paprika, and red pepper and give it a good stir. Lastly, crack three eggs in the skillet and put it back into the oven. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until whites are no longer clear. Careful not to overcook! You want your yolks runny. Remove from oven and serve with crusty bread.