When planning your menu, think “variety.” Serve foods with an assortment of colors, flavors and textures.
Sides are a great way to add your personal touch to the meal. Here are a few not-so-typical sides you might want to give a try: Roasted Garlic & Cheese Grits Souffle, JELL-O Jewels Dessert, or Strawberry-Feta Salad.
If you are serving OSCAR MAYER Bacon at your buffet table in a chaffing dish, consider lining the bottom of the dish with toasted bread to absorb extra grease from the bacon during service.
When deciding what sides to have at your holiday meal, consider “What’s in season”. Our guide will help direct you to produce that is bountiful during the spring season. Typically when you buy produce in season, it is cheaper and will be the best quality too!
Quick breads and muffins are a nice addition to a brunch buffet for two reasons. First, everybody loves them, and second, they can be made weeks in advance and frozen. Try these recipes to offer a variety of color and flavor at your brunch buffet: Classic Sour Cream Banana Bread, ATHENOS Zucchini Bread, or Carrot Cake Muffins.
Seasonal fruits not only make great desserts, but can also make beautiful springtime centerpieces for your Easter table. For a monochromatic theme, choose fruits that are of a similar color palate and place in a large bowl. For example, lemons or oranges are a warm and festive color for the season. Gather small oranges, kumquats or lemons. Arrange in a large clear glass bowl with some fresh greenery, and voila!...a simple and fresh centerpiece.