It would normally take major planning to get five busy women together. I'd be lying if it didn't require some scheduling tag but for some weird, organic reason it's been effortless seeing Molly, Marcie, Julia, and Hattie for what we affectionately call our 'meetings of the minds.' Marcie's brilliant branding mind came up with the term after our first couple of meetups. Okayyy so they're not real meetings. It's more like happy yappy hours, so of course, it's easy to look forward to every month. Previously we've had a co-ed farm-to-table dinner at Julia's, apps and desserts at Marcie's, the ultimate comfort meal (yummy zucchini lasagna) at Hattie's, and a balanced cheese & salad dinner at Molly's. All really on the fly.
Sunday was my turn to have the girls over, and of course, you know I chose brunch! Hosting a brunch is the ideal entertaining go-to for someone like me who stresses out about feeding more than a handful of people. There's no need to worry about preparing multiple courses, it's easier on the wallet, and there's still the rest of the day to enjoy before the inevitable workweek. Ca-ching! The best part, though, is drinking (lots of) mimosas with good company.
There's so many ways to approach brunch. If you're new to the game, I'd recommend watching Bobby Flay's show, Brunch at Bobby's. He's naturally on the advanced side, but the show is great at showing how versatile brunches can be - from crowd favorites like eggs benedict to regionally-inspired brunches. I'm getting really good at not taking pictures while actually being social so here are some behind the scenes! Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin' to get my brunch how-to filled with these recipes in a future post!