5 tips for a wonderful brunch

Whether it’s a holiday weekend or a random Sunday, we’re your ally for doing things right. Any meal that allows us to sleep in and then eat is great in our books. Here’s some advice for the occasion.


  1. Make LOTS of bacon in a FIREDISC

Talk about a great way to feed the masses. You can drain the bacon grease or used it to cook more, too. Let it drain on paper towels and keep it warm by tenting foil over it.

PRO TIP: Take the bacon out of the fridge 20 minutes before you cook it — it’ll do better at room temperature.


  1. Offer MANY drink options

Mimosas are the official drink of brunch, let’s face it. Have ice water, orange juice, and other juice, such as grape or cranberry, on hand, too. Buy a few low-cost carafes to keep the coffee flowing.

PRO TIP: Making Bloody Marys? Don’t go too wild with garnish — three things, max, so they don’t have to hunt to get to the drink.


  1. Consider a self-serve bar

You’ve cooked all morning — let your guests customize their breakfast plate. Let Jennifer’s Big-Time Brunch Tacos with Yellow Tomato Salsa rule the day. But have a parfait or toast bar available as a supporting cast.

PRO TIP: A FIREDISC S’mores Bake would make a perfect serve-yourself dessert idea.


  1. Add granola on the side

It’s also a good idea for a pre-brunch treat. Buy good-quality granola and add mix-ins, such as chocolate chips, dried fruit, and nuts. Yogurt and fresh fruit are also great options.

PRO TIP: Make your own granola in less than 30 minutes.


  1. Prep ahead of time

Saturday, while everyone else is living it up, plan your brunch. Cut what needs cutting, mix what needs mixing. Get your dishes as close to cooking- or serve-ready as possible.

PRO TIP: Make this Donut Holes recipe in your FIREDISC® cooker the night before, and warm them up in the morning.


We hope whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or a random Sunday in July, your brunch is a winner. Remember, brunch calories count only for half, too. It’s going to be a great day, isn’t it?