Effortless entertaining while often seemingly elusive can actually, easily be achieved with make-ahead meals.
We have a full week of chol hamoed this year (yipeeeee!!!) which means lots of day trips and family outings for the Gellers. A hearty filling breakfast is essential to fuel the family for the hiking, site seeing, touring, and roller coasting, activities we have planned. But honestly when you need to get going early there’s no time to start cooking up an extravagant breakfast from scratch. But to eat… now for that, there’s always time!
Here are 4 delish start-the-day-off-like-a-king breakfast ideas you can make the night before. Perfect for filling everyone’s tummies and pretty enough for serving the extended visiting family. (Like my mother-in-law, brother- and sister-in-law and all my nieces and nephews who often sleep over throughout the holiday). I just love that Philadelphia® Cream Cheese is kosher for Passover so that I can make all these recipes perfectly creamy and extra delicious.
This 5 star family breakfast can be made either the night before or even weeks before. To freeze crepes wrap tightly in foil and double wrap in plastic. Before serving, thaw (while wrapped) and reheat loosely wrapped in foil at 250° F for about 20 minutes or until warm. Don’t try to expedite time here as you don’t want to reheat something as delicate as crepes in a hotter oven. And you are not trying to get them hot, they are actually meant to be served warm.
Assemble the morning of with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese or Cream Cheese and Fruit.
Quite like our crepes - make this the night before and reheat at 250° F for about 20 minutes or until just warm.
My new obsession. Make this year round with bread slices in place of matzo sheets. Completely assemble and refrigerate overnight. (In fact this recipe requires at least 3 hours of chill time before baking off, so you have to plan for it.) Just pop it in the oven in the A.M. for a hot, sweet, start to your day. BTW this Matzo Brie Bake works just as well served hot, with a scoop of ice cream, for dessert.
Another prep-the-night-before, chill, bake, and serve recipe. This savory layered goodness in a casserole dish is the ying to my matzo brie yang. And bonus points for the Strata as it can just as easily be served and enJOYed for lunch or dinner.
Chag Kasher V’Sameyach!
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