This past weekend I hosted a little brunch at my house for some of the ladies in my life. It was part of a pampered chef party so we got to do a little eating and a little shopping at the same time. I hadn’t hosted a pampered chef party in almost 9 years and things have changed since then. Now instead of just a typical direct sales type party they do an interactive cooking demonstration so all of my guests to got to test out the products and make a meal and dessert.
I wanted to have some additional food for the guests so that they had something to snack on when they arrived. I originally was going to make everything from scratch, but then I realized I simply didn’t have the time with my little helpers around.
Here is what I did and it worked out wonderfully.
Little mini donuts dressed up on my white serving platters were sprinkled throughout the house.
I also took store bought crumb cake and removed it out of the packaging and cut it into pieces and placed it on another pretty platter. It’s all about how you display it.
I didn’t want to worry about having to keep eggs warm so for a main dish I did a yogurt parfait instead. I used a trifle bowl and layered Honey bunches of oats raspberry granola, strawberry yogurt, strawberries and blueberries. I used mason jars for serving and it was a big hit. People loved it and came back for seconds and the bowl was pretty much finished by the end of the party.
The biggest hit of the party though was the easiest thing to do. I picked up Danish Pancakes from Trader Joe’s. I simply had to put them on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 mins at 450. After that I just finished them off with powdered sugar.
I also picked up some of Trader Joe’s fudge sauce and caramel sauce as dipping sauces for the Danish pancakes. I warmed them up for 30 seconds in the microwave in their containers and then poured them into more of my white serving dishes.
People kept coming up to asking about the recipe. You know that’s always a good sign. I should have said they were a secret family recipe, but I let everyone in on my secret and many guests were stopping at Trader Joe’s on their way to pick up some of themselves.
It was an effortless brunch that everyone enjoyed. We ended up making lemon artichoke pasta with grilled chicken from Pampered Chef which was also a crowd favorite.