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How to Host a Brunch Like You Know What You’re Doing

Enjoying time with friends, good food and plenty of Lipton Tea flowing, that’s how we roll.

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It doesn’t happen often, but once in a blue moon we get together and do a catch up and share our stories. Trust me, there’s plenty of laughter and the occasional tears. This time we decided to be all girly and went for a posh brunch while the kids were in school. The menu was simple yet elegant and delightful. Most importantly, easy on me!

Here’s How to Host a Brunch Like You Know What You’re Doing:

Setting the mood was easy, I wanted a casual chic feel, so I used a neutral palate, added single stems of white hydrangeas around the table, pretty cups, and cloth napkins (to give it that “this is NOT a fast food” atmosphere). The menu was easy, because I wanted to enjoy my guests and not miss out on anything. The only thing I went to the kitchen for was more freshly boiled water so we could enjoy even more of Lipton’s black and herbal tea varieties.

Casual Tablescape for a lovely Brunch - @LittleFiggyFood

On the Brunch Menu:

  • A variety of Lipton Teas with bowls of demerara sugar or your preferred sweetener, sliced lemons and a small bottle of creamer/milk.
  • Don’t forget a few sweets. I served a small Tiramisu cake (storebought, ’cause I can) and a bowl of dark chocolate chunks. I also love this Earl Grey infused Tea Loaf!
  • Baked Eggs surrounded with Creamy Kale (recipe below)! You could also try this Three Egg Quiche that is always a good idea.
  • Plenty of water, regular or sparkling, served with lemon slices.

See, it’s a simple yet pleasing fare that is perfect surrounded by incredible company and great conversation.

Lipton Tea Varieties - Find out more @LittleFiggyFood

Enjoy Lipton Tea's bold Black & Green Tea Varieties - Find out more @LittleFiggyFood
As our brunch turned to a lunch, we continued to try the array of teas and find the ones we enjoyed the most. My favorites were Earl Grey and Lipton’s improved and updated Orange Passionfruit Jasmine green tea, sublime! Other flavors that were a favorite were the Peach Mango and Enticing Chai.

Lipton Earl Grey Tea - How to Brunch - @LittleFiggyFood
Lipton has updated their green teas and made them even more amazing. Their green teas are refreshing and uplifting with a bright, fresh taste and delightful aroma. With their traditional black teas, they are not only delightful but have bold aromas fused with unique flavors all at one time for a great twist.

If you’ve not tried them lately, Lipton is offering a $0.75 off any 1 Lipton Black, Green, or Herbal 20ct tea, simply click here to grab your coupon and start enjoying a cuppa tea (served hot or cold).

Incredibly yummy baby Kale cooking in cream - Find out more how to make Baked Eggs in this oh so Creamy Kale @LittleFiggyFood
From the stove top to the oven, you will be able to impress your guests with this easy to make, Baked Eggs with OH SO Creamy Kale! 

How To Host A Brunch - Baked Eggs with Creamy Kale - Find out more on @LittleFiggyFood - #LiptonTeaTime

Happy Brunching and don’t forget to keep that pinky finger extended!

How To Host A Brunch - Baked Eggs with Creamy Kale - Find out more on @LittleFiggyFood - #LiptonTeaTime

Baked Eggs with Creamy Kale

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A gorgeous dish to serve up for breakfast, brunch or anytime, Baked Eggs surrounded by Creamy Kale. Perfection!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbls Unsalted Butter
  • 8 oz Baby Kale, sorted and trimmed if needed
  • 2 cups Whipping Cream
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1/2 - 1 cup grated Gruyere Cheese, can substitute plain Swiss or a mild Provolone cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Toasted slices of bread, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the Butter over medium heat and add in the baby Kale, don't worry it will wilt and eventually fit nicely.
  3. Saute Kale for about 3 - 5 minutes until a deep green color and completely wilted.
  4. Add in the Whipping Cream, gently stirring and bring to a gentle boil and continue to cook for an additional 2 - 3 minutes.
  5. Using a baking sheet, place 4 individual Ramekins (3 - 4 1/2 oz size). Divide the creamy kale mixture between ramekins and scoot the kale around to form a well in the center.
  6. Crack open one Egg and add to the center of one Ramekin. Continue for each dish.
  7. Generously scatter the Gruyere Cheese over each dish. Bake in 350°F preheated oven for about 12 - 15 minutes or until the egg is set and yolk is just a bit runny, and the cream is bubbly and the cheese is nicely melted. If you aren't into the runny eggs, cook for an additional 5 minutes or so. Each oven is so different, keep an eye out so that you can cook them accordingly.
  8. Sprinkle a bit of Black Pepper and Salt if desired.
  9. Serve immediately (with toasted slices of bread, if desired).

Notes

You can also add a pinch of Nutmeg to each dish just before baking if desired.Kale can be substituted with Spinach or you can use a blend of both!

How To Host A Brunch - Baked Eggs with Creamy Kale - Find out more on @LittleFiggyFood - #LiptonTeaTime

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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