New Year’s Eve gets all the hype, but if you ask me, New Year’s Day is where the real fun is.
Don’t get me wrong, I love dressing to the nines, eating fancy finger food and toasting flutes of champagne (this style is a fave) while counting backwards from 10 as much as the next person. I may even get a tad misty when we get to “1,” and Auld Lang Syne fills the room. (I can’t help but think of the end of When Harry Met Sally — spoiler alert.)
Mostly, there’s so much buildup leading to midnight, that once it’s over I’m flooded with an underwhelmed feeling, and occasionally a throbbing headache. Take heed, sloe gin is never a good idea, no matter how authentic your 1920s-themed party is.
New Year’s Day is full of optimism, resolutions and of course, brunch!
It’s the perfect way to ring in the first day of the new year. You’re allowed to sleep in (which you’ve rightfully earned) and it doesn’t require formal attire. It gives you the opportunity to reflect on the past year and bask in the promising glow of the new one, all while casually sipping mimosas.
So let’s celebrate and embrace the new year. But first, brunch!
Hair of the Dog
Truth be told, we wouldn’t know what time it was without the presence of a bloody mary or another respective brunchy beverage.
Here are some of our favorite sips to cheers the year ahead with.
The Best Bloody Mary Recipe from FoodieCrush
Blood Orange Rosemary Screwdriver from Heather Christo
Strawberry Grapefruit Mimosa from A Beautiful Mess
Spicy Micheladas from Freutcake
Blood Orange Mimosas from Spoon Fork Bacon
You can tell a lot about a person by what they eat for brunch.
Do they go for the pancakes or do they make a beeline for bacon and eggs?
No matter which category you fall under, brunch wouldn’t be the same without a little something savory!
Everything Bagel Breakfast Sandwich Strata from Yes to Yolks
Yeasted Blini with Caviar and Assorted Toppings from Chocolate and Marrow
Roasted Red Pepper & Baked Egg Galettes from Little Spice Jar
Bangin’ Breakfast Potatoes from Vodka & Biscuits
Homemade Bialys from Alexandra’s Kitchen
Brunchy Wear and Wares:
Get your best brunch on with these spirited goods!
Mornings are for Mimosas Racerback Tank Top from AvaWilde $25
Caterering Set of 10-inch Dinner Plates, set of 12, from 10 Strawberry Street, $21
Bloody Mary Diagram Glass Set from Uncommon Goods $25
Tag Whiteware Porcelain Ceramic Serving Bowls, Graduated Sizes, Set of 3, $58
I Attend Brunch Every Sunday Tee from Pyknic $29
Gold Flatware Serving Set, West Elm, $39
One of the best things about brunch is it’s perfectly acceptable to consume cake before noon, something anyone with a sweet tooth will easily delight in.
These sweet eats make us glad we don’t have to wait until after dinner for our dessert!
Pear Vanilla Dutch Baby Pancake from Brooklyn Supper
Cranberry Coffee Cake Muffins from Dessert for Two
90-Minute Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls from The Baker Chick
Healthy Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake from The Recipe Critic
Gooey Caramel Pull-Aparts from Love Grows Wild
Let’s be honest, the beauty of brunch is it allows us to have savory and sweet, meaning we get our fried chicken and our waffles too! These dishes combine the best of both worlds!
Chicken and Waffle Sliders from FoodieCrush
Maple Bacon Donuts from Broma Bakery
Monte Cristo Waffle Strata from Half Baked Harvest
French Toasts with Caramelised Pears with Walnuts, Camembert and Arugula from What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today
Sweet and Savory Crepes from FoodieCrush
This recipe round-up was curated by FoodieCrush contributor Hayley Putnam. Follow her foodie tastes and other flights of fancy on Pinterest and Instagram.
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