I am always ready for Brunch! Last weekend I had the perfect excuse to pull out all the stops. For a select few of course, it’s still a pandemic season after all. A family member’s birthday was a great reason to go all out hosting a Biscuit Bar with all the fixin’s!
What is a Biscuit Bar you might wonder? Well, even Pinterest had very few pins to tell you the truth! I was shocked! Here’s the deal, homemade mouthwatering buttermilk biscuits and every single thing that you could possibly imagine putting on it. That way, you can dress your biscuit however you wish!
First up, the meats. I went with ham and bacon. That way I could pair it with two cheeses, Swiss and cheddar. Sound familiar? Yes, I am also that person that uses that biscuit cutter to make sure the ham and cheese are same size as the biscuit! 😉 Then, there are the jams! Well, my family makes jams seasonally so we kind of have a large stash on hand. I had cherry, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and lemon curd. The sixth jar on the table is a sea salt whipped butter from a local market here in my town, it’s a guilty pleasure of mine! The honey bear is playing peekaboo in there too of course.
Last biscuit topping is a classic, the gravy! It’s not exactly eye appealing, but I make a sawmill gravy that I adapted from Paula Dean’s original recipe. Y’all, I’m still getting phone calls on my gravy days later. I mean, it was gone! They’re talking about the biscuits too, but it was their first time with my gravy.
Fun Fact: I actually spent the last couple months perfecting my biscuit recipe! My taste testers have had quite a few biscuits and showed up at my door anytime I sent a picture. At one point I had to tell them BYOB, bring your own butter – I had run out! The final recipe is definitely a hit!
I pulled out my vintage milk glass luncheon plates/cups for the occasion. I just love milk glass and have quite a collection! It always reminds me of my Great Grandmother Ginny (Mamaw’s Mom!). My gingham tablecloth/napkin set was my Grandma Elenor’s (Dad’s side). So, this little brunch had a few extra members and a whole lot of heart!
It was definitely a fun filled day with lots of laughter and love! The Biscuit Bar was a hit and I have a feeling I will be doing it more often. So easy too! Even when I do corporate breakfasts I am known for switching out bagels and adding biscuits. Caterers are usually happy to do it and the attendees tend to love the switch up!
There you have it, a topic a bit more lighter than last week. Don’t hesitate to have fun and pull out all the stops for those in your bubble during this pandemic season! Have a blessed week y’all!