Episode 12: Special Episode: Houseguests
House guests and breakfast can be a tricky combination. The Dinner Sisters offer three suggestions to serve for that first meal with your guests in the morning, including something to satisfy a whole bunch of coffee drinkers.
Cold brew coffee is a hands-off solution for two to a whole bunch of guests. Make the concentrate a day ahead and have
Plan a day ahead of time- it takes at least 12 hours to brew.
You can make up to a gallon of coffee at a time, giving you up to 32 servings. Not necessary- you can make as much or as little as you like.
Try a nice carafe for this- keep your eyes peeled at Ikea or thrift stores for nice but affordable options. Here's a smaller option from Ikea or if you're making a large batch use a beverage dispenser.
French toast for breakfast is delicious but takes a lot of time at the stove. Do a baked challah french toast for a one dish make-ahead wonder.
Make this the night before and just bake in the morning.
Give yourself time to bake in the morning- this takes about an hour from start to finish. But! It’s all hands off time.
Round out the meal with some eggs baked in muffin tins. Check out a method similar to what Betsy uses here: Oven Baked Eggs.
Baked oatmeal is another good recipe to make ahead and bake in the morning.
Make this the night before and bake in the morning. You can get this on the table in 45 minutes.
Let the baked oatmeal rest for at least 15 minutes or it will be soupy and sad.
Use frozen berries if fresh aren’t in season.