On Father’s Day this year I’m having a standard family gathering at my house for lunch. About 25 members of my family will appear, famished, after their respective church services. Since like everyone else I’m trying to watch what I spend, I am planning to serve a brunch. Family gatherings are terrific occasions for this.
The men in my family consider bacon, cinnamon buns, and buttermilk biscuits to be quite a treat. These aren’t indulgences they enjoy on a regular basis so I look forward to serving them on this occasion. Of course I will also have a few healthier options as well. The best part is that these foods are not that complicated to prepare so I can spend more time with the fathers I love (my husband, Papa, and grandpa) instead of overworking in the kitchen — that is the plan anyway.
The simplicity of these recipes also makes them ideal for the kids to help with:
Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
This simple recipe can be altered to suit your family’s taste. I prefer to use chicken or turkey sausage when I make it but any Italian style sausage will work well. It is also simple to change the variety of cheese to create your own flavor. Since you assemble this recipe the night before, this is ideal for a holiday breakfast or when you are entertaining guests.