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Entertaining: Southern Brunch, with Recipes

A charming brunch is an invitation to have a good time

Written and produced by Stephen Exel
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    • Make the ice cream and cookies ahead.
    • Make the soup ahead; chill in refrigerator.
    • Roast the beets and cube the watermelon the day before (pour the accumulated juices from the watermelon back over the cubed fruit before serving).
    • Chop the onion and make the bacon for the collard greens ahead.
    • Prepare the strata so it sits overnight, then pop it in the oven in the morning.

    Menu

    Sweet Lucy Mint Tea
    Fresh Blueberry Soup
    Chèvre and Tomato Strata
    Roasted Beet and Watermelon Salad with Chèvre
    Collard Greens with Garlic and Bacon
    Biscuits with Ham and Peach Marmalade
    Chèvre Ice Cream
    Pink and White Shortbread Cookies

    Shopping List

    Check your pantry for these necessary items before shopping:

    • Extra virgin olive oil (need 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons)
    • Sugar (need 3/4 cup + 3 tablespoons)
    • Powdered sugar (need 1/2 cup)
    • Salt (need 1-1/4 teaspoon plus to taste)
    • Kosher salt (need 3-1/2 teaspoons plus to taste)
    • Ground black pepper (need 1/2 teaspoon)
    • Crushed red pepper (need 1/4 teaspoon)
    • Vanilla extract (need 1 teaspoon)
    • Flour (need 5 cups)
    • Baking powder (need 1 tablespoon)
    • Butter (need 1-3/4 cups)
    • Dijon mustard (need 2 tablespoons)

    Specialty grocery store

    • Duck sausage
    • Venison sausage
    • Cured olives
    • Specialty goat cheeses for charcuterie
    • Peach marmalade
    • Sea salt

    Produce

    • 2 bunches mint leaves
    • 1 bunch basil
    • 1 bunch chives
    • 2 lemons (3 if doubling drink recipe)
    • 1 lime
    • 3 six-ounce cartons blueberries (need 3 cups)
    • 2 large tomatoes (enough for eight 1/2-inch-thick slices)
    • 1-1/4 pounds red beets
    • 1-1/4 pounds golden beets
    • 1 small onion
    • 1 head garlic (need 3 cloves)
    • 1 (4- to 5- pound) seedless watermelon
    • 2 (5-to 6-ounce) bags microgreens or baby greens (need 8 cups)
    • 3 pounds collard greens (3 to 4 bunches)

    Grocery

    • Black tea bags, such as Earl Grey
    • 1 (64-ounce) bottle unsweetened grape juice or blueberry juice (need 4-1/2 cups)
    • Lemon juice (need 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
    • Light-colored corn syrup (need 3 tablespoons)
    • Crackers for charcuterie

    Baking aisle

    • Cinnamon sticks
    • Cardamom
    • Cream of tartar
    • Cornstarch
    • 1 6-ounce bar white chocolate (need 6 ounces)
    • Red food coloring

    Meat

    • 1/2 pound thick cut bacon
    • 3/4 to 1 pound smoked ham, thickly sliced

    Dairy

    • 1 (7-ounce) container crème fraîche
    • 8 ounces mild cheddar cheese (need 1-1/2 cups, shredded)
    • 13 ounces soft goat cheese (chèvre)
    • 1 dozen eggs
    • 1/2 gallon whole milk (need 5 1/2 cups)
    • 2 (1/2 pint) containers whipping cream

    Bakery

    • 1 pound loaf Italian bread

    Alcohol

    • Sweet Lucy Bourbon Liqueur
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