There is nothing wrong with being a cheap date. One of my favorite cheap and easy friend-date ideas is a DIY, at-home brunch. I do this all the time and it is so much fun. I’m a morning person so I love to get my hangouts in in the morning and there’s just something about it that feels so special and luxurious. Maybe it’s the delicious food? Maybe it’s the drinks in the morning? Maybe it’s because breakfast is so often rushed but brunch is super relaxed?

I have nothing against going out for brunch (in fact, it is another of my favorite things to do with friends) but sometime you just want to save some money or stay at home. Bringing food to a friend can also make a great gift if you go over to a friend’s house and bring all the ingredients and make brunch for them. It’s an even better gift if you also bring champagne for mimosas.

Cons of Brunch

  • none

Pros of Brunch:

  • cheaper than dinner
  • easier to make than dinner
  • Mimosas!
  • looks great on Instagram
  • you get to be like Ron Swanson, always be like Ron Swanson

So, what do you need for brunch at home? The same things you need for any brunch, but at home:

Eggs: Scrambled is obviously easiest but if you really want to impress someone go for a frittata  or a quiche. Almost everyone is impressed by quiche.

A Bread-like Thing: Cinnamon rolls out of a can? Yes! French toast? Yes! Pancakes? Yes. I love Kodiak Cakes high protein pancakes!

Beverages: Champagne for mimosas is preferred but any kind of fruit juice or coffee is also great.

Meat: Bacon is a clear choice but I’m a fan of a good breakfast sausage.

Do you like to make brunch? What’s your favorite recipe?