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Brunch Goals - #2020Vision Board Continental Brunch

Updated: Dec 29, 2019

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.

Denis Waitley

Of course you have to feed your vision, too.

In being the Bourgeois Hostess I always strive to create a unique experience for my guests, all while maintaining my savings goals, and to show that it is possible to have an upscale display on a budget and with minimal effort. Admittedly, one of my goals is to cook more often, but even store bought , already prepared food can be displayed in a way to show that you enjoy the finer things. A little effort can go a long way.

We had the simplest, continental, bourgeois brunch to feed our focus for the vision board party. Minimal “cooking” involved allowed us to focus more on the task at hand, and finger foods with an easy set up are always my go-to.

Of course we couldn’t have a vision board party without a corresponding cheese board. I selected an assortment of:





Paired with candied pecans, raisins, spiced cashews, dates, and mixed salted nuts. I included olives, herbed pita toast points, and a variety of mustards and jams. This board was perfect for setting the tone for setting forth our #2020vision.

For fruit, I included red grapes kept on the vine, and to save on time an assortment of mixed and sliced blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and mangoes were sorted into their own glassware by corresponding colors.

I stopped at Dunkin Donuts for a few orders of their hash browns which are my personal fav for a Bourgeois option thanks to the rosemary, as well as a 25 count of assorted Munchkins to sort into their own bowls as well.

To accompany the donuts, we had the traditional canned cinnamon buns (there is something nostalgic about baking them yourself as opposed to buying pre-made), and I picked up some miniature croissants for a less sweet option. If you’re feeling really #extra, you can even create monte cristos by toasting your croissants and adding deli ham and turkey, american or cheddar cheese, a jelly or jam of your choice, then sprinkling with powdered sugar, always a bomb option for those looking to try something new!

I also quickly made some bacon while the cinnamon buns baked to have a meat that was always a win. Usually I prefer a maple bacon but for the sake of my guests, I opted for a thick cut, original flavor.

I made a stop to Chik Fil A to get a 12 count order of their chicken nuggets, and skewered them on a pack of frozen miniature waffles to have a cute display of chicken and waffles.

Of all of the food selections, the only items that had to “cook” were:

✨Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

✨French Toast

The prosciutto wrapped asparagus took very little effort; I rinsed and cut the asparagus bottoms so that all were the same size, about five inches long, then I took strips of prosciutto about four inches long by one inch wide and wrapped them in the same method in the same section of the asparagus. I lightly coated them in olive oil, sprinkled lightly with a black garlic seasoning and baked for 25 minutes, with turning about half way through. These were a savory crowd fav and looked amazing against my IKEA wooden display trays.

The french toast was also a quick effort for a big payoff, with the trick being in using Pepperidge Farm swirl french toast bread, which already had sweet notes of syrup, but made the perfect sweet breakfast twist on a classic recipe. If you’re looking to impress with minimal effort, any flavor from this brand would work, and it’s an inexpensive option to really leave an impression. This was a sweet crowd fav for sure.

At the end I warmed some syrup and placed on a saucer and we were ready to eat !

What would you include in your #2020vision menu? What feeds your vision, edible or not? Head over to my insta @alexispjordan and let me know in the comments !

Happy Manifesting ! 🌷🍁


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