How to do Easter Brunch in 2020

With coronavirus still keeping everyone isolated from family and friends, this will be a very interesting Easter Sunday. I haven’t been with my family for every Easter Sunday, but I was raised in the church and have always been able to meet loved ones for an Easter feast. This year’s Easter might not be filled with pastel photoshoots, brunch with the strange relatives you see four to five times a year, and a stuffy church service with the masses. This year’s Easter sermon will likely take place on a zoom conference, we’ll FaceTime our relatives, and we’ll have a much smaller get together with the people we’ve been isolated with.

So, now that we’re all at home, I wanted to share a few Easter brunch recipes, a few restaurants, and some other fun activities that can make Easter a little more normal this year. I hope you all get to still have Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets, and spend some virtual time with your loved ones!

1. Try These Recipes to Make a Small Brunch

A small brunch at home with your loved ones might not be out of the norm from a typical Easter Sunday – you might be making more to satisfy everyone or you might be making less if you only have a few people. These recipes make beautiful entrees that can satisfy the fam.

Spanish Potato Omelet This recipe should take less than an hour and the main ingredients are potatoes, eggs, and a bit of parsley.

Spanish omelette
Photo cred: Good House Keeping, Mike Garten

Carrot Avocado Salad This recipe for a warm vegetable salad combines savory and sweet to pair perfectly with the Spanish Potato Omelet.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes How can you not celebrate Easter without carrot cake? With rest time and everything, these cupcakes will be ready in less than an hour with a delicious cream cheese frosting.

Dogwood Punch Rose all day – even for Easter Sunday. This recipe calls for fresh strawberries and sparkling rose for a delicious drink.

2. Order Takeout in Pittsburgh

From chain restaurants to local Pittsburgh restaurants, you will have plenty of options to support businesses and avoid spending lots of time in the kitchen making different Easter recipes. Let’s be honest, sometimes the best way to please a crowd is to just let them order what they want – easiest way to do that is through pickup/delivery!

Senti Restaurants has an Easter brunch menu available for pickup filled with all kinds of Italian treats like funghi arancini, zucchini and burrata salad, and fresh pastas.

Jordans Donuts What better way to wake up and enjoy a quick sweet brunch with family. Pre-order online or by phone.

Caffe Mona Another day to enjoy sweet and savory crepes or a few breakfast sandwiches.

Enrico Biscotti has Easter Bread, pies, cakes, and more available for curbside pickup. Order by calling 412-281-2602.

3. Enjoy the Sunshine with a Picnic

At least in Pittsburgh, Easter Sunday is supposed to be filled with sunshine, so it’ll be a great day to grab your picnic basket, a bottle of white wine, and small bites to sit in the sun.

Set up your picnic basket with three cheeses, honey, jam, crackers, and wine!

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