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Drinks and More for a Bridal Brunch

Bloody Mary, fruit kebabs, and egg strata make a perfect combo for any brunch.

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Bloody Mary

Ingredients (per drink):

1-1/2 oz. vodka
3 oz. tomato juice
1 dash lemon juice
2-3 drops Tabasco sauce
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 lime wedge
Pickled asparagus or celery stalks for garnish

1. Pour ingredients into a pitcher (except lime wedge and garnish). Multiply recipe by the desired number of servings. Add salt and pepper to taste.

2. Pour over ice, add lime wedge and a spear of pickled asparagus or celery stalk.

Egg Strata

Ingredients:

8 eggs
1 loaf French bread
1 c. grated Cheddar cheese
1 c. Monterey Jack cheese
1 c. sliced mushrooms
1 c. chopped green onions
1 c. cooked and crumbled bacon
chopped parsley
3 c. milk
Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1. Cube the bread into 1" pieces; cover bottom of 9"x13" Pyrex pan with the bread squares.

2. Layer bacon, cheese, mushrooms, onion and parsley over the bread. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, milk, dill, dry mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Pour mixture over bread layers; let stand in refrigerator overnight.

3. Bake 1-1/2 hours at 300 degrees until set. Serve warm.

Fruit Kebabs

Ingredients:

bamboo skewers
strawberries
cubed melons

1. Thread melon pieces and strawberries onto bamboo skewers.

2. Pile on a plate for easy, no-mess fruit portions.

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