Easy Thanksgiving Brunch Ideas

Apple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  • 2 (6 ounce) containers vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 banana, broken into chunks
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg

Combine the yogurt, pumpkin pie filling, banana, apple juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into glasses and serve.

Crispy Potatoes with Green Beans and Eggs

  • 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 large eggs
  • pinch of paprika
Cook green beans in a large saucepan of boiling water until crisp-tender, then drain under cold water.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot enough to sizzle a piece of potato. Spread potatoes in an even layer and cook, turning every few minutes with a wide spatula, until brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in green beans, garlic, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper.
Crack each egg into a small bowl and slip them into the pan one at a time on top of the vegetables, spacing evenly. Cover and cook over medium heat until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your taste, less than 5 minutes. Sprinkle the eggs with paprika and serve immediately.
Monkey Bread
  • 3 (12 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10 inch tube/Bundt(R) pan.   Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut biscuits into quarters. Shake 6 to 8 biscuit pieces in the sugar cinnamon mix. Arrange pieces in the bottom of the prepared pan. Continue until all biscuits are coated and placed in pan. If using nuts and raisins, arrange them in and among the biscuit pieces as you go along.

In a small saucepan, melt the margarine with the brown sugar over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over the biscuits. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Do not cut! The bread just pulls apart.

Source: allrecipes.com