Last month, I went back to working away from home. My mother set up an office for her business, and she got me as her Accounts Support.
Our weekdays become busier, giving us the reason to have a more relaxed weekend. Our Saturdays now are quite comfortable as we tend to spend more time in bed. Perhaps, that’s the best part of the weekend – waking up on a Saturday morning at our liking.
Most likely, it’s already past breakfast that we stretch our arms and leave the bed. As it’s too late to prepare for breakfast and too early to eat lunch, we often have our brunch instead, the lovechild of breakfast and lunch.
Usually starting at 10 am and stretching until 2 pm, brunch often creates a more relaxed dining atmosphere. We need not hurry to get to work, giving us more time to hang out and catch up with the family. Even the boys can help in the kitchen, giving us again, an added family bonding time.
Last Saturday, I joined The Maya Kitchen‘s Brunching in with Chef Noel dela Rama. Chef Noel is a New York-based caterer, culinary instructor, and personal chef. He has also catered to Manila’s most prominent names at private dinners. His culinary experience, especially in New York where many are into brunch, makes him the perfect coach for the workshop.
Chef Noel proved that creating an appetizing brunch spread especially when entertaining at home is not an impossible task. He purposely chose to teach easy and accessible dishes like Chorizo Breakfast Casserole, Eggs baked in Ham Cups, and Banana Bread Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping.
We love the Eggs in Ham Cups that the following morning, we prepared a few cups for the boys to try. They readily enjoyed them and even thought they were too complicated to make. But honestly, it only took me about less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook everything. It was that simple!
By next Saturday, we will try Chef Noel’s Banana Bread with Streusel Topping. And this mother is positive that her boys will love the bread just like how they enjoyed the Eggs in Ham Cups.
By the way, if you like to learn great recipes, you may always check out The Maya Kitchen website. They also have baking and culinary workshop held at their Liberty Building kitchen.
Ow, sharing here with you as well the Eggs in Ham Cups recipe. I encourage you to try doing it at home and surely, you will love brunch as much as we do.
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