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DIY Breakfast Bar: Feed Your Friends with Ease



Does the stress of sharing hospitality to groups stand in the way of saying “Yes?”

As holiday gatherings approach, and we begin pondering how to feed the friends and family masses that we will host over night, it’s easy to let the fear of “what will they eat, what if they don’t  like it, how will I do it all” steal our joy. We begin to think that maybe it wasn’t a good idea to host after all.

Well,  I love serving large groups in a “bar” type of line up.

Yes, one of the easiest ways to begin the bustling mornings is by setting up a DIY Breakfast Bar.

At our recent family reunion, I took the reigns of the meal making management and one of our favorite breakfast set ups was my Breakfast Burrito Bar.


It’s perfect for large groups because with so many choices on the line, there’s typically something for everyone. Whether you have children with picky palettes or young strapping teen men who want to conquer and compete over eggs, cheese and jalapenos burritos, everyone comes out a winner.

Often people want to help me in the kitchen, but it’s easier to do it myself, well, with a breakfast bar, it’s perfect for the phrase “Many hands make light work.” A few people can help with the chopping, someone can line the cookie sheet for my cooking bacon in the oven [5] life saver, while someone else preps the Yogurt fruit salad [6] and my Copy Cat Cracker Barrel Hash brown Casserole. [7]

Since I love the creamy scrambled eggs that I make (no dry eggs for me), I cooked up four dozen eggs split between two pans. One was a plain pan of eggs with just cheese, and with the other skillet, I mixed in a lot of ingredients while cooking.

Then we lined the island with all kinds of fun choices.

Pick Your Favorite Ingredients for the Breakfast line.

Some suggestions include:


Don’t let the stress of showing hospitality to groups come in the way from you saying “yes.”

Trust me, a Breakfast Burrito Bar is perfect for your next gathering, and it allows the creativity to flow.

Remember, friends and family just want to gather and share life together. They haven’t come for just “the food,” but with this breakfast bar, you can be assured they will leave having enjoyed every moment.

Some of my other favorite “Bar” type creations are the Ultimate Baked Potato Bar [9] and Build Your Own Pizza Bar. [10]

A “just for fun” bar for entertaining is my Coffee Bar. [11]Yes, Coffee Lovers unite!!


I can’t wait to hear what you do the next time you feed the breakfast/ brunch masses.