Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.
Today: Invite your friends over -- weekend brunch is better (and cheaper) at home.
Brunch has emerged as the ultimate divisive meal, which is some laughable first-world-problem bullshit when you really think about it. In early October, David Shaftel published a piece in the New York Times called "Brunch Is for Jerks." People reacted by calling him a jerk, amongst other things. After a GQ profile allegedly misrepresented his stance, Julian Casablancas took to Twitter clarifying that he is in fact, pro-brunch.
Brunch will tear us apart.
Here's where I stand on the meal: I love to eat eggy things and get drunk at noon, I don't like leaving my house hungover and paying $25 or upwards for the privilege.
It's fairly easy to make brunch at home -- and invite friends over to supply the mimosas and Bloody Marys. Here are a few sample menus:
2. The Heart Brunch
Strata with Sausage and Greens
+ Fruit Salad
What do you like to serve friends for brunch? Tell us in the comments!