Hey guys!

If you read part 1 of this post, you are basically a pro at hosting already! If you haven’t read it yet, you can check it out here.

In this post I will share how to cater to your house guest after they have had an amazing nights sleep in your cozy, extra thoughtful guestroom LOL. Yep, this post is all about FOOD!

I don’t hate to cook, but its not really one of my favorite things to do either. I do however, love food, and breakfast is my favorite meal.

I love breakfast for obvious reasons like pancakes, french toast, grits, etc. But I also love breakfast/brunch because you don’t have to be an amazing chef to make it look appetizing.

If you have guest and you are in the mood to cook, here are a few easy favorites that even a non-chef like me can do:

Overnight French Toast Bake– Super easy and super yummy! I like to sprinkle powdered sugar on top and serve with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

White Cheddar Grits– Seriously, so good. I add parmesan cheese to the recipe as well.

This weekend, I didn’t prep anything overnight and I didn’t have a lot of time to cook. When this happens I have a few go-to menu items and serving tricks that work like a charm.

Tip #1-Variety

When I don’t have much time, I won’t hesitate to pop frozen biscuits in the oven (yes I said frozen, don’t judge me please). This is one of my favorite brands.

I also like to do a variety of croissants, muffins, and or cinnamon rolls. This works great if my guest are staying throughout the week and I have to work. I can simply set everything out before I leave for work, and I don’t have to worry about making sure it stays warm.

Fruit is a delicious low calorie option, and you can do so much with it. I like to add a side of yogurt and granola so my guest have the option to be fancy and make a parfait if they choose.

When it comes to condiments, always be extra!! If you have to serve maple syrup, warm it and serve it in a restaurant-ish container (I think I bought this one at Home Goods).

Don’t just serve jam, buy something from the store that you can’t pronounce or that you have never heard of. Doing this always makes me feel cooler than I really am,  and that makes me smile.

Like what even is lemon curd? Who knows? Who Cares?! It sure is good on biscuits though!

Tip #2: Pretty it Up

-Fresh flowers are cheap and always add a nice touch. I picked these up from Walmart for less than $5.

Display your food on pretty things. I love to use gorgeous cake stands to display regular food. Serving food on something so pretty automatically makes it taste better I’m sure!

Invest in a glass carafe or a glass pitcher and never serve your juice out of the carton that it came in 🙂

Tip #3: Eat, laugh, and enjoy your loved ones!

Try one or two of these tips the next time you get to play hostess! Your guest will feel like royalty and they will never want to leave! If you love your guest as much as I do mine, that’s a good thing!

Until next time…

Live beautifully,

Amanda