Caterer and event planner Mary Giuliani is stopping by TODAY to show you how to create a fun New Year’s Day brunch to help you recover from your New Year’s Eve festivities. To keep things casual and interactive, Giuliani likes to create “snacktivities” (snack-themed activities), or stations where people are able to build their own dishes and drinks. As for the brunch drinks, Giuliana shares what she calls the “three H’s”: hydration, healthy and hair of the dog.
If you’re looking for even more holiday entertaining inspiration, join Mary Giuliani and Dylan Dreyer for their TODAY Cooking Class on Easy Entertaining with our partner Bluprint, an NBCU company. You’ll learn even more of Mary’s favorite hacks for festive entertaining — they’re just perfect for your New Year’s Day celebrations and beyond.
EASY FRITTATA SNACKTIVITY
For this snacktivity, your favorite frittata recipe is baked ahead, then guests top off their own individual wedges with add-ons of their choice.
Toppings for the frittata station:
- Red pepper flakes
1. Choose your favorite easy frittata recipe and cook it before brunch begins in a large, non-stick frying pan, planning on a total of two eggs per person. (Mary’s favorite has spinach and fontina.) Set it aside in the refrigerator, keeping in mind that a frittata can be prepared the day before the party.
2. On the day of the party, set out bowls of ricotta, Parmesan, prosciutto and red pepper flakes on a table.
3. Reheat the frittata in a 350 degree oven. Slice it into even wedges and set them out on a table with the garnishes.