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Yard Sale Brunch?

  • k

I'm combining a yard/sidewalk sale with a brunch at my place next weekend. Does anyone have ideas for a menu? It would have to be simple, cheap (I'm trying to MAKE money), more finger foods, and keep well if one has to jump to get customers and such...

Details- from 10-2, weekend, about 7-10 20somethings, in Philadelphia's center city.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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  1. Whatever you serve to eat, I highly recommend strong Bloody Marys to lubricate commerce. Also may free you to tell the guy who offers you $10 for a $100 chest of drawers to f*** off.

    1. Where is the sale?

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      1. re: Randy

        24th and South Streets, corner house.

      2. j

        what a fun idea! What about homemade, mini cinnamon rolls that you can assemble the night before and then bake off before your guests/customers come?

        Or a quiche, which could also be cut into wedges (or made in individuals) and eaten by hand.

        Also: muffins, whole fruit (i.e. apples, bananas, peaches), and chunky, chewy granola that you can put in a bowl and eat by the handful as you would peanuts or chips.

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        1. re: JessicaSophia

          I do a very yummy quiche - sort of - instead of a round pie pan and pie dough, I use a square pan and puff pastry. Its a faster and tastier and puffier so it looks more impressive!

        2. Veggie quiche or frittata cut into wedges, banana bread, fruits and definitely lots of bloody marys!

          1. Scones, crème fraîche and jam; mini bagels with smoked salmon mousse; deviled eggs; you can even stuff the scones with thinly shaved smoked turkey or ham and honey mustard. Have fun!

            1. I have done the same thing except made a great breakfast before the sale. All my friends and I have had tagsales at my house in the past and I always get up extra early and make them breakfast before we start. There are always early birds waiting to get in the garage but we make sure and fill our bellies first..LOL. Sounds like fun. Hope you makes lots of $$$$$....RIchie

              1. How about breakfast pizza: pre-baked pizza crust topped with seasoned cooked scrambled eggs topped w/cheese then topped with veggies +/or meat. Then baked until cheese melts. My fave: lox mixed with eggs, light parmesan and green onions and blanched slender asparagus.

                1. Set up a taco/burrito make-it-yourself bar. Scrambled eggs, refried beans, shredded lettuce, diced onions, pico de gallo or salsa out of a jar, some kind of meat filling (shredded pork or chicken), shredded Jack cheese, maybe some sausages, soft tortillas and hard taco shells. Coffee, Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers. You've got a party.