I’m hosting some college friends next weekend for what was originally intended to be lunch at 1pm, but has now turned into brunch around 10:00am. I am planning the meal around white pizza and cinnamon rolls, which were specifically requested by the guest of honor. Obviously, these two items cover the carb bases! When I was planning this as lunch, I decided to smoke a pork shoulder and serve it pulled with a couple of sauces and a spicy slaw, plus tortillas for anyone who might want to make it into tacos. However, now that the time has been moved to 10:00, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t lean in a more breakfast-y direction. I’ll serve apps with mimosas first and probably crank out a couple of pizzas during cocktail hour, then sit down to the main meal at 11-11:30ish (and serve another couple of pizzas with the meal).
I know that a couple of my guests are low-carbing (as we generally do as well), so I want to make sure there is a meat or egg main dish without any carbs involved as well as a vegetable side available for them. Thoughts? Frittata or crustless quiche would work, but feels uninspired. Would serving deviled eggs or mini-quiches as an appetizer be enough of a nod to breakfast? Other “breakfast” app ideas, side dish options, etc.? All suggestions welcome - the only non-negotiable items are the white pizza and cinnamon rolls. Thanks HOs!