My name is Jeremy, first time poster from South Alabama.
Our church recently decided to have a breakfast before our weekly service, and, I have inherited the honor of being responsible for it for the next four weeks. No sarcasm intended at all, I am VERY EXCITED about this.
We have just been having this for a month now, and, it is going pretty well. While I was scared we would only have 30, we have had 50-70 each week, and, may continue to trend up.
Up until now, the fare has been pretty standard, at least by "Southern" standards. They have had eggs, grits, sausage, bacon, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, and the like. Now, they have mixed it up a bit, and haven't had all of the stuff on any given Sunday, but, that's typical fare for down here in the South. And, it's pretty popular.
However, for this next month, I am wanting to take it to "the next level." I'd like to "fancify" (made up word) our fare, with the hopes of giving our people an above average experience.
What are some examples of things we could prepare, with a minimum amount of talent/resources? Most of my team, to the best of my knowledge, has a limited amount of cooking experience, but, I am hoping to practice some this week on the things we are going to cook.
I need something that I can make "in bulk" at less than $3 a person, which is the cost for our breakfasts.
I saw a recipe for Red Velvet Pancakes and Cheesecake Pancakes. I may try those.
(I'd like to have one "fancy" dish and one "regular" dish, because not everyone is going to go for the fancier stuff.)
It is my goal that the food, along with some skits/dramas/extra touches from my team will cause breakfast attendance to increase. We are trying to use these breakfasts, as a church, to build unity and friendship among our attendees.
Thanks for any suggestions.