Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, lunch is a mini-vacation from work, and dinner is time spent with people you care about. That’s all very nice, but something is missing: that little rogue meal called “brunch.” Brunch is the hybrid, the nonconformist, the, “I’m not gonna play by your stinkin’ rules,” meal, and that’s why we love it.
What makes brunch the best meal of the day?
1. You get to sleep in!
Some people leap out of bed at dawn with smiles on their faces and songs in their hearts. You are not those people. What they don’t seem to understand is that sleep is very, very important. Just ask the Huffington Post.
Brunch understands. Brunch wants you to stay snuggled away in dreamland just as long as you want. It will be there when you roll out of bed at ten, gorgeous and refreshed and ready to ease your way into the day.
2. Mimosas, mimosas, mimosas!
Ahh, that classic beverage of brunch: the mimosa. The drink equivalent of hiding a trashy novel behind your textbook, the mimosa blends healthy, wholesome orange juice with naughty, party-time champagne.
If you want to know how to make the “official” mimosa, turn to Wikipedia. If you just want to splash some o.j. and champagne in a glass and call it good, that’s okay, too. The bottom line is that only brunch will let you imbibe before noon with a wink instead of a moue.
3. Breakfast food. Lunch food,any food
Having brunch gives you the air of being among the leisured classes. Haggard, overworked people with “responsibilities” don’t have brunch. You, on the other hand, have time to relax, and float and enjoy. People who wear silk and linen and take their meals on the decks of yachts have brunch. You may not be quite there, but you can pretend!