The holiday season is upon us again and we are just two days away from New Year’s Eve. The year 2020 has brought us the deadly pandemic and its impact on the economy has thrown many into unemployment, hence, we are psyched that it is finally coming to an end.

At a time when most of us want to forget 2020, we are only hoping to make a new beginning in 2021.

To start the New Year on a high note, it is imperative to have good food on the first day of the year. To make Jan. 1, 2021, memorable, here are some out-of-the-box brunch recipes that you can totally dig into.

Roasted mushroom and bacon Dutch baby: This recipe is just perfect for whenever you stumble out of bed after a wild New Year’s Eve party. The dish is all about our age-old pancake meeting Dutch flavors. This rich, savory delight is surely going to satisfy your taste buds. You can find the recipe here.

Overnight yeasted waffles: There are countless ways to eat waffles but this recipe is as fancy as it gets. Just whip up the batter on New Year’s Eve and quickly make the waffles the next morning to surprise your family. You can find the recipe here.

Peanut butter quinoa banana bread granola: This drool-worthy and low-calorie brunch is definitely the healthiest meal to start your day with. The brunch allows for the weight watchers to eat to their heart’s content because they provide fewer calories and are easier to digest. You can find the recipe here.

Blueberry pancake bread pudding: The marriage of pancake with bread pudding is nothing short of heavenly. It will surely make your first day of the year better. You can find the recipe here.

Ham and cheese breakfast casserole: This recipe is incredibly easy to make and delicious to eat. You will require mixing the ingredients before going to bed and popping it in the oven the next morning. The cult combination of ham and cheese will win hearts on the brunch table. You can find the recipe here.

Mothers Day Brunch DC For Mother's Day, the Washington, D.C., restaurant scene has planned special menus and experiences for children, husbands and wives who are treating their moms or significant others. Photo: Creative Commons