What will Meghan Markle’s dress look like? What will the Queen wear? How cute will Prince George and Princess Charlotte look for the big day? (Okay, we know the answer to that one: The cutest). While we may have to wait until Saturday morning to find out the answers to these questions, we can answer another important royal-wedding-related question right now. How will we celebrate as we watch Harry and Meghan tie the knot?
The answer: With a British-inspired breakfast. Go ahead, break out the china.
EAT, DRINK & BE MARRIED
WHAT TO EAT
The wedding ceremony begins at noon local time in London – 6 a.m. central time. So, while it may be a little too early to enjoy a heavy full British breakfast, we’ll be snacking on pastries like these easy-to-make Nutella Raspberry Hearts (reflective of Harry and Meghan’s love, of course) and scones. Try these Strawberry-Almond Scones from Food & Wine or these classic scones from BBC with a dollop of jam. Crumpets, another British classic, would also make a satisfying early morning snack. Try these simple crumpets from delicious. magazine or these Triple-cheese crumpets from Olive Magazine. Or these indulgent chocolate crumpets from BBC Good Food. Crumpets, much like a biscuit or English muffin, can be topped with just about anything, so you can get creative with your toppings or simply serve with butter. Serve any of these pastries alongside fresh fruit and bacon. If you’re looking for something else to serve, whip up this Raspberry and Pistachio Eton Mess, also from Food & Wine. Eton Mess is an old-fashioned British fruit dessert, but we think it would taste just as good for breakfast.
WHAT TO DRINK
If you’re a coffee drinker, you’re probably going to need some to wake up early to watch the wedding. But in honor of the Brits, sub one of your morning cups of coffee for a cup of English breakfast tea. It’s only right. Later in the morning, toast the happy couple with a British-inspired breakfast cocktail like this Pimm’s Royale from Toast Magazine or the Clipperton, a bubbly Pimm’s-based drink. Pimm’s No. 1 is a fruity, gin-based British liqueur. Cheers!