Money Saving Brunch
Drinks: try a non-alcoholic cranberry/pomegranate juice fizz (add sparkling water or club soda).
Starters-Bread & Cheese: try baguette slices and cheeses such as Gouda, Parmesean, Spicy Cheddar/PepperJack (Murray's Cheese, New York City).
Main Dishes: Eggs are a very least expensive food, make a casserole/frittata add your favorite meats.
Decor: serve cheese wedges on a rustic wooden board, bring your braised meats and pasta dish to the table (pan seared lamb is an excellent choice).
(Real Simple/August 2009)