How to Brunch Like a Hobbit

This hearty Hobbit feast will satisfy your dreams of Middle-Earth fare

The perfect brunch schedule to help satisfy your guest's Hobbit habits.

Hobbits were introduced to the world in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series, published in the 1930s and ‘40s, which inspired the top-grossing and award-winning series of films. They’re infamous for their excessive eating habits and double breakfasts full of baked goods and hearty fare. Plenty of us have family members over on the weekend who eat like Hobbits, and I have the perfect brunch schedule to help satisfy their Hobbit habits.

Brunch is typically served between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Your hobbit family members may never know when to stop eating, but The Daily Meal’s hearty shepherd’s pie will keep their appetites under control. You can also fulfill their hunger with a savory breakfast casserole — it’ll definitely fill them up. Remember, this brunch is not for the average person, so you may want to take small portions — or loosen a few buttons if you’re up for the challenge. Follow our Hobbit-inspired brunch timeline below to make sure your cousins leave satisfied.

11:00 a.m. — First course: Sausage and Spinach Quiche

11:30 a.m. — Second course: Breakfast Casserole with Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese

12:00 p.m. — Third course: Shepards Pie


12:30 p.m. — Fourth course : Apple Pie