Show Mom how much she means to you with these Mother’s Day brunch ideas. Rather than planning breakfast in bed and waking Mom up early, let her sleep in and use these ideas to create a Mother’s Day brunch Mom will thoroughly enjoy.
She will appreciate not having to cook on Mother’s Day. However, you’ll want to make sure you’re also prepared to clean up after yourself. There’s no reason to make Mom clean up after the meal if it’s her special day. Remember you’re letting her relax and enjoy a day without cooking and cleaning.
Think about the foods Mom loves for breakfast or lunch. You may also want to consider items she wouldn’t normally eat. The goal is to prepare a meal Mom will enjoy and remember for years to come.
Start with freshly squeezed orange juice. If Mom drinks alcoholic beverages, you may want to add the fresh orange juice to ice cold champagne to make a Mimosa. Of course, you can also make a non-alcoholic version using sparkling grape juice.
Toast bagel halves, spread cream cheese on them and then top the bagel halves with a few thinly sliced pieces of smoked salmon. You can top them with capers, red onions or lemons if you want a traditional garnish. Try diced tomatoes or minced chives for a different taste to this classic brunch item.
Pancakes are also a good choice if you’re serving brunch. Crepes are another good brunch item. Either can be prepared to be sweet or savory. Traditional maple syrup is wonderful as a topping but fresh fruit would also be delicious.
There’s no better time in the day to have pizza. Make a breakfast pizza with sausage and eggs to go with a great cheese. This may become a favorite brunch item that is requested year after year.
Once the main part of the meal has been served, don’t forget a healthy final dish. Many mothers love fresh strawberries any time of the year. When you want something healthy and delicious, slice up fresh strawberries and add sliced kiwi. Sprinkle a little sugar and mix the two together. They will make their own sauce. Serve the fruit with ‘fancy’ cookies such as biscotti, ladyfingers or Amaretto. Your mother will love the combination of the fruit and cookies.
Set the table to include your family’s good dishes and silverware. Chances are these dishes aren’t used that often so why not use them to celebrate Mom?
You can also find fresh flowers from the garden or buy a bouquet which can be split up between several small vases. Mom will love the extra effort you’ve made by using some of these Mother’s Day brunch ideas or coming up with ones of your own.
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