Mother’s Day is a big brunch holiday. It falls on a Sunday, so there is ample opportunity to sleep in, and going out to brunch takes a lot of the “what should we do today?” question out of the occasion. Restaurants are packed for Mother’s Day brunch, so it is bound to be less expensive and more relaxing to stay home, eat and relax (and open Mother’s Day presents!). Since you’re eating in, there will probably be plenty of time to fuss with a fancy meal, but keep in mind that your mmom probably just wants to spend time with you, so it might be a good idea to choose dishes that are not high-maintenance and/or can be made in advance.
A Cheesey Egg Casserole is a rich, tasty brunch dish that can be made in advance. The casserole can be halved for a small group, but the leftovers taste great, too, if you decide to make the whole thing. A fritatta or crustless quiche can be an easy to prep option, and one that gives you lots of freedom as to what to include in it. Eggs-in-Toast need to be made at the last minute, but look very cute if it’s just you and mom for breakfast.
Sugar Donut Muffins taste very decadent, and better than many storebought donuts. Coconut Scones, Strawberry Scones and Meyer Lemon Scones are also nice munching options, and recipes for full-sized scones can be used to make minis by cutting each piece in half and reducing the baking time. For a richer brunch pastry, Easy Cinnamon Bun Bread is a great option that requires almost no babysitting. Classic MonkeyBread might be even better than cinnamon buns, but is best for serving to a big group, as it is so easy to share.
Don’t forget that a good pot of coffee, fresh oj and some champagne will really finish of the breakfast