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Breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day

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chocolate chip pancakes!When I was very little, I thought that the best meal in the world was breakfast in bed. I imagine that some children’s book put the idea into my head because I can’t recall a single time that I actually ate breakfast in bed – not until I was an adult and could orchestrate it myself, anyway. So when Mother’s Day rolled around, I always wanted to make breakfast in bed for my mother. Something simple – eggs, toast, coffee and orange juice – qualified as the ultimate luxury meal in my mind and I tried hard to pull it together.

Suffice to say, it never went quite as smoothly as I hoped. But I still think that breakfast in bed is a great idea for Mother’s Day and is not only sweet, but definitely more fun than waiting in line at a packed brunch hot-spot on Sunday morning.

  • The Simple Menu

Freshly squeezed orange juice
Hot coffee
Creamy scrambled eggs
Toast, Banana Bread or Coconut Bread

  • The Diner Menu (no reservations required!)

Freshly squeezed orange juice
Hot coffee
Red Pepper, Onion and Cheese Omelet
Diner-Style Hash Browns
Bran Muffins or Blueberry Muffins

  • The Indulgent Menu (some of everything!)

Favorite juice
Hot coffee
Snickerdoodle French Toast
Dutch Babies
Chocolate Chip Pancakes (a good choice if kids are involved)

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  • RecipeGirl
    May 9, 2008


    This is something that my son LOVES to do for me. The fact that I get up long before the rest of the family causes some difficulty. They have to ask me to get back in bed LOL! This year we’re headed to my MIL’s house for brunch- she doesn’t really cook though so I can only imagine…

    I’m saving that snickerdoodle french toast recipe for Father’s Day though. My favorite cookie in French Toast? Yum!!

  • Sophie
    May 12, 2008

    That’s a really sweet idea, I love breakfast in bed…I think there should be a breakfast in bed holiday :D. I especially love the snickerdoodle recipe! Yum!

  • beedle
    August 23, 2008

    Yum, this looks so good, esp the chocolate chip pancakes!

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