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Ideas for Mother’s Day Brunch

Ideas for Mother’s Day Brunch

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

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  • Cookie
    May 8, 2009

    We rarely go out for brunch (it’s usually dinner) so Mother’s Day and Easter Sundays are something we really look forward to. I know it’s less expensive to stay home and the restaurants are crowded but I just don’t feel like we’ve really celebrated unless we make reservations somewhere nice and have a great meal!

  • Krissy
    May 8, 2009

    I’ve been wanting to make your monkey bread recipe for so long now!

    It looks delicious! I wish I had more time. 🙁

  • teodoro801
    May 8, 2009

    This is really a great idea of spending Mother’s Day at home,great bonding with the kids & less expensive too.My children could also helps in preparing this as their gift to their mother.It would be a great surprise for her I’m sure.We will surprise her by doing this recipes.Yummy!

  • Prezi
    May 9, 2009

    I was actually looking for a great Mother’s Day recipe and Thanks you shared this one. I am now all set to impress my mom and here is something I would like to share with you – These are gourmet mother’s day cup cakes, try them and you would like it for sure!



  • Heidi
    May 9, 2009

    I’m soon going to start preparing a whole three + 1 extra dessert course meal for my mom! For starters it’s a goat cheese salad with caramelized nuts, then fish (she brings the filés so I don’t know yet what it’s going to be) with herb butter, fresh parsley and carrot-anise-orange salad. For dessert I’m going to make a coffee kissel, something I’ve been wantint to do for ages! And then, as we both loooove ice cream, it’s going to be milk shakes of coffee liquor ice cream and Baileys! And champagne and white wine to drink. What a great meal, if I succeed! 🙂

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