Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year to go out to eat. And that is not necessarily a good thing. It may be fun to go out to brunch, lunch or dinner with Mom, but when a restaurant is jam packed with big groups of people, it’s not quite the pleasant, intimate experience you might hope for. I like to skip the crowds (and high priced specialty menus!) and cook at home. Brunch is my favorite, although I’ll also do dinner, because it gets the day off to a very pleasant, relaxing start for mom. Here are some of my favorite ideas to treat your mom with on Mother’s Day.
For a small group, just the nuclear family, I’ll keep it simple. French toast, scrambled eggs and fresh juice are all you need to put out a really nice breakfast. Pancakes are good too. Try Chocolate Chip if you want something indulgent, and while Red Velvet Pancakes were also a Valentine’s Day treat, their heart-shaped design will be a hit with most moms. If you want some more protein, add in some bacon or some homemade breakfast sausage.
For a big group, I’ll do a lot more and put out more of a buffet. I’ll start with a big pot of coffee and a carafe of juice. Then I’ll put out some coffee cake and maybe some easy Cream Cheese Danishes. Sugar Donut Muffins are a crowd pleaser, too (As are the Jelly Donut Muffins in the Baking Bites Cookbook!). Cheesy Egg Casserole and mini fritattas are great for serving a crowd, too. Of course, I’ll also put out some bacon and a fresh fruit salad.
Don’t forget to do the dishes afterward. Not only does Mom get to eat, she shouldn’t have to clean anything on Mother’s Day either!
EstherMay 6, 2010
Wow, thank you for giving me some ideas. All the things you mentioned sound delicious.
Nike Air MaxMay 11, 2010
must be delicious