Mother’s Day – May 8, 2016
A Mother’s Day and Beyond Brunch Lunch Everyone Will Love
Ahhhhh… Don’t you just love Mother’s Day? I don’t know about you – but in our house, Mother’s Day is all about being with family and a BRUNCH of magnificent proportions. If there is one day that my family knows that there will be no cooking, vacuuming, doing dishes, laundry or scooping cat litter – it’s Mother’s Day. Nope, not this Mama, and I’m going to ride that Mother’s Day Train off into the sunset until about…. midnight. Now if you are in a quandary as to how to best pull that off, I’m here to offer a few suggestions. I look at it as providing a community service of sorts for the very young, the procrastinators, and those that are sitting here thinking – ah… I got nothing. That’s o.k., it’s such a daunting task for the untrained to pull off an eventful Mother’s Day. The key is planning ahead and success will be yours – everyone leaves happy! Get the kids involved too. There is nothing more exciting to a 3-year-old than to “help” prepare a card, gift, special meal or cake for Mommy. These are sure to make for funny stories for years to come. Trust me – they will be funny later – just go with it.
Since I am the OCD planner – let’s think this out – let’s start by answering a couple of questions – what is Mom’s favorite dish, cake, cookies, restaurant or activity that you can plan the day around? If it’s a restaurant, I would suggest making reservations early. Restaurants serving Mother’s Day brunch tend to fill quickly. Check
If your Mom is an early riser – surprise her with a delicious breakfast menu – she will be so impressed. Extra points for serving her breakfast in bed. Great start ! Check
Brunch is next and who does not love and appreciate home cooking. Knowing everyone has different tastes and needs, I have scoured the internet for highly rated recipes and have listed them below. Each dish is a clickable link. The last row is for the kids. Have them make something special for Mom that she will treasure for a lifetime.
So there you have it, everything you need – a plan – recipes – you have just a few days to work out the details,
shop and prepare to amaze! Double check!
XOXO Here’s to sand between your toes and sunshine on your face.