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A Mother’s Day and Beyond Brunch Lunch She Will Love

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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.


Gourmet Mom Baked Egg with Prosciutto and Tomato Dijon Rack of Lamb Mushroom, Apple, and Goat Cheese Salad So-Easy Chocolate Soufflés Mimosas
Down Home Mom Chicken and Dumplings Classic Southern Macaroni and Cheese Classic Green Bean Casserole Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Classic Southern Banana Pudding
Coastal Mom Mini Fruit n Yogurt Parfait Cheesey Shrimp n Grits Shrimp Mojo de Ajo Lanny’s Salad with Candied Pumpkin Seeds Key Lime Pie
Casual Mom Fizzy Berry Pick-Me-Up Arugula with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Cheese Grits and Roasted Tomatoes Spring Vegetable Frittata Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Bites
Southwest Mom Southwest Breakfast Casserole Tuscan Pork Chops Mexican Cornbread and Spicy Pinto Beans Pan-Fried Okra Sour Cream Pound Cake
Surf n Turf Mom Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Pan Seared Filet Mignon Twice Baked Potatoes Lobster Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake
Sweet Tooth Mom Petite Blueberry Cheesecakes Lemon Pound Cake with Mint Berries and Cream Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream Cupcakes Sweetest Southern Sweet Potato Pie No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Chocoholic Mom Mississippi Mud Cake Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake Chocolate Key Lime Cupcake Pies Oreo Truffles Chocolate Cupcakes w/ M & M Frosting
Gluten Free Mom GF Bacon Breakfast Casserole Quinoa Cobb Salad GF Macaroni and Cheese GF Sweet n Spicy  Shrimp Lettuce Tacos GF Chocolate Cream Pie
Vegan Mom Vegan Pancakes Country Style Fried Potatoes Berry Good Smoothie Savannah’s Best Marinated Portabello Mushrooms Vegan Chocoate Cake
Paleo Mom Coconut Pancakes Mexican Chicken Stuffed Peppers Cashew Orange Chicken w/Stir Fry Lettuce Wraps Big Dill Carrots Peach Crumble
Easy Kids’s Crafts for Mom Mother’s Day Bouquet Sweet and Simple Mason Jar Vase Handprint Painted Tote Bag Popcicle Stick Flowers and Flower Box Cute Washi Tape Bird House

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.


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Recipe and Kid’s crafts credits:
NY Times, My Recipes, All Recipes, Food Network, Campbell’s Kitchen, Taste of Home, Home Cooking, Coastal Living, Julia’s Album, Bon Appetite, The Paleo Diet,  Community Table, The Trendy Treehouse, BakePlaySmile, Make and Takes, Paint Cut Paste, JuliasAlbum, CookingwithK, Creatively Quirky At Home, The NY Melrose Family
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