Skip the inevitably crowded restaurants and prepare brunch at home this Mother’s Day. Not only can you prepare mom’s favorite recipes, you can also make sure her favorite cocktail is ready and waiting – because what’s brunch without champagne? These 10 recipes are sure to wow mom on her day. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers, grandmothers, and moms-to-be out there (Hi Mom!).
Eggs Benedict is a brunch staple. The creamy hollandaise complements the salty ham and crisp asparagus. The dish is simple but delicious – perfect for a special Mother.
If your mom is like mine, she appreciates a good cocktail every now and then (after teaching for 34 years, I think she deserves it). These Blue Pom Pom Mimosas combine blueberries, pomegranate seeds and champagne to make a refreshing cocktail that is sure to add a pop of color to the brunch table.
Slow Cooker Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
Want to spend time with mom and not stress in the kitchen on Mother’s Day? Make these Slow Cooker Overnight Cinnamon Rolls the night before and bake them in the morning. All you’ll have left to do is ice them before sitting down to eat.
Nicoise salad is a French salad with tuna, hard boiled egg, green beans, potatoes, olives and other veggies served with a vinaigrette dressing. The salad is both appealing to the eye and surprisingly hearty. Take advantage of all the fresh spring vegetables that are in season and put this colorful salad on the table for Mother’s Day brunch.
Shrimp and grits is one of those perfect brunch dishes. Save on time and cleanup and make these flavorful Cajun Shrimp and Grits from start to finish in the rice cooker. While the cheesy, creamy grits are a classic Southern breakfast, the andouille sausage and spiced shrimp make this a meal.
The only way french toast could get any better is stuffing it with bananas. Satisfy mom’s sweet tooth this Mother’s Day and serve this Banana Stuffed French Toast piled high with whipped cream.
Impress mom with a twist on a classic. Bacon and a pinch of thyme introduce new flavors to this Potato Leek Soup and it comes together in the slow cooker. Serve with a bright salad and a baguette for a light meal.
Instead of taking mom to her favorite coffee shop on Mother’s Day, make this Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee at home. Serve this treat either before or after brunch.
Turkey Club Panini
Break out the panini press this Mother’s Day and make dressed-up grilled cheese sandwiches for the entire family. This Turkey Club Panini combines turkey, tomatoes, sharp cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce to make a killer sandwich. Serve with iced-tea or an ice-cold beer and mom’s favorite chips or homemade french fries.
Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake
Every mom deserves dessert on Mother’s Day. Take advantage of rhubarb season and celebrate mom by baking this delicate upside down cake. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream on top to finish brunch. Send mom home with leftovers – she can eat it the next morning with her coffee.