What is more classic on Mother’s Day than breakfast in bed?
Maybe a bouquet of gorgeous spring blooms, but our money’s on brunch! Do it up
right with our best tips and some delish recipes. Bon appetit!
Let Mom sleep in
I know, I know: You’re wicked eager to show off your
handiwork. That’s all well and good, but waking Mom up at the crack of dawn
will not make for a happy mother. Get up early, just in case she rises with the
sun, but let her sleep in as late as she wants. It is her day, after all.
Don’t make a mess
There’s nothing worse than enjoying a tasty meal…and then
coming downstairs to realize that you have to clean it up, too. If you have sibs,
split up the duties. Somebody slices fruit, somebody mans the toaster…and one
of you washes while the other dries.
Make up a tray to bring to mama’s bedroom. A few blossoms in
a teeny vase or a pile of cards will make Mom smile. Tip from the pros: Placing
a folded paper towel beneath the plate and her cup of coffee or glass of juice
will keep things from sliding.
Make enough to share
Unless you’re planning to retreat while your mother eats her
fill, you should make enough food so that you guys can nibble while you chat
without leaving your guest of honor hungry.
Alice’s fruit omelet
We’re huge fans of sweet and savory all in one bite, and
this number certainly does the trick, with a tart kick thrown in as a bonus! Get the recipe.
Gingerbread pancakes with hot applesauce
Break free from
your frozen waffle routine and try some freshly made pancakes! Get the recipe.
Legend has it that the dessert was invented by a young
French chef who, when inventing a crepe sauce to serve to the Prince of Wales,
accidentally set the dessert on fire. Fortunately for him, he and his dessert
became a hit! Get the recipe.
Add her fave toppings
to make it a super sweet treat. Throw the toast on a tray, alongside a card and
a li'l vase of fresh flowers and go surprise the greatest mom ever. Get the recipe.
Fresh fruit 5 ways
These five recipes will help you transform your fave bites
into sweet snacks and desserts…in seconds! No tricks here, sweeties, just
simple—and delicious—warm-weather nibbles. Get the recipe.
And for dessert? Chocolate-covered strawberries!
Could life get any better than a breakfast topped off with
strawberries dipped in chocolate? Yeah, we didn’t think so.
Get the recipe here.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 5/4/2011 5:50:00 PM
POSTED IN breakfast, spring recipes, holiday, mother's day, weekend fun