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Mother's Day Brunch

This make-ahead menu means less work on Mother's Day. Just prep on Saturday with a quick finish on Sunday.


The Menu


Choose a delicious main dish:


Pair it with a fresh and pretty side dish:


The Plan

The day before:

  • Make main dish of choice: bake quiche as directed, cover and refrigerate. Or assemble French toast casserole but do not bake; cover and refrigerate.
  • Make dressing for salad. Cover and refrigerate. If you chose the spinach salad, rinse spinach and spin dry. Wrap in paper towels; place in serving bowl you plan to use and refrigerate.


    About 2 hours before brunch:

    • Take casserole or quiche from the refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature. Bake French toast at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes. For quiche, reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees F. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
    • Clean and slice strawberries or other fruit, and assemble salad.


      Brunch Beverages

      Serve at least one special drink so you can raise a toast to Mom. Garnish mimosas, Bellinis, or cosmopolitans with edible flowers or fruit slices.

      • Set up a drink station with large pitchers of freshly squeezed orange juice for mimosas or spiced tomato juice for bloody Marys. Let guests mix in alcohol to suit their tastes.
      • Pull out martini glasses and serve pomegranate cosmopolitans. Add one ounce of vodka to a shaker with 1/2 ounce orange liqueur, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice and a splash of pomegranate juice. Shake over ice and strain into a martini glass.
      • Prepare Bellinis with chilled Prosecco and white peach puree. (Use the flesh from one ripe peach per glass, or puree frozen peaches and add to taste.)
      • Give kids a drink station. Replace alcohol with sparkling grape juice but offer similar mixers and grenadine. Let kids spear maraschino cherries and orange slices on toothpicks to garnish drinks, or give them party umbrellas.
      • Have each guest take a turn raising a special toast to Mom. Talk about one particular thing you're thankful for, or just give a heartfelt thanks for everything she's done over the years.

      Comments
      Jun. 10, 2009 4:27 pm
      This is great, especially the drink ideas!
       
      Feb. 10, 2010 2:59 am
      I love this section, it was SO helpful and the more tips we get from others - the merrier! Thanks again!!! Mamasita_76
       
      Becky789 
      May 7, 2011 3:07 pm
      Lol...give me a break kurlyjean or look elsewhere for recipes. My family (which is healthy and not overweight btw) loves allrecipes and their ideas! as long as you consume your food in moderation there is no reason not to indulge in these delicious recipes.
       
      Apr. 9, 2012 7:26 am
      I love Allrecipes. They have something for everyone. I agree Becky789. If you dont like the calorie count of one recipe, look for something else. I have used this website for just about every Holiday we celebrate!
       
      May 9, 2012 6:32 am
      I agree with kurlyjean in some respects, it's always nice to see low fat/low calorie recipes but I also agree with the other posters that if you don't see what you want here there are lots of options (even here in AR) for low calorie/fat recipes! To add my own input, there are ALWAYS ways to make even the most indulgent recipes better for you by swapping cheese with low fat cheese and less of it for instance! There's always a way to make things healthier if you wish to! Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there - this is my first one with our new baby :)
       
      Tina 
      May 21, 2013 3:23 am
      I totally agree with kurlyjean. Inasmuch as I like the recipe ideas from this site, I do find alot of them extremely fattening.
       
       
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