Something savory, something sweet, and something with a champagne kick--this menu includes all of Mom's faves.
Easy Broccoli Quiche: Mom said eat your veggies. This yummy quiche proves you listened.
- To prevent a soggy crust, prick the bottom and sides of the unbaked crust with a fork, line with foil, and fill with rice or beans. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 12 minutes. Remove and cut the foil into strips to cover the edges so they don't get too brown when baking the quiche.
- Prep filling the night before: chop vegetables; shred cheese, and beat together egg mixture. Store separately in refrigerator.
- We do not recommend using frozen chopped broccoli for this recipe because the quiche could turn out watery.
Make Ahead French Toast: Bread and custard soak overnight and bake up into sweet and nutty French toast. (Try this recipe with your favorite cinnamon swirl bread.)
Fabulous Fruit Salad: Apples, celery, and walnuts give it a little crunch, while nectarines and dried cranberries keep things sweet.
(Note: Feel free to use any combination of fresh, seasonal fruit. Toss in a little chopped mint for extra zip.)
Party Mimosa: Not your average mimosa--apricot-mango nectar and pineapple juice add extra-special flavors for your extra-special Mom.
(Note: Mix juices together the night before, then add champagne and stir just before serving. Garnish with fruit or mint, if you wish.)
Party Ideas & Tips
This day is all about worshiping Mom--get thee to a party store and buy that woman a tiara so you can crown her Supreme Goddess of the Universe. When she arrives for brunch, greet her with a mimosa and let her know that lifting that drink is as close as she's going to get to lifting a finger all day. And if she starts to rebel, don’t be afraid to play the "because I said so" card. Relaxing is the only thing on her Mother's Day to-do list.
Set aside the "good" chair for Mom--you know the one--and surround it with Mom's favorite flowers and lots of photos so you can play a little game of "remember when." Better yet, surprise her with a photo album already filled with images, captions, and memorabilia.
Eat, drink, and be merry--then give Mom presents! If you have siblings, collaborate ahead of time on a group gift for Mom: spa day, health club membership, shopping spree--whatever you know will pamper her shamelessly. Maybe what she really wants is more face-time with you. Well?