We know the word “supermom” doesn’t even begin to describe how awesome you are. So why settle for a Mother’s Day meal at a restaurant with mobs of other moms? We know breakfast in bed is best left in TV commercials, but how about an amazingly easy brunch at home? We’ve put together a brunch menu that’s simple, scrumptious and not the least bit snooty. Cooks of any level can dominate these dishes. Add a little help from loving little hands makes this menu even easier (and sweeter). Whether you’re throwing a brunch for all the fab mamas in your life or just hangin’ out with the fam, this spread will look and taste just right. And the best thing is that most of the prep can be done a day or two in advance so on you can get some well-deserved chillax time on your special day.
Salmon Cakes With Lemon Garlic Aioli
Here’s a way more crowd pleasing alternative to the brunch classic smoked salmon from Something Savory. It’s a perfect way to use leftover baked or broiled salmon which, left on its own, can dry out upon reheating. If you don’t have any on hand, however, go ahead and use a quality canned salmon instead and they’ll turn out just as yummy.
Pesto Hummus With Homemade Pita Chips
Extremely healthy and delicious? Yes way! We found these beauts at The Endless Meal. These whole wheat chips get lots of flavor from a blend of spices and olive oil–mmm. As a bonus, the hummus can be made ahead and chill in the fridge for up to 7 days. Slice some veggies to go alongside the chips so you and the kiddos can dip to your healthy hearts’ content.
Mini Hasselback Potatoes
Want some potatoey goodness on Mother’s Day without a lot of hassel? Luckily Kirbie’s Cravings had a genius idea! Fingerling potatoes are not only super yummy, but they also require zero peeling. The only prep required here is to make slits in the tops, which leave room for the deliciousness to seep in–nom! To make prep even quicker, place a chopstick on each side of the tater so when you cut down you know exactly where to stop.
Quinoa Salad With Mint Vinaigrette
Leave the romaine in the fridge and take a trip to salad heaven. Quinoa, veggies, and a tangy dressing are coming together to brighten everyone’s day. We got the skinny on this skinny meal at Authentic Suburban Gourmet. If you’ve never had quinoa before, let us introduce you to a veritable superfood that the kiddos are sure to enjoy. This versatile little grain cooks up like rice, but is also a complete protein and chock full of essential minerals and loads of fiber. Mama wins!
Mini Cheesy Quiche
No doubt, quiche is one of the best displays of an egg’s yumminess. It’s also the perfect brunch food since it can be made ahead and is delish at any temperature. Thanks to Saramay’s Specialties, it’s easy to make a fab quiche–and a mini masterpiece. If the idea of homemade pie crust makes you have a mini panic attack, keep it simple and use refrigerated store bought crust instead. Enlist little hands to press the dough into muffin tins and mix your fave flavors into the filling for a feast in miniature form.
Raspberry Basil Italian Cream Soda
This is one of the easiest beverages to prepare and it’s way prettier and healthier than anything you get at the store. Directions for these were found at Daisy’s World and can be made with or without cream. The raspberry basil simple syrup can be made up to 3 days in advance and kept in the fridge for even less fuss on your special day. And if you accidentally sneak some champagne into your glass instead of sparkling water, we won’t tattle!
Fresh Fruit Pops
What’s the ultimate make-ahead dessert and totally mom and kiddo approved? Why hello, popsicle! Even though summer’s not here yet, we couldn’t resist these lovely lickers from 2 Peas in a Pod. Fresh, seasonal fruit and white grape juice make a beautiful frozen treat everyone will enjoy. Feel free to make a bunch ahead of time–they last for 3 months in the freezer.
Nutella Brownie Cheesecake Bites
Did your inner voice just yell “Wait…what!”? Ours did too when we stumbled upon these on US Marsala. If your little ones are already familiar with the chocolatey amazingness of Nutella, then you all know what’s in store. If not, you’re about to become the bestest mom ever! The greatest thing about these babies is they only take 7 simple ingredients.
What’s your signature dish for Mother’s Day brunch?
Written by: Katie Garcia