Mother’s Day is SUNDAY! If your heart is hurting a little this Mother’s Day, for whatever reason, here’s a post Sara and I put together a few years ago about our own moms. It’s a bittersweet sort of holiday for so many people (myself included), so be kind to yourselves this weekend!
Speaking of being kind, while it would be awesome if your partner/kids automatically got you exactly what you wanted, I’ve learned that sometimes you need to drop some hints. I don’t know what you want exactly, but I wouldn’t say no to a nap, winning the Hamilton lottery, and someone else taking care of meal prep and cleanup!
Brunch is hands down my favorite meal and something about spring time and Mother’s Day makes me feel like it should be happening a lot. It’s also one of my go-to entertaining ideas when I host baby or wedding showers. Below you’ll find a Choose-your-own-adventure style brunch menu, where I list a manageable number brunch recipes in a few key categories (Egg main dishes, sweet mains, sides, and drinks) that I use when planning a brunch menu. For all you Moms out there, this would be fun to use for your own Mother’s Day celebrations- simply choose your favorites below, print out each recipe, and hand them over to your spouse and/or kids!
Egg Main Dishes
Since brunch menus often involve some indulgent foods, I always like having a good egg-based dish to anchor the meal and provide some protein. You can find more egg-dishes in our index, here!
Sweet Main Dishes
These types of main dishes provide the fun-factor. Something a little sweet that makes feel like you’re at a restaurant, and also makes it socially acceptable to eat dessert before noon. You can find our full index of pancakes, crepes, and waffles, right here!
Once you have a great main dish or two, choose a side to round out the meal. Fresh fruit is another great side that you don’t need a recipe for!
A fun fruity drink takes any meal up several notches and makes it feel special. I think of specialty drinks as side dishes of sorts. These four favorites give you choices of sweet or savory, bubbly or flat, and all of them could become your next favorite. Need more choices? Click here for our entire beverage index.
Hope that helps you create YOUR next amazing brunch!