Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Easy Brunch to Celebrate Mom
on Mother's Day!



Pastries displayed under glass bell jar cloches
Don't these beautiful pastries under bell jars
remind you of Mom?

Mother's Day is coming up soon, and it's never too early to plan a special day for that special Mom! We've got some great ideas to help you let the Mom in your life know how much you love her...We've got so many ideas that we thought we'd post a Mother's Day Series on Display Days during the month of April, so you have plenty of time to prepare.

First off, it's always great to start Mother's Day off right with a nice breakfast or brunch...not made by Mom! We thought posting this Mother's Day Gift Idea early might be helpful, because it does involve planning a meal and inviting guests! When planning your guest list, it's a great idea to consider whether you'd like to celebrate by inviting people who you think your Mom would like to celebrate with or maybe instead, you'd like to involve and celebrate many mothers together in one room! Whatever your idea, Mother's Day plans fill up quickly, so send out an email invite, and if you're feeling really ambitious, follow up with a paper invite. Everyone loves to get a nice card in the mail!

Invitations to Mother's Day Brunch with Fine Home Displays
Send paper invites to make Mom feel even more special!
                                 

Now....on to the most important part of any brunch...THE FOOD!! Some of my favorite brunch items are egg casseroles, french toast, and fruit salad. We found a few recipes to help you get started!

Check out this delicious looking Broccoli, Mushroom, Egg and Cheese Brunch Casserole from The Perfect Pantry. This one is even vegetarian and gluten-free!

Broccoli, mushroom, egg and cheese casserole, for breakfast or worknight dinner.
A Cheesy, Vegetarian Brunch Casserole!

If your Mom is more of a meat and potatoes kind of gal, you may want to take a look at this Tater Tot Sausage Brunch Casserole from Plain Chicken.

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole - great make ahead recipe!  Sausage, cheddar cheese, tater tots, eggs, milk, garlic, onion and black pepper. Can refrigerate or freeze for later. Great for breakfast. lunch or dinner. Everyone loves this easy breakfast casserole!!
Mmmmm.....Cheesy Goodness!

If your Mom is a foodie, you may want to try this slightly elevated version of the same type of recipe from The New York Times Cooking section. This recipe for a buttery baked breakfast casserole includes toasted croissants, Gruyere cheese, sweet Italian sausage, scallions, and herbs in combination with standard ingredients like eggs and cream that truly make it a high class dish. For more ideas on how to kick it up even more, check out this write up on the recipe, which suggests adding smoked salmon and cream cheese - Yum!

Buttery Brunch Casserole with Croissants and Sausage
Fancy Breakfast Casserole - Perfect for the Foodie Mom!

All of these recipes are wonderful because they are both tasty, and very easy to prepare. You can even prepare them ahead of time and bake them off the morning of Mother's Day.

It's always nice to have something sweet and bready at the brunch table too....my pick is French Toast! Keeping with the theme of tasty and easy, I found a recipe that can be mostly prepared ahead of time, to keep things simple on the actual day. This Overnight French Toast from Tablespoon looks absolutely DIVINE!

Overnight French Toast -- looks way better than my other breakfast casserole recipes.  Must try it.:
Sweet and Delicious French Toast!

This would be great with challah, brioche or even crusty baguette! Ooooooooooh - How about making it with buttery croissants?!

Moms like to make sure you eat healthfully, so we thought that her Mother's Day Brunch ought to include a healthy dose of fruit. You don't need a recipe for fruit salad...just head to the supermarket and pick out the most colorful fruits you can find, paired with some staples like apples and pineapples. Cut everything into bite size chunks (this is wear a mix of berries comes in handy...minimal cutting!), and toss together in a bowl, or arrange artfully if that's what your Mom likes. That's it! So easy, and so delicious!


Sunburst Fruit Salad
Artfully Arranged, Healthy Fruit!

If cooking is absolutely not your thing, an arrangement of bagels, cream cheese, donuts and pastries is a wonderful idea! Fine Home Designs & Displays has some beautiful glass cloche domes that are perfect for making your store bought brunch look like a million bucks!

Glass Bell Jar with Pedestal - Short
Just Add a Food Safe Liner, and Display those Bagels and Pastry!
Glass Dome - Bell Jar Cloche - Various Sizes
What Mom could resist pastry, bagels and tea under these elegant bell jars?

We'd love to hear your ideas for a Mother's Day Brunch! Have you got any special family recipes that are tried and true? Let us know how you plan to make the Mom in your life feel special and loved.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for mentioning my egg and cheese casserole, which is so perfect for breakfast or brunch. Hope you try it!

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  2. Hi Lydia! How could we NOT mention it?! Looks so delicious! We can't wait to try it!

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