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How do you celebrate Mother’s Day? We used to go out to a brunch buffet after church. But as our families grew, it started getting pretty expensive. We also realized that we didn’t spend much time enjoying each other’s company in the busy restaurant. So several years ago we began having brunch back at our home. (My sisters and I decided that my parent’s house wasn’t an option, as my mom would stress about things getting done).
Mother’s Day Brunch
It’s always nice when the kids and husbands help out so we ladies can do more relaxing than cooking. Those that don’t help cook, contribute to the clean up.
There must be bacon. This gets cooked the day before and stored in an aluminum pan covered with foil. It heats up nicely on Mother’s Day in the oven for a few minutes. Yes, there must be bacon.
Last year my niece made these sausage bites, and I’m hoping she brings them again this year. So simple and so addictive!
One of my favorite things we did was a yogurt bar. We had plain and vanilla yogurts, and a variety of toppings. Fresh berries, granola, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips. Everyone could customize just how they wanted and create something unique. Last year, instead of a full yogurt bar, I made this yogurt recipe and we had berries out to top it with. Yummy!
We always have some delicious baked goodies, too. Some things that may show up include:
- Carrot cake bread with cream cheese
- Cream cheese pastry
- Banana bread
- Oatmeal Breakfast Cake
- Cinnamon Rolls
- King Cake
Fruit and Beverages
My parents always bring a selection of fruit. Sometimes it’s a gigantic bowl of chopped, mixed fruit; other times my grandmother’s recipe for fruit cocktail (lots of yummy citrus fruit painstakingly segmented and mixed); and sometimes individual bowls of berries.
For beverages, of course we have coffee and tea available as well as a selection juices. My mom also likes to bring sparkling juice for the grandkids.
This mom likes a special cocktail (aside from the fruit variety, if you know what I mean). I’ve made sangria, mimosas, and last year a limoncello treat.
Now on Mother’s Day we spend a lot more time chatting, laughing, and eating tasty food. And for a lot less money than we used to spend!
Whether you’re planning a brunch for Mother’s Day or any other day, I hope you’ve found some ideas here!
What is your favorite brunch recipe?