Mother’s Day brunch in a snap
A Mother’s Day Brunch is downright magical.
First, it doesn’t involve the early morning hours. Second, it’s perfect for a gathering.
The secret to a successful brunch is to share the work and keep it simple. Those who have young children can put them to work on simple tasks like mixing, folding napkins and tidying.
Our suggestion? Make your own whipped cream to top fresh strawberries. And cheat a little on a cinnamon rolls by buying bake and serve treats. For the main dish, we suggest a classic, quiche.
See recipes for a perfect Mother’s Day brunch below:
What we love about quiche is that you can pick and choose from Mom’s favorites. Simply consider her favorite foods. This is even an ideal dish for a vegetarian.
What you’ll need:
1 deep-dish pie crust
1 cup milk or half and half
½ cup cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon fresh herbs (basil, sage, oregano or a combination)
Optional (dice any of the following, up to half cup, combined): ham, smoked turkey, sun-dried tomatoes, blanched asparagus, diced peppers, chives
Preheat oven to 375.
Partially bake pie crust for 15 minutes. Allow to cool while you prepare filling.
Beat eggs and milk or cream together with herbs and optional ingredients. Sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese on bottom of prepared shell. Pour in egg mixture and top with ¼ cup cheese.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let sit for five minutes, then cut into wedges.
What you need:
Slice strawberries and mix with sugar.
In stand mixer, or metal bowl with hand-mixer, whip cream on medium until peaks form. Top berries with a dollop of cream.
Making your own cinnamon rolls is a challenge, so we’re in favor of a good bakery, or better yet, rolls that that move from freezer to oven in a snap. A plus: they’re guaranteed to make the home smell heavenly.
What you need: