Making Mother's Day Brunch More Special
Happy Mother's Day to all you special women out there. It takes a special kind of woman to take on the role of being called 'mom'. Moms are special ladies that handle the world on their own shoulder while raising their children. I am not a mother yet but a day will come where we hopefully be blessed with sweet children of our own. Words can't describe how appreciative I am for my own mom and my mother-in-law. Two very special women in my life that would do anything for us. Thank you mom, who I know is reading this and smiling. You have raised us and taught us so well and I am forever grateful for the woman I am to become in your image.
For this blog, I sat down with my mom and she helped me come up with 3 simple ways that can make a huge impact for your own Mother's Day brunch! I think sometimes, especially for myself, I often want to think of an elaborate setting and gift for special times like Mother's Day. I often forget that things can be kept simple and still mean the most.
So let's dive into 3 easy ways to step up your Mother's Day brunch.
1. COOKING- If you want to make mom feel appreciated, give her a break and make breakfast for her! If your mom is anything like mine, she's the one that does the majority of the cooking. . . so tell her to go relax and whip something up for her. For this brunch idea, I made a quick and simple stuffed french toast. Something that is different from the regular breakfast items and still hardy and sweet.
Stuffed French Toast
- Raison Bread
- Cream Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
- Jam/Jelly/Fruit (Optional)
I started by making a quick and simple stuffed french toast brunch. Instead of using regular wheat bread, I picked up a loaf of raison bread for the base. I'm not much for raisons, however this bread adds an extra special punch and texture. I buttered the ends of the bread and cut thin slices of cream cheese for the middle. Note: You can whip up some eggs and dip you already made sandwich in the egg mixture but I decided to just use butter. (The egg dipping will also give it more of a 'french toast' finish.) You can add extra jelly or fruit preserves in the middle before toasting too! I grilled the breakfast sandwich just like a grilled cheese, until the middle was gooey and the outside of the bread was toasted. To top off my stuffed french toast, I added a sprinkle (okay, lots of sprinkling) of powdered sugar and a dropping of fresh homemade strawberry jam from my mother-in-law.
2. DETAILS- To make mom feel special and like a queen, it's all in the (simple) details. I grabbed a rustic slice of wood to act like a serving tray. I pulled out a special white ironstone plate and made mom's breakfast look like a feast before her eyes. Pouring orange juice in a special glass, aside from one that you may regularly use can add to the special brunch feel too.
Just adding small details that you normally wouldn't think of makes mom feel appreciated. She will love the extra thought put into her brunch!
3. CLEAN UP- Let's be honest. It's mom's day and she shouldn't have to lift a finger to clean up the wonderful breakfast you just served her. Grab the empty plate from in front of her and go clean up for her! She'll appreciate that maybe more than the beautiful breakfast!!
I hope you all enjoyed this simple brunch idea and 3 easy ways to make mom feel more special! Tell your mom you love her and to all those super women out there- Happy Mother's Day!