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Start Mom’s day off right with Breakfast in Bed! Whether she’s craving crepes, pancakes, French toast, quiche, or eggs and toast, you can’t go wrong with these Mother’s Day Menu ideas.
Making a reservation for brunch is good. But you know what’s a surefire way to warm mom’s heart? A homemade Mother’s Day recipe (or a few!).
Inspired by what I would personally love to savor and sip (ahem, in case anyone in my family is reading) and my own mom’s favorite foods and drinks, I’ve rounded up my absolute best Mother’s Day menu ideas. Start planning ahead for the special Sunday now; then keep her favorites in the meal rotation all year long.
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Crepes are my favorite Mother’s Day recipe. I met my husband a million years ago when he was a cook and I was a waitress. He made the best crepes way back then, and he still does today! For me, these crepes are both sweet and sentimental, and it’s fun to share those memories with the kids.
Make-ahead meals can save the day if you, too, like to hit “snooze” once or twice. This ham, cheese, and egg casserole recipe (that’s designed to be assembled completely the night before and chilled until the morning) comes complete with an irresistible buttery cornflake topping.
If the mom in your life lands firmly on “Team Savory” rather than “Team Sweet” at brunch, consider this creative, easy sheet pan breakfast idea. Or, offer her two eggs any style and cook them to order.
Because she probably taught you how to knead and use yeast, show her what you’ve learned with a big pan of cream cheese-frosted cinnamon rolls. A drizzle of heavy cream before baking makes these ooey, gooey, and irresistible!
Store-bought cakes and cupcakes will do in a pinch, but a homemade Mother’s Day dessert like this fabulous fruit tart is the ideal way to cap off the holiday. Or try a DIY chocolate treat if you normally buy her a box of chocolates!
Because it’s a special occasion, dress up the typical Mimosa Cocktail with a variety of juices and flavor-boosters. My mocktail and cocktail recipes below will pair perfectly with any of the dishes above.
Celebrating a flock of moms? Feed the masses with a customizable Bagel Bar and let everyone build her own bagel. A toaster on the side means less cooking for you, and many (or probably all?) of the components can be bought or prepped in advance. It’s not cooking: it’s assembling, and it’s delicious.
More Ways to Graze
A Midwest Charcuterie Board ripe with regional offerings is perfect for all-day grazing and parties with people you love. Make a few things, buy the rest, enjoy it all! I never met a charcuterie board…
This appetizer recipe idea is more than a trend! Jarcuterie, or single-serving charcuterie assembled in a jar, is ideal for parties, potlucks, or even food gifts. What started as a food trend during the pandemic…
For a snack dinner or Italian appetizer idea, you can’t beat this easy Antipasto Platter. It takes just 20 minutes to build a feast of cured meats, cheeses, olives, and more.
Sending delicious wishes and lots of love to all the moms out there (mine included!). Happy Mother’s Day!
Meggan Hill is the Executive Chef and CEO of Culinary Hill, a popular digital publication in the food space. She loves to combine her Midwestern food memories with her culinary school education to create her own delicious take on modern family fare. Millions of readers visit Culinary Hill each month for meticulously-tested recipes as well as skills and tricks for ingredient prep, cooking ahead, menu planning, and entertaining. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the iCUE Culinary Arts program at College of the Canyons.