Mother's Day is coming up, and you know what that means -- yet another year of flowers, maybe some jewelry, and a sentimental card to show just how much you love your momma. That's fun and all, but why not give your mom a Mother's Day she (and her stomach) won't soon forget? They say the way to a woman's heart is through her taste buds, so what better way to show the one who made you how much you appreciate her through delicious food and drink? Ok, maybe they don't say that, but it sounds good, right?
They key to any successful Mother's Day is a nice brunch -- and yes, you should probably be serving this to her in bed. Savory, sweet, you name it, whatever your mother's preference is we'll have something that will make her happy she had you.
To start off on the right foot, we highly recommend this delicious Egg White Frittata w/ Lox and Arugula, courtesy of Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis from Giada at Home. Fancy, right? Oh yeah. When you see the words "Lox" and "Frittata," you're aiming to impress. The best part about this dish? Anybody can do it. With a total preparation and cook time coming in around 18 minutes, you'll be impressing your mom in no time.
If that doesn't tickle your fancy, then check out this hearty, healthy, oh-so-delicious Farmhouse Hash w/ Pot-Poached Egg Dish from Food Network Magazine's very own Sandra Lee. Featuring the likes of onions, carrots, red-skinned potatoes, celery, poached eggs and sweet Italian sausage (just to name a few), this dish is sure to please just about anybody who has had the luxury of trying it. Oh, and if you need a refresher on how to easily make poached eggs, check this video out. Because who has time to know every which way how to make an egg?
Perhaps your mother has more of a sweet tooth, and your expertise lies more with baking than it does cooking --- look no further than the Food Network approved Strawberry Corn Cakes. This sweet twist on the traditional side item is prepared in the same manner as corn muffins, but with vanilla extract, lemon zest, and confectioner's sugar added for a truly unique brunch item. Freshly chopped strawberries ordain the delicate dish, so if you're going for style points, this is the dish for you.
Speaking of baking, we'd be foolish not to mention this zesty and oh-so-sweet rendition of your favorite morning flat cake. The Pioneer Woman's host Ree Drummond's Lemon Blueberry Pancakes are, well, exactly what they sound like. The beauty of this dish lies in the fact it's completely homemade --- no pre-packaged pancake mix here. Fresh blueberries with zested and juiced lemons give this dish life for a sweet yet light brunch offering. Forget style points, this is what you should strive for.
So, now that you've made your mother a delicious brunch, you may be asking yourself, what can I do make my mom's day even better? Well, you're in luck! After your mother lets her food settle, keep her happy all day long with this phenomenal drink from Krissy at Self Proclaimed Foodie.
Featuring the lovely fruit of Spring, the Strawberry Lemonade Whiskey Sour is a sure-fire way to keep your mom happy on her favorite day. The trick to this cocktail are the strawberries -- everybody loves a good whiskey sour, it's a classic. It's the strawberries that really sets this cocktail apart, and the best part is it's super easy to make. Simply chop up your fresh strawberries, and allow them to soak in a mixture of simple syrup and lemon. Essentially, this allows the strawberries to release more juice. After this it's all smooth sailing -- simply blend up that mixture, mix in your bourbon and there you have it.
Well, there you have it. Treating your mom to a mouth-watering brunch is easier than you think. And if that's not a successful Mother's Day, then we don't know what is. It's easy to get caught in the day-to-day of adult life, but this Mother's Day, take a minute and think back to when you were small enough to be held in your mother's arms. We here at Oola hope the joy you give your mom this Mother's Day mirrors the joy she felt holding you so many years ago.