Mother’s Day Menu: Breakfast in Bed

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Mother’s Day Menu: Breakfast in Bed

By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

This Mother’s Day say “I love you,” “I care about you,” and “I appreciate you,” without saying a word. Pamper your loved one by serving up a delicious breakfast in bed!

Perfect Pancakes and Fluffy French Toast
There are many famous rivalries—Wile E. Coyote vs. Road Runner, Red Sox vs. Yankees, Apple vs. Microsoft—but none are more infamous than Pancakes vs. French Toast. Don’t worry, we’re making the decision easy for you, by suggesting recipes so delicious, either one is sure to please! If your honey loves honey, try Honey Whole-Wheat Pancakes with Honey Lime Butter. Tired of traditional? Just add chocolate! Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream and Strawberry Chocolate French Toastare subtly sweet, and so delicious. Does she like milk, bittersweet, or dark chocolate? Are her favorite fruits raspberries instead of strawberries? Don’t be afraid to let your mother or wife know you really know them by taking artistic liberties. These little changes can turn a sweet breakfast into an unforgettable gesture.

Extraordinary Eggs
For a scrambled breakfast staple try The Lady’s Perfect Scrambled Eggs. To spruce up the standard scramble, make Eggs in a Nest: crunchy, buttery phyllo dough cups filled with ham-and-cheese-laced scrambled eggs. She doesn’t like ham and cheddar? There are millions of delicious combos: gruyere and mushroom, bacon and swiss, sausage and parmesan… the list goes on. If your loved one is more of a veggie-lover, the Yard Egg Blender Frittata is a must. It’s low maintenance and filled with fresh vegetables!

Grits and Gravy
If you’re southern, you love ‘em both! Buttery Stone-Ground Grits are classic. Hey, why mess with a good thing? Tomato Grits are so cheesy, and the green chilies add a little bite! These grits are baked, so forget constant stirring and babysitting. Creamy Mascarpone Herb Grits are rich, flavorful, and—you guessed it—creamy! As far as gravies go, Milk Gravy is as classic as it comes. Add a little bacon and sausage and you’ve got a Sausage and Bacon Gravy that’s so good your mom will trade the biscuit for a shovel!

Fantastic Fruit
Nothing rounds out a breakfast like tart, sweet, fresh fruit. From a simple Fresh Fruit Salad with Creamy Custard to an impressive Fresh Fruit Tart, anything’s possible! Parfaits are beautiful additions to any breakfast tray. A Berry Parfait with Coconut Granola is sweet and easy. It’s also Jamie Deen’s go-to Mother’s Day treat!

Creamy Coffee
No breakfast is complete without a good ol’ cup of joe (especially if your special lady is a mom on the go)! If she prefers a cold beverage, Icy Coffee Punch, Iced Mocha Frappe, and Mama’s Iced Mocha are perfect, chilly choices. If she prefers her jo hot, make her a Caramel Spice Latte or a Café Au Lait with Chocolate Dipped Spoons, you can make the spoons ahead of time, and they’re a very impressive (and delicious) addition to any coffee beverage that’s served hot.

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Reader Comments:

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Breakfast my foot! We are all going out to have Prime Rib supper on Mother's Day!!!

By Vanessa on May 10, 2013

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I SURE MISS THOSE MOM BREAKFAST IN BED, MY OLDEST SON ALWAYS DID THAT FOR ME, AND EVEN WHEN I LIVED WITH THEM FOR AWHILE AND MY FIRST GRANDBABY CAME ALONG. HER MOM AND I BOTH GOT SPECIAL TREATMENT, BUT MY HONEY HE DON;T DO THAT. HAD BREAKFAST IN BED WHEN WE FIRST GOT MARRIED 9 YEARS AGO MAY 8, AND HE JUST DOES NOT COTTON TO EATING IN BED, I USE TO LIVE TO EAT DILL PICKLES IN BED AND READ, HE SAID,NO MORE, HE COULDN;T STAND THE SMELL, JUST NO FUN FOR SURE, LOL ROSIE IN cT.

By Rosie herdman on May 03, 2013

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Hey Paula, I have made so many of your recipes it is unreal and we have enjoyed each and everyone. My husband and I enjoy watching your and your sons TV shows they are wonderful and Bobby's new lighter side recipes are also good not quite as much as the real thing but mighty close. By the way will Jamie's show be coming back on I haven't seen it in a while so I thought maybe it was on off season, I hope so. Love you Kathy

By Kathryn Kendrick on May 01, 2013

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