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 Toast are 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.
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!
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!
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.