Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Breakfast

"The moment the child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." - Rajneesh

"The phrase 'working mother' is redundant." - Jane Sellman

Mother's Day is upon us. In my home, this means that mom gets to sleep in, and we kids have to get breakfast ready (dad's involvement has phased out as we've gotten older, and there's *less* risk of us burning down the kitchen), timing things so that everything is ready just as she wakes up. (There is a secret to getting this right. Sadly, I've never discovered it, but mom always puts up with our bumbling attempts. Hence the reason for Mother's Day)

While our menu varies from year to year, here are some ideas for what to serve mom for breakfast:

  • Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes - need I say more? Of course, you can always skip the chocolate chips and banana and add whatever you want, but seriously - who would willingly skip these?
  • French Toast with Fruit. A classic that's remarkably simple to make. You can jazz it up by mixing a simple custard sauce and making stuffed french toast with fruit (preferrably strawberries).
  • Belgian Waffles. You need a waffle iron to make these, but pair them with fruit and maple syrup or heated chocolate sauce, and it's well worth the effort. 
Whatever you choose to make as the main dish, depending on mom's preferences, don't forget to add: eggs cooked her favorite way, bacon or ham, orange juice (or any other kind of juice) and coffee.

And if you do end up serving it to her on a tray in bed, a) don't wake her up before she's ready to wake up, and b) add a flower to finish off the presentation.

Happy Mother's Day!

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