When Mother’s Day rolls around everyone winds themselves up in a frenzy of gifts and cards and planning: What are we doing for Mother’s Day? Lets go to brunch! Let’s host brunch! How many annoying family members are coming? What kinds of gifts should we buy for everyone?
And you know what I really want? A day by myself at the spa, and to let everyone else go cook brunch and chase after the kids sans mom. But, knowing that isn’t entirely realistic, this year I am proposing a compromise: a full brunch menu, with absolutely no cooking required. Less work for mom – and how about we make the kids and spouses do the clean-up (and set-up), eh?
Strawberry Pineapple Mimosas from Damn Delicious
The Perfect Iced Coffee from The Pioneer Woman
Bagels and lox with all the fixin’s
Smoked Trout Salad from Bon Apetit
Labne from My Jewish Learning
Smoked salmon on potato chips from Martha Stewart
Yogurt Parfaits from The Food Network
Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding from Bon Apetit
Rainbow Fruit Skewers from Babble
Cookie Truffles from Kveller
Dark Chocolate Truffles from The Nosher