Some Ideas for Mother's Day 2019

Some Ideas for Mother's Day  2019

Hiya! How’s your weekend going so far? Kind of hard to believe that it’s been a year since last Mother’s day but the calendar says it’s coming up next Sunday, so who am I to argue?!!

Now, I’ve found that the celebrating of moms falls into 2 pretty district camps:  Brunch and Dinner. We are definitely of the brunch sort, the at home kind—I know some people go out but we’re just too many to do it pleasantly and besides we’re too picky, so brunch at home it is (though we have been known to throw the occasional dinner bbq).


After years and years of either hosting or going to my mom’s or to one of my sisters' houses, I’ve come up with a few guidelines that are mostly for me, but I thought might help you too. Take or leave ‘em, except for the dessert clause, because duh!!!


*First off and most important:  No pancakes or waffles or other last minute goodies if you are serving more than 6 people or if you’ve got small kids—not even if others (such as husbands or partners) offer to “help”—it’s’ just too much stress no matter what and you want happiness and warm, fuzzy feelings, not some crazy lady who’s ready to tear out her hair as well as everyone else’s!!  Save those for lazy Sunday mornings.

*Which brings us to those lifesaver dishes that you can make ahead and generally make in one pan or vessel. Get to know them. Stuff like quiches, bread puddings, frittatas, overnight French toast, etc, They are your friends! (I’ve indicated them in the lists below. I would also include any quick breads or muffins you can either bake the day before or at least make the batter the day before and then just bake up the morning of. Also don’t forget about what a treat homemade granola with yogurt can be—easy and totally make ahead.)

*Don’t make the mistake I always do which is to feel like I have to hit all the bases and make everyone’s favorites.. This is brunch, not an all day food-fest. Pick a couple of dishes and stick with them. Like you can make a bread pudding or a quiche and serve bagels too but you don’t need to bake muffins and bread too. I always go overboard.

*That said, this is a celebration, so even though it’s brunch, I highly recommend some sort of dessert. As a mom, I can tell you that no get-together for kids is ever really complete without something sweet and since the day is about moms that presumes the existence of kids and get the picture.


Now without further ado, here are some great ideas for main dishes and desserts that’ll make that Mom’s Day brunch sane and amazingly delicious too! Have a great weekend!


"No-Crust" Asparagus and Feta Quiche

Summer Vegetable Frittata

Another Crustless Quiche: Caramelized Onion, Leek and Mushroom with Red Pepper and Fontina

Overnight Onion, Spinach and Cheese Strata—

Essential Sheet Pan Quiche

Corn, Scallion and Potato Frittata

Dried Cherry and Apricot Bread Pudding

Overnight Cinnamon Toast Bread Pudding

Peanut Butter Granola with Chocolate and Apricots

Richie’s Favorite Granola

Bittersweet Chocolate Bread

 Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Jammy Filled Corn Muffins

Double Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Dangerously Good Blueberry Bread

Lemon-Coconut Bread

Oatmeal Maple Scones

Whole Grain Strawberry Muffins with Walnuts and Chocolate

Wholegrain Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Lemon Cornmeal Scones

 Lemon-Currant Buttermilk Scones

Vanilla French Toast with Brown Sugar Cranberry Sauce—only if you’re 6 or less

Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes with Fresh Blackberry Sauce—only if you’re 6 or less



Cornmeal Buttermilk Loaf Cake

Irish Tea Cake

Blueberry Cornmeal Muffin Cake

Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

My Husband’s Favorite Coffeecake (mine too!)

7UP Cake

Melt In Your Mouth Cake

Glazed Lemon Cake

Bishop's Cake

Everyday Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

Brown Sugar Cookies

 Lemon Cornmeal Cookies

Chocolate Swirled Meringues

British Wheatmeal Shortbread

Easy Slice ‘n Bake Butter Cookies

One-Bowl Brownie Cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies

Chewy Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Jammy Butterballs

Chunky Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Vanilla-Bean Sugar Cookies

Susie’s Maple Pecan Thins

Flat Chewy Heath Bar Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Jenny’s Lemon Cherry Biscotti

Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread

Raspberry Chocolate Rugelach

No-Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars

Strawberry Crumble Bars

Luscious Lemon Shortbread Bars

Annabel's Peanut Butter Blondies

Easy Toasted Coconut Key Lime Pie Bars

 Supernatural Brownies

I’ll be sharing a couple of new brunch ideas during the week too, depending on how my kitchen time goes this weekend, but I think this gives you a pretty good start! And if you have any brunch favorites of your own, please share! I love getting your recipes!!!


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