Guest Author - Lisa Polovin Pinkus
Does it seem strange to be reading an article on breakfast ideas for Mother’s Day on a site for moms? Shouldn't someone else be thinking of what to make and making it for your breakfast?
It may be Mother's Day, but we all know that it's highly likely our ideal Mother's Day will not unfold as we hoped.
I thought I'd gather a few simple breakfast recipes to assist with your Mother's Day festivities. If your mother in law is coming over and you need to serve her breakfast, I have you covered. Maybe your children want to cook for you and need a really simple recipe to follow. Or, perhaps, your partner or spouse would benefit from a dropped hint.
Whatever the case, these recipes will satisfy the simple, the sweet, the gluten-free vegan and - hopefully - everyone in between.
Salsa egg soufflé
This dish is so easy and so delicious. Layers of flavors baked in the oven. Pour ½ cup of picante sauce in the bottom of an 8x8 glass dish. Sprinkle on 1 cup of Monterey Jack cheese and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
In a blender, mix 6 eggs until smooth. Next add 8 ounces of sour cream and blend again, until smooth. Pour this mixture over the cheese. Bake uncovered in a 350-degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. You can easily double this recipe.
The recipe I recommend might be more of a family adventure, but what a great activity to do together on Mother's Day. Author, Diane Mott Davidson, writes about a caterer who solves mysteries. Recipes the caterer makes and bakes are included in her books. The recipe for Monster Cinnamon Rolls is easy to find online. It seems many people have tried and love these scrumptious cinnamon rolls as much as I do.
GF Vegan Pancakes
Don't roll your eyes, non-vegan mamas. These pancakes - from Jordan at The Fitchen - are the perfect treat for anyone. I should know – I tested them with four picky eaters. Top them with cut-up strawberries and natural maple syrup. Yum! You’ll find her recipe here:
The Fitchen Gluten Free Vegan Pancakes
If you’re not into big breakfasts, smoothies may be more your thing. Be sure to drop a hint about your favorite flavors. Here are some of my favorites:
Frozen mango, spinach, coconut water, and ground flax seed.
Frozen banana, cocoa powder or cacao nibs, dates, almond milk, and some kind of nut butter.
Raspberries, green tea, lime juice, and ice.
Mother’s Day was created to acknowledge the hard work of moms and to improve their working conditions. The holiday has evolved since its official creation in 1914. I’m not sure when breakfast became a part of the tradition but – whether you are making breakfast, being served breakfast, or going out to breakfast – I hope your Mother’s Day celebration (and your ordinary motherhood days) are delightful.