Menu for Brunch – Mother’s Day Brunch

Can you believe Mother’s Day is on May 8th? Already? Time just flies by! Here’s a simple, easy and affordable brunch menu for Mom. I made it simple so that Dad and the kids can all participate and end up with great results!

Bacon Frittata
Roasted Asparagus with Proscuitto and Parmesan cheese
Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Tropical Fruit Salad
Raspberry Lemonade

Let’s start with the frittata. Frittata’s are basically Italian style omelets that you cook in the oven. They are super easy and really good! Start by making the frittata so that you can continue with the rest of your preparation while it bakes in the oven. Make sure to arrange your oven racks so that you can cook the asparagus in there as well.

Print the Bacon Frittata Recipe Here

Now, while the frittata is baking go ahead and clean up your asparagus. Asparagus are in season and they are cheap! They are also nice and tender so you won’t have to cut much coarse ends off. In fact, go ahead and peel off a few layers of the bottom ends with a vegetable peeler. Place the asparagus in a large colander and wash them well.

Dry them well on a paper towel and place them in an ovenproof dish (I use my large pyrex). In a small bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil with 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Drizzle the oil on the asparagus and roll them around so as to coat all of them well. Season with freshly ground salt & pepper. Cut the prosciutto into slices and scatter them on top of the asparagus. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and place in the oven 15 minutes after the Frittata. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until the asparagus is still crisp and serve next to the sliced Frittata.

Print the Roasted Asparagus Recipe Here

And now for dessert! Go ahead and make the fruit salad on Saturday afternoon. The kids can help you assemble it and you will be happy not to have to contend with it on Sunday!

Print the Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe Here

Let’s get the pancakes going! Wash all your strawberries in a colander with cold water. Go ahead and remove most of the stems. Keep some whole for decoration. Set the strawberries aside and prepare your pancake batter.

Print the Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe Here

Go ahead and top your pancake stacks with the strawberries and pour pure maple syrup on them.

Don’t forget your raspberry lemonade! And if mom is into it maybe you can make her a few Bellini’s!

Print the Raspberry Lemonade Recipe Here

Print the Bellini’s Recipe Here

Other Great Brunch Recipes:
Crispy Hash Browns
Caramelized Onions & Scrambled Egg Tacos
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
Waffles
Chili Cheese Corn Muffins
Apple Muffins
Cranberry Orange Muffins
Banana Blueberry Bread
Cheese Blintzes
Biscuits and Gravy
Strawberry Muffins
Banana Muffins

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OF YOU WONDERFUL MOMS OUT THERE!

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

2 Comments

  • May 8, 2011

    Alex

    Unfortunately my mom just got surgery and can’t eat for about two weeks so I’ll have to postpone this until she can eat properly. but i’ll sure it will be worth the weight

  • May 9, 2011

    theFrugalChef

    Sorry to hear that Alex! I hope she gets better soon! Thanks for coming by!
    Mary Ann

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