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!
Roasted Asparagus with Proscuitto and Parmesan cheese
Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes
Tropical Fruit Salad
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Other Great Brunch Recipes:
Crispy Hash Browns
Caramelized Onions & Scrambled Egg Tacos
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
Chili Cheese Corn Muffins
Cranberry Orange Muffins
Banana Blueberry Bread
Biscuits and Gravy
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OF YOU WONDERFUL MOMS OUT THERE!