Weekend Entertaining: Mother’s Day Brunch

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Weekend Entertaining: Mother's Day Brunch

A gorgeous homemade brunch is the perfect way to show your love on Mother’s Day. Surprise the wonderful women in your life with a creative menu featuring spring’s best flavors, and set a beautiful table with vases of fresh flowers. We’ll show you how to say “thank you” in a way she’ll never forget.




Weekend Entertaining: Mother's Day BrunchA special celebration calls for a menu with a few surprises. For the main course, make a delicious spin on Eggs Florentine, with savory waffles standing in for English muffins and a topping of herbed Hollandaise sauce. Featuring wilted baby spinach, Canadian bacon and a fried or poached egg (cooked just the way she likes it!), the dish makes a beautiful presentation.


No brunch is complete without a side of crispy hash browns, and our version is especially flavorful with a sprinkling of fresh chives. For something sweet, bake a quick bread filled with cherries and almonds and prepare a batch of homemade lemon curd to spread on top.


Weekend Entertaining: Mother's Day Brunch


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  • 1 to 2 days ahead: Make the lemon curd, cool, and refrigerate. Make the quick bread, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store at room temperature overnight or in the refrigerator for 2 days.
  • Day of: Make the waffles; you may reheat them in a 200-degree F oven before serving.
  • Just before serving: Reheat the waffles and finish with toppings and sauce. Make hash browns. Reheat quick bread, if desired.


We love giving gifts we bake ourselves, which are always the most special. Surprise Mom with her homemade quick bread as part of a breakfast in bed in the morning, before brunch begins. Pair it with a painted loaf pan and handwritten note to complete the package.


Add an extra flourish to your usual table setting with printed plates inspired by the season. Mix and match with solids in complementary tones to create a cohesive look. A beautiful serving platter works for bringing dishes to the table and building a special tray for Mom.


A simple bouquet of fresh flowers in bright, rich tones is perfect for a spring celebration. Look for blooms in violet, crimson and ivory with plenty of greenery; arrange in a glass jar or vase to showcase the colors.


Don’t forget drinks! Brew her favorite coffee or tea to go with brunch, and pour mimosas for the whole table. Cheers to a happy Mother’s Day!

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