Mother’s Day Brunch Menu Planning
Next, we have to figure out what to make mom to eat! I did my research here, and before doing any menu planning I sat down and chatted a bit with several groups of kids about what they would make their mom for breakfast or lunch. Really should have gotten some of the wild answers on video.
Apparently salad with carrots, eggs and cereal are what us moms want to eat. All the wonderful ideas the kids had for a menu got put together and remashed into something that goes together a little bit more and is completely doable for kids to make with a little dad supervision.
SUPERMOM MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH MENU
- Sausage, Egg & Hashbrown Casserole
- Cream Cheese & Pecan Croissants
- Berry Yogurt Parfaits
- Spinach Salads
- Cucumber Sandwiches (optional)
I know it’s kinda hard to juggle the iPad or phone and the kids in the kitchen, so I put together a checklist for you that you just have to print out follow the items straight through the list to get everything done. This could not be easier! Some prep goes on the night before, some the day of, so give yourself some time the evening before to get everything ready.
A few notes on kid involvement. You WANT them to help with this, but there will be a bit of supervision/prep involved.
- The sausage, egg and hashbrown casserole can be assembled by the kids; dad is going to have to cook the sausage and hashbrowns first, though.
- Kids can mix up the ingredients for the croissants and roll them up, but dad will have to handle the oven part. If you want to make a coffee cake style pastry instead of individual serving croissants, follow the instructions for the king cake here, and skip the colored sugars. (Or not!)
- At about age 7, we started teaching our kids to safely use the kitchen knives, and before that they used the butter knives on soft fruits. Go with your comfort level here, but kids can at least wash the berries for the yogurt parfaits and layer them in the glasses.
- Again, if Dad wants to prep the salad ingredients and have the kids put them in the bowls, that’s a great way to get them involved! Have the kids choose the toppings for the salads–their kitchen creativity can really be fantastic.
- Our children think of tea parties when they think brunch, so there had to be cucumber sandwiches. Again, the kids will do a great job assembling sandwiches if you choose to make them, and most can handle a butter knife to cut off the crusts.
- If it’s just your immediate family at brunch, you might not need a whole bottle of champagne to serve mimosas. I’d recommend getting a champagne split–the small bottles–for the glass or two mom will have since champagne is rarely successfully saved for another day.
Now that you have the food part down, you’ll want to create a little easy-to-make atmosphere for mom! Click to the next page to learn how!