Make Mother’s Day Morning Special
All Things Biltmore • 05/06/13
Written By Leeann Donnelly
Our experts at the Inn have come up with some easy ideas for creating a simple yet elegant breakfast to honor Mom first thing in the morning on her day this Sunday – Mother’s Day. She’ll be delighted that you took the time to make a meal for her – and even more thrilled that she can stay in bed and wait for you to deliver it to her.
Keep the Meal Simple
You don’t have to be a professional cook to make Mom feel like royalty. So don’t shy away from making it easy for yourself as well. Think of it in three parts: Main Dish, Side Dish and Drink.
For the main dish, think eggs. They’re versatile and can be as dressed up or as low-maintenance as you wish. Scramble them with seasonings; poach them and serve with toast and jam; or create an omelet –just fill it with cheese, or go elaborate and add crab, asparagus and brie.
Pastries. There’s nothing wrong with dressing up bakery-bought pastries, especially if you warm them in the oven and arrange them on a pretty plate. Add a little butter pat on the side. Ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls are also easy to manage, and they fill the house with aromas of cinnamon and sugar. When Mom wakes up to that scent, she can’t help but smile.
Parfait or Fruit. Or both. Parfaits are easy to make and pretty. Layer a fancy bowl or glass with Mom’s favorite cereal or granola, and alternate with yogurt and fruit. Plain yogurt mixed with honey is a nice touch, or any of the flavored varieties will work.
A plate of fresh fruit with honey yogurt dipping sauce is a light choice and ready in minutes. Arrange slices of fruit in different colors on a plate. Consider using banana, berries, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, papaya and pineapple. For the dipping sauce, just mix honey into plain yogurt until it tastes sweet.
Offer a glass of fresh orange juice (or her favorite), and a cup of coffee with cream and sugar.
For presentation, line a bed tray with a cloth napkin. Use the nicest dishware and glassware in the house. Don’t forget to add either the morning newspaper or her favorite magazine. The finishing touch is her favorite flower in a vase.