Brunch or Lunch? Mother’s Day Weekend Special

It’s going to be a rainy, make that very rainy, Mother’s Day in New England. Sounds like a good day to have a long and leisurely brunch or lunch. I’m getting together with my sister this weekend. We’ll share a few favorite dishes, special memories of Mom and maybe a tear or two.

Here are a few suggestions! Let them eat quiche! A Classic Quiche works for me but maybe you’d like some variation of a cheese and egg pie. You can cook up my Spinach Ricotta Pie, Tarte à l’Oignon (Onion Tart) or Asparagus & Goat Cheese Tart for a bit of a change.

Add a lovely salad. Something simple like a Romaine & Radicchio Caesar Salad or Lemony Kale & Radicchio Salad sounds good. Or something a little fancy like one of my favorite asparagus salads – Asparagus Salad with Reduced Balsamic Vinaigrette or Mixed Greens with Grilled Asparagus, Cucumber & Avocado.

Instead of the ever-so-traditional quiche and salad – how about a lovely soup and flatbread? For soup, I’d like to recommend Asparagus Soup (obviously I’m in an asparagus kind of mood) or Soupe de Poisson Provençal! Now you can invite everyone to make their own flatbread or pizzas or take control with my Savory Galette with Spinach, Mushrooms & Manchego.

Now then, time for something sweet? Fresh fruit with a creamy pud sounds pretty good. Try my Fresh Berries with Creamy Lime Custard or Fresh Strawberries with Lavender Infused White Chocolate Crème.

Stay dry and have a lovely weekend. Bon appétit!

How will you celebrate Mothers’ Day? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going.

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© Susan W. Nye, 2017

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It’s a Mother’s Day Weekend Special

mom_susie_70s - 02Sunday is Mother’s Day! Time to pick out a card and a big, beautiful bouquet for your favorite mummy. Shopping done, now it’s time to figure out your Mother’s Day menu. Will you be lunching it, brunching it or doing dinner?

Whether you start at 11:00 or 2:00, here is a great Mother’s Day brunch menu to try out on your family and friends:

A festive cocktail is in order! Raspberry Sparkler
1 pound frozen raspberries, thawed
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons or to taste sugar or honey
Framboise Champagne or Prosecco, chilled
Garnish: frozen raspberries

Raspberry-Framboise Syrup
Makes 2-3 cups Raspberry-Framboise Syrup, enough for 8-12 cocktails

Put the raspberries, orange juice and sugar in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Strain the juice through a sieve and discard the seeds and pulp. Combine the raspberry-orange juice with the Framboise using a 1 or 2 part juice to 1 part Framboise ratio, cover and store in the refrigerator or freezer until very cold.

To make the Raspberry Sparklers:
Put 3-4 tablespoons of juice mixture and a few frozen raspberries in each champagne flute. Slowly add champagne or Prosecco and serve.

And then on to a festive feast! Real Mom’s Eat Quiche so make this traditional Quiche Lorraine the centerpiece of your Mother’s Day brunch. She’ll be delighted if you add some Cheddar-Sage Biscuits and/or my Rhubarb Muffins. Don’t forget to add some fresh fruit. If you can find some melons, my Mojito Melons are tasty. Otherwise, try my Honeyed Apricots with Creamy Yogurt.

If your sweet tooth is not quite satisfied with the fruit and muffins, finish brunch with a fabulous chocolate treat. Death by Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Mousse or Triple Chocolate Parfait are all great choices!

Have a wonderful time with Mom and bon appétit!

How will you be celebrate Mother’s Day? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus! For a complete list of and links to all the recipes on this blog Click Here! © Susan W. Nye, 2014