Apr 25, 2016
By Stacey Stein
Preparing a homemade brunch in honour of your mom is a surefire way to make her feel extra-special on Mother’s Day. The meal doesn’t need to be complicated – mom will be touched by the thought, and if you’re hosting other family too, a brunch at home is more relaxing for everyone.
“Keep it simple,” advises registered dietitian Shannon Crocker. “The day is more about being together with your family.”
Mother’s Day falls during spring, so you can also “go local” with your brunch by incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients. Here are a few ideas for spring-themed brunch dishes that are sure to leave your mom feeling satisfied and happy.
Springtime in Canada is strongly associated with “sugaring off”, the process of collecting sap from maple trees and turning it into maple syrup. Here are three ways you can incorporate this sweet stuff into your Mother’s Day brunch:
Asparagus is not only chock full of fiber, folate and vitamins, it’s also a versatile vegetable and it happens to be in season in the spring. Here are a few ways to incorporate this veggie into some savoury dishes for your Mother’s Day brunch:
Something to sip
Make a unique drink for mom for her special brunch. Here are a few ideas:
A homemade brunch won’t only delight your mother on her special day, it’s also a great way to extend family time together, especially if your brunch will include small children. If you’re hosting several family members, try easing your workload by asking everyone to bring a dish. Except for mom, of course!
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