Of the many ways to spoil mom on Mother's Day, quite possibly the most important aspect is making sure she is pampered. A way to do this is by ensuring the time honored tradition of breakfast in bed or an elegant brunch that mom didn't have to prepare for herself. By executing a well-designed recipe, mom will certainly be wow'ed this year.
It is important to choose a theme for a Mother's Day breakfast. The theme will set the tone for how the day will go. The theme will also illustrate to mom how much she is truly cared about and appreciated. It is important that the theme fit the Mother's type of personality.
A popular option for a theme for Mother's Day is simple. Breakfast in bed served on a wooden tray. Popular options for this way include the classic of scrambled eggs, some bacon or sausage (or both!), has browns, and some cut up fruit. This type of meal is best served with a big glass of orange juice and a simple, pretty flower that was picked from the garden just for mom. To keep the meal very simple, keep it to things that can easily be eaten in bed. Although toast is a popular breakfast option, toast would certainly create a lot of crumbs in bed and no one likes that. Stick to the less messy options.
Another way to go about serving mom for Mother's Day is choosing the decadent route. Food options for this way would include rich chocolate waffles served with chocolate syrup, raspberries and whipped cream on top. Make the meal extra decadent by adding a small scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato to the side. This is a meal best served at a beautifully set table with a bouquet of flowers in the middle.
If mom loves to be surrounded by her entire family then the best decision for pampering her on Mother's Day might just be a large family get together over brunch. It is important that enough food is prepared to serve the masses if this is the route chosen so making a ham (or turkey ham if the family is kosher), might just be the best option. Things to serve on the side for this meal would include a heaping bowl of creamy grits and corn, a large cut-up watermelon for the entire family to devour,some simply pancakes with syrup and some deviled eggs. Because there will be so many people there, it is best to have many drink selections so everyone has a good selection to choose from. Make sure to at least have the basics of orange juice, ice cold water, milk, cranberry juice and maybe some pineapple juice and chocolate milk. This should be a laid-back event that is focused on time with family so don't worry about decorations. If something really seems necessary, maybe a nice, hand-made “Happy Mother's Day” banner would be best.
A last option is to truly pamper mom. Rather than sit home with her and enjoy a meal, why not send her out for a day of shopping or a day spent at the spa getting a massage, manicure and pedicure? If this is the route chosen, it will be important to have a quick breakfast ready to go that mom can take on the run. An easy, quick breakfast is a yummy muffin. To make muffins that are personalized to mom, include chocolate chips if she loves chocolate or, if not, include her favorite fruit. Blueberry muffins for a mom that loves blueberries or banana nut muffins for a mom that loves bananas. Not only is mom getting truly pampered, but she also got a small token of affection from her child by seeing how much she is loved.