Mother’s Day is a special time of the year. It sits right in the middle of Spring and Summer, which allows many variations of celebrating the occasion. In my family, we celebrate with food. Preparing a meal or acknowledging a special occasion usually involves a special meal. After all, we eat at least three meals everyday, why not make the ordinary something not ordinary?
I drafted some ideas to celebrate Mother’s day, and decided to serve a brunch in honor of my Mother. I know, brunch has become the boring weekend meal, but I decided to incorporate a few things to give it a little edge. A Leek Quiche, Mushroom Baked Eggs and Homemade Granola Yogurt Parfaits will be served accompanied with Mimosas. Pretty basic, but these are light and some of my mother’s favorites. I’ve been checking the weather and it is supposed to be very nice outside, so outdoor service is necessary. There aren’t very many days in May we get to enjoy the sun in the Pacific Northwest.
A friend of mine was thoughtful enough to give me a bunch of Wild Chanterelle Mushrooms earlier this year. I dehydrated them and decided that they would work perfectly in a Baked Egg dish. Chanterelle-Asparagus Baked Egg Recipe.
Yogurt and Granola Parfaits
Quality Thyme and Leek Quiche
Chanterelle-Asparagus Baked Eggs – with Toast
Lemon Pound Cake
Assortment of Fruit
Mimosas, Juice and Coffee
I make a Granola that I especially like. I previously wrote about the Granola Recipe, but decided to add a handful of Flaxseeds from a farm in North Dakota. My roots are back that way, and it reminds me of my Grandfather, who used to swear that eating flax made him a better person.
The Brunch was very successful and very satisfying. It might be kind of bizarre to honor and celebrate a person with food, but to me, that makes perfect sense! We need Holidays to remind us to step back from life and enjoy it!
I’d tell you how wonderful my mother is, but what a bore… Find out for yourself!!
Happy Mother’s Day LOR!