When I initially invited my mom, stepdad, sister and family-in-law over for a Mother’s Day brunch, I was thinking I’d do a standard lox, bagels, and cream cheese thing. It’s a Jewish family brunch staple, and I figured I’d make it “blog-worthy” by making my own bagels.
And then I realized: my mom and Adam’s mom are worth more than a mostly store-bought meal. They deserve home-cooked food, presented beautifully, and served at a festive table. So I turned to my (and most people’s) inspiration: Pinterest. I pinned idea after idea for brunch, and, as Adam’s mom exclaimed when everything was served: “you’re crazy!”
I have a lot of photos, so I’ll keep this not too wordy. All the recipes will be linked under the photos, so you’ll be able to make them for yourself!
An appropriately pink table setting, complete with swirly paper straws from Sur la Table
We started with a spring and summer favorite around here, watermelon lemonade, made with a super-red seedless watermelon.
Rainbow fruit skewers, inspired by Lizz’s post. I used raspberries, cara-cara oranges, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, and purple grapes
Miniature German pancakes, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and served with cherry pie filling and lemon wedges.
Cinnamon french toast skewers with fresh raspberries and strawberries
Baked eggs in homemade bread bowls (I used that recipe with white flour instead of wheat) with white cheddar and tarragon
Leigh brought a cinnamon and cranberry cake, and I made a giant plate of bacon as well. In all, I’m calling it a success!
Mom, I love you and am thankful every day for you!! <3