Do you want to really surprise the Mom in your life this Mother's Day? Sure she'll be expecting breakfast in bed, but she'll also be expecting pancakes, French toast, or some other carb and sugar loaded dish. This year prepare the kind of breakfast Mom can feel good about eating!
With summer right around the corner Mothers all over America are particularly careful about the foods they eat. There are pool parties and beach day play dates to be ready for! Instead of feeling like she needs to go run 5 miles after breakfast, leave her feeling like she can stay in bed an extra hour and read that book she's been meaning to pick up. My Mother's Day breakfast in bed menu will leave her feeling spoiled, healthful, and happy to have such a caring family.
While I love cooking up a big hearty and meaty breakfast for my husband and three boys, when it comes to my daughter and I... Well we appreciate more delicate foods, girly foods if you will. My Blackberry Orange Mint Compote w/ Greek Yogurt and Granola provides just the right amount of "pretty girly food" for a healthy breakfast in bed. Blackberries are in season these days and are incredibly sweet and juicy this year. The contrast between the velvety white Greek yogurt and deep purple of the compote easily creates a stunning dish for a stunning lady. Litehouse's Instantly Fresh Mint is the perfect way to add a hint of mint to the compote without wasting the remainder of a fresh bunch. Honestly, when does anyone ever use all of a bundle of fresh mint? It's a difficult task to say the least. As a Mother, I hate food waste!
Don't forget the protein! While Greek yogurt does pack some protein it doesn't provide the savory "I'm cheating on my diet" flavor provided by a classic breakfast protein, sausage. So that Mom doesn't have to break the diet make her some homemade turkey sausage! Not just any old turkey sausage, make it as special as she is with apples and thyme. She'll smell the sausage cooking but certainly won't expect the burst of flavor provided by the tart Granny Smith and the savory thyme. This meat mixture can be made a day ahead to save time the morning of the fabulous breakfast.
Present the breakfast in a simple yet beautiful way to really show Mom that you're thinking of her. A rustic tray lined with a light pink handkerchief, light linens, and a simple place setting is the perfect starting point. A simple and inexpensive bouquet of pink flowers lets her know it's a special day without taking too much attention off of the food. Save the big bouquet for dinner. If everything goes down the drain, or the tray accidentally goes down the stairs on the way up to her bed, just remember that the hugs, kisses, and smiles from loving children will light up any Mother's morning...and coffee. Don't forget her coffee.