Now, isn't that just the sign of a good mother? Always ready to pitch in and lend a hand? Of course, since it's Mother's Day, I am letting her do no such thing. This is Mom's day to relax — I am doing all the cooking. But what to cook? I have been meditating on the menu for several days, and I've settled on something fresh and springlike — and yet all able to be made in advance. I want to prepare everything for brunch the night before, and all of these recipes will let me do that. There's a rich yet light baked French toast, with a fistful of lemon zest and slices of eggy challah, served with a bowl of raspberries. There will be a spring frittata chock-full of radishes and asparagus.
To round things out, we must have a sip of something bubbly, so I am planning a simple cocktail of elderflower syrup, lemon, and fizzy cava. Simple, sweet, and not too difficult — so we all can relax. But most especially Mom. It's her day, after all.
Elegant Make-Ahead Brunch Menu
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