My mother had eight kids and raised us well (in our unbiased opinion!). She homeschooled us in our early years, and taught us important things like how to make sloppy joes and fold fitted sheets properly, then sent us off into the world with good grace. It seems a little silly to single out Mother's Day as just one celebratory moment, but this spring holiday is still a good occasion to gather the whole family and enjoy a meal together. This week I've been sharing the bright, colorful Mother's Day brunch I hosted for my mother and grandmother, with simple food and one big special surprise — posters made of old family photos!
Here's a little more about the party: what I did ahead, how I set the table, and what I served, including lemon sticky rolls and a breakfast potato gratin.