Help Me Plan a Fresh and Classy Mother's Day Brunch

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Q: I'm doing a surprise brunch for my mom on Mother's Day (there will be 6 of us total), and I need help planning a menu! I want to make something unexpected (read: no quiche!), delicious and fun. One problem is that everyone is arriving at noon and I don't get home from church until about 10:30, so I will need to have some things done ahead of time. My brother has volunteered to do mimosas and Bloody Marys, so I just need to figure out the food menu.

Sent by Tiffany

Editor: Tiffany, what about a breakfast casserole and a fresh fruit salad? Or perhaps little cups made from pancetta and bacon, and filled with scrambled eggs (they don't take long!). We also love a big tray of baked eggs — so elegant and delicious! Here are a few past posts with these recipes and more:

Recipes for a Weekend Easter Brunch
You Can Sleep In! Tips for Making Brunch Ahead of Time
Recipe Review: Mark Bittman's Baked Eggs with Tomato (for a Weekend Brunch Crowd)

Readers, any great ideas for Tiffany and her surprise brunch?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.