Mother's Day Brunch, 5 Ways: 5 Elegant Menus for Mom

Mother's Day Brunch, 5 Ways: 5 Elegant Menus for Mom

Faith Durand
May 4, 2011

Mother's Day is this Sunday, and it's a lovely reason to throw an elegant brunch. The bright spring weather and the idea of honoring Mom both lead us to think of fresh, colorful menus. Here are five menus, each with three recipes — so a total of 15 recipes that would each make a delicious, beautiful contribution to your Mother's Day brunch. From French toast with grapefruit to simple baked eggs, and from strawberry salad to Southern biscuits, there's a menu here for nearly any taste.

5 Menus, 15 Recipes for Mother's Day Brunch


Artichoke, Kale & Ricotta Pie
Elderflower Lemon Cake
Strawberry-Arugula Salad with Ricotta Topping

FRENCH TOAST & BACON, LIGHTENED-UP To drink: Start with fizzy grapefruit Palomas and switch to Prosecco or cava with brunch.

French Toast With Lavender and Grapefruit
Candied Salted Bacon
Simple Arugula Salad

SIMPLE SCONES & EGGS To drink: The Knicker Twist

Apricot Yogurt Scones
Shirred Eggs
Broiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Sugar

SOUTHERN GRITS & BISCUITS To drink: Prosecco with poached pear syrup

Shrimp and Grits
Sweet Potato Biscuits & Maple Butter
Blood Orange Ambrosia with Crème Fraiche

FRESH SPRINGTIME LEMON ROLLS & OVEN OMELET To drink: Blackberry Elderflower Spritzer with Mint

Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze
Basic Oven Omelet
Citrus Salad with Lemongrass Syrup

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(Images: See linked recipes for full image credits)

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