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

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

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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

GARDEN-INSPIRED VEGETABLE PIE & LEMON CAKE To drink: Kew Garden CocktailArtichoke, Kale & Ricotta PieElderflower Lemon CakeStrawberry-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 GrapefruitCandied Salted BaconSimple Arugula Salad SIMPLE SCONES & EGGS To drink: The Knicker TwistApricot Yogurt SconesShirred EggsBroiled Grapefruit with Cinnamon Sugar SOUTHERN GRITS & BISCUITS To drink: Prosecco with poached pear syrupShrimp and GritsSweet Potato Biscuits & Maple ButterBlood Orange Ambrosia with Crème Fraiche FRESH SPRINGTIME LEMON ROLLS & OVEN OMELET To drink: Blackberry Elderflower Spritzer with MintSticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese GlazeBasic Oven OmeletCitrus Salad with Lemongrass Syrup

Brunch Tips & Good Advice

• How to throw a fancy brunch on a budget • Yes, you can sleep in! Great tips for making brunch ahead of timeHow to poach eggs ahead of timeHelp me plan a brunch for 50!! • Ideas for a fresh and classy Mother's Day brunch • Ideas for a vegetarian or vegan brunch • How much food should I make for a brunch party? • More cocktails for brunch (Images: See linked recipes for full image credits)
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