Whether your cooking just for mom or for a crowd this Mother's Day here are a few tips to help you plan a yummy, well-balanced menu without spending days in the kitchen.
- Consider Mom - What are her favorites? Does she prefer light and healthy breakfasts like these or more indulgent dishes?
- Keep it Simple - Choose simple recipes that have 5 or less ingredients. And if time is tight then don't be afraid to supplement your meal with high quality store bought items.
- Make Ahead - Overnight breakfast casseroles like egg bakes and french toast casseroles can be put together the night before then just popped in the oven in the morning.
- Offer Variety - Plan on a combination of beverages and sweet and savory dishes. I like to offer both alcoholic (e.g. Mimosa, Bloody Mary or Bellini) and non-alcoholic beverages (e.g. fresh squeezed o.j., cucumber-lemon infused sparkling water), 1 savory dish like frittata, quiche, or an egg bake with veggies or meat and 1 sweet dish such as french toast or fresh baked cinnamon rolls. Round out the meal with an interesting green salad, fruit & yogurt and coffee and tea.
- Give Her What She Really Wants - Cooking for mom on Mother’s Day is special, but food for a week (or longer) will give her a much-deserved break! Let her kick up her feet while we prepare healthy meals—so she doesn’t have to. Call Chef Melissa to get your Mother's Day Gift Certificate in time: 215-919-9865.
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