This year the adage April Showers Bring May Flowers has proven to be quite true, and as May approaches so does Mother's Day. Brunch is a very special way to remind the special women in our lives that care. Preparing brunch is a major task in and of itself, add to that the many delicious recipes out there, choosing your menu can at times be overwhelming. Below are 4 menus to try this Mother's Day.
1. Mediterranean Inspired: All too often brunch is filled with too many heavy foods. This Mother's Day, get inspired by our friends in the Mediterranean by serving light, yet satisfying entrees. Start with the Bitter and Sweet Radicchio Salad and Mini Crustless Quiches with Asparagus and Oven Dried Tomatoes. For the main meal, try the Mediterranean Baked Trout with Fennel Salad with a side of Roasted Spring Vegetables with Pesto Dressing and Israeli Potato Salad. For dessert, try Molasses Cake Parfaits with Poached Pearsor the delightful Babka Bundt Cake.
2. Steak and Eggs: If you're planning to make brunch your only meal of the day, then this menu will surely keep you full! Start light with Spring Lettuce with Pastrami Croutons and Balsamic Reductionsalad and Pickled Deviled Eggs. If you still have room serve the hearty, yet healthy Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup. Then try the Baked Eggs with Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash. If you're not tired of eggs yet, enjoy Vacherin or instead you could serve Bourbon Mousse and Gingersnap Cookie.
3. Wonton-Style: Brunch may not translate into every language, but that shouldn't stop you from creating your own non-traditional brunch menu inspired by this classic dish. Start with your choice of wonton soup, be it Vegetable Wonton Soup or this chicken based Wonton Soup. Keep the wonton theme strong with Tuna Tartar with Honey Sesame Wontons and Wonton Chips with Edamame Dip. For the main course think outside of the box with Wonton Beef Empanadas and Sesame-Soy Steak Stir-Fry on Wonton Crisps. Serve pareve ice cream with Chocolate Raspberry Wontons to end the meal on a sweet note.
4. Gluten-Free: This menu is based classic brunch options, but with gluten-free alternatives. Create a grand brunch buffet or mix and match any of these delicious options. There's the Gluten Free Whole Grain Blueberry SconesorFlourless Banana Pancakes. While Swiss Chard, Pear and Gruyère Tart, Fig and Onion Galette, Falafel Crusted Cheesy Croquets, and Smoked Salmon Rolls are great animal-based protein options. Satisfy that sweet tooth with Four "C" Tart with Gluten Free Crustor the Super-Moist Secret Ingredient Chocolate Cake.