Mothers day is in ONE WEEK. Yes, I know us moms already know this! However, sometimes we still let it slip our mind. We get busy, and life goes on. Many moms are behind the scene making sure everything goes smoothly on the daily. We forget that what we do matters and that we deserve a day for whatever we want or need.
Last year, I wanted to have breakfast in bed, the kids to cuddle and tell me they loved me (I mean, they are the reason I am a mom), then I wanted a lovely family day where the kids would be perfect. Not one meltdown, they would play together, and we would all laugh and take adorable pictures. The reality, I woke up to the kids crying, we went to breakfast, and then my afternoon was consumed with meal prepping and laundry. Hello, mommy duties!
This year, I have decided to take my next Mothers Day and plan it out, well at least part of it! I want to make sure a good breakfast/brunch starts my day! Now, I know it may be out of the norm to plan the start of my own Mothers Day day, but I want to help make it as easy on my husband and kids. After all, that’s what we moms do!
Now, even though I am planning out the morning of my Mothers Day, it is equally important to remember our moms and mother in laws. Take this guide and make it so easy for your partner to spoil all the moms in their lives!
So here are three essential things you need to make your brunch go off without a hitch!
Let’s start with the most common and highly debated as a necessity, drink… Coffee. You can never go wrong with handing the mom in your life a nice warm cup of coffee. Kids may not know how to make coffee, and your husband is likely to make his first, so set that baby up to brew for you! Most coffee pots have a timer setting, so the coffee is ready for both of you. You can prepare the kureg so that all they have to do press start to brew your perfect cup of joe!
Have the juice ready to go! For kids to help prepare your meal, have a glass of your favorite juice prepared to grab out of the fridge. Your husband should be able to pour this for you, but you may need to let him know you want it! If a morning mimosa sounds good, have the bottle of champagne next to your OJ, this is not a job for the kids (under age 21 anyway)!
I love breakfast casseroles, quiches, and breakfast muffins. Luckily, these are all super easy to prepare ahead of time and quickly reheat. Making it super easy and with little to no thought for your loved ones to serve you! Here is one of my favorites that you can take and make it any way you want!
9 large brown eggs
1 lb breakfast sausage
2 cup chopped spinach
1/2 small butternut squash (shredded or small cubes) about 2 cups
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 medium onion chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook sausage. While Sausage cooks, whisk eggs with the salt and pepper. Prepare the other ingredients while sausage continues to cook. Coat the bottom of a 9×13 pan with olive oil or butter if you would like. I cheat and do not drain the sausage and use this as my oil to keep it from sticking! You can also make this in a muffin tin following the same process. Layer the sausage, shredded squash, mushrooms, onions, and spinach evenly. Pour the whisked eggs over the top. Using a fork, press down along the casserole to make sure the eggs disperse evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
You can make this ahead of time and cook it the morning of or pre-cook and reheat. If you pre-cook, let cool, and then you can cut into pieces and place in a bag or container. To heat, place in microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute depending on the size of portions.
I love making these up for the week as well for a quick and easy breakfast, not to mention they are healthy and paleo!
Fruit! Easy! Grab a container of strawberries and blueberries at the store. Wash and cut the strawberries and then combine them with the washed blueberries. Go ahead and divide it up into little bags if you want. Not only will this help your family know just how much you want, but it also will help you prepare a quick snack during the week! The kids can help with this one, too! Even if you store your fruit in a container, they can easily scoop some into a bowl for their beloved Mommy!
As moms, it is not always fair that we even have to plan our special day and prep for it. However, I have learned and reflected on this holiday for four years now. Growing up, my mom was lucky if she got a homemade card, much less breakfast or any other special treatment. Moms work very hard, and it is a shame to let Mothers Day slip by and be disappointed. Not all men or kids know how to make the day unique for the women in their lives. The day of, they probably panic and not do anything. Prepping before takes the stress off them and helps you to be able to enjoy it as well and helps them to pull off breakfast confidently!