Breakfast Ideas For Mother's Day

by Susanne Myers

Mother's Day is all about showing Mom how much you appreciate everything she does all year long. Why not start the day of right for her this year by surprising her with breakfast. It's one of the easiest meals to prepare and with a little help from Dad, even young kids can put together some delicious dishes for Mom to make her feel appreciated on this special day.

Keep it simple. You don't have to come up with anything fancy. A bowl of cereal with some fresh fruit cut up in it will do just fine. Of course there are a lot of other simple breakfast dishes you could try like pancakes or waffles. Serve either one of those with some fancy syrup, a little whipped cream and some fresh fruit.

Smoothies are another great simple breakfast item. Blend some vanilla yogurt along with some fresh or frozen fruit and a splash of orange juice. Serve in a fancy glass for a delicious and nutritious breakfast treat.

Of course a cup of coffee is a must. Check with Dad if there's a special blend mom loves and fix it for her. Warm her cup by running warm water in it before pouring the coffee. Don't forget to serve it with sugar and cream on the side. If you want to get fancy, dip a spoon in melted chocolate and let it cool on a piece of wax paper. The chocolate will melt and flavor her coffee when she uses the spoon to stir.

Buy some natural orange juice at the store, or squeeze your own. Pour the juice into a chilled glass and decorate it with a slice of orange.

Now it's time to figure out where you are going to serve this special Mother's Day breakfast. One option is of course to serve it to Mom in bed. Arrange everything on a tray and take it with you when you go to wake her up. Don't forget to bring a few napkins to keep crumbs off the bed.

If it is warm enough outside, you may want to set a table on the porch or in the backyard. Take some time to get everything ready and use a table cloth, plates and pretty flatware. Some fresh flowers in vase are also a nice touch. The same goes of course for the kitchen or dining room table if it is too cold to sit outside in the morning.

Don't forget to take care of the dishes after breakfast. After all, Mom shouldn't have to worry about clean up on Mother's Day.

With just a little bit of thought and effort, you can get Mom off to a great start with a special breakfast for Mother's Day. It's a nice way to show her how much you appreciate what she does for you any day of the year.

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