Monday, May 4, 2009
We celebrate Mothers Day once a year to show our mothers that we appreciate them and love them all year round. However on this one special day, set aside just for 'Mothers' treat your mom to a special breakfast, prepared by you, and only for her!
Plan the menu a week in advance. Buy the special breakfast the day before. If you cannot drive, ask someone to take you food shopping. Prepare a breakfast that is easy for you to make. Do not make an elaborate breakfast, that might take a long time to prepare and then cook, and then clean up after wards.Make one of her 'favorite' foods. Prepare something that she might even have eaten for lunch many times. Do not make something new because she might not like it, and it would spoil your surprise and her enjoyment. Prepare Bagels & Lox, with some herring on the side, as this is usually served for a Sunday breakfast, or brunch. Add a glass of Orange Juice and a cup of coffee for an easy to make and clean up and delicious breakfast. Be creative, Make her pancakes, and dress them up so they look really pretty, as well as delicious. Top them with strawberries, place them nicely on the plate. Mother will love your strawberry pancakes, and might even give you a bite to taste. Serve it with a half of grapefruit, and a cup of coffee and she will certainly appreciate it. Make sure to get up earlier than your mother. If she gets up before you do, your plan is going down the drain. Also make sure you get up early enough so that you can make the meal without having to worry about the time.
Clean the kitchen the night before so that you it will be clean for you in the morning. Make a list of all the ingredients you need, and make sure you can grab them easily, without having to search for them. Set the table nicely, and make sure you have the silverware needed, and the condiments for the meal. Bacon, scrambled eggs sounds like a great breakfast, served with buttered toast, juice and coffee. Find all the recipes the night before and make sure you that you have all the ingredients on hand, and have them ready to go. If you are not used to cooking often, cook just one or two items instead of an entire menu. Think about making some coffee. If your mom takes milk with her coffee, you might like to have a special flavored creamer on hand. Sit with her so she doesn't have to eat alone, or put on the TV or hand her the paper. Clean up after her. Scrub the pots and pans that you used, put the silverware and plates in the dishwasher, and clean her coffee pot.
Be quiet and walk silently! You don't want to wake your mom up!If you have a nice tray, you might want to serve her breakfast in bed. Be sure to serve some juice and coffee or tea. If you really want to make your mom happy, do all the chores that she does, so that she doesn't have to do it.