Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Two Weekend Breakfast and Mother's Day Brunch IDEAS

Hot breakfast mornings are the sweetest!  They play the perfect tone for our short pair of weekend days that we use to relax and just soak up life's goodness.   

Wake up, Sunshine.

Typically, I LOVE to adorn my tables with a bundle of fresh flowers!  Most of you know that about me.  I buy fresh cuts from the grocery store clearance shelves.  However, these beauties were given to me as a random surprise from my lover. ;)

To keep it easy when setting the table for starter meals, I just put a basket of napkins and flatware out with a stack of plates, buffet style.

I have TWO simple menus to share for our late springtime and also for ideas to use for Mother's Day brunch!

The first menu:


Fresh fruit circled together in a blender with ice is a refreshing {and healthy} start to the weekend sunshine.

Mango Pineapple Weekend Smoothies:

  •  2 bananas
  •  2 fresh mangos peeled and diced
  •  4-5 fresh pineapple slices
  •  1 teaspoon orange extract
  •  1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (only needed to make it frothy)
  •  scoop vanilla protein powder
  •  remaining fresh pineapple juice
  •  1/2 cup skim milk or coconut milk

Blend and sip! 

Mango Pineapple Weekend Smoothies

The kids love fruit smoothies!

For the main dish, I kept the classic egg, but just dressed it up a bit!

Cracked Egg Pies with Turkey Bacon Crust and Chives
adapted from Williams Sonoma

  • Prepare your favorite pie crust dough. Chill in refrigerator.
  • Bake turkey bacon in oven and crumble.
  • Gently mix turkey bacon into pie crust.
  • Line crust in muffin tins or pie forms and bake until lightly   browned.
  • Quickly crack an egg into each form and sprinkle with salt, pepper, shredded cheese, and chives
  • Return to oven and bake until eggs are set. 


For side dishes, I baked {Better than Candy} Roasted Asparagus.  (click here for recipe and tips)

The second Mother's Day brunch idea is pure FRENCH INDULGENCE!

Croque Monsieur Croissants 

sliced ham between buttery croissants with sharp mustard and flavorful Gruyere cheese...

found via pinterest

For complete recipe, please see this blog and original source: Savury and Sweet.


  Choose a fun mustard with a bite.


Spread mustard on halves and toast in oven lightly.

Squeeze ham slices in between:

Top with Gruyere cheese sauce.

Bake and enjoy!


I served this rich dish with fresh broccoli and sliced cantaloupe.

Run away from normal life by 
creating your OWN bed and breakfast day 
in your OWN home sweet home! 

Enjoy these Mother's Day brunch menus
 and may the Mamas rock on forever. {wink}

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Blondie's Journal said...

Oh Yum! I's hate to oversleep and miss this! The little turkey-egg pies are as cute as delicious! I have to try that and the croissants, too! Thanks so much, Lisa!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful ideas and I love your dishes..

Miller Racing Family said...

This looks amazing. I am going to have to try the Cracked Egg Pies. Hope you have a great weekend.

The Tablescaper said...

These looks great - both of them.

- The Tablescaper

TidyMom said...

So many delicious ideas!!

Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/16-mothers-day-crafts/
Have a great weekend!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

What a great idea, those egg pies!! I will definitely try it! Thanks for sharing (I agree with you about weekend breakfasts. ) :) ~Zuni

Mama said...

I highlighted the super delicious smoothie recipe on my little blog at http://wadelmat.blogspot.com/ Thanks!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Oh my- now that I am drooling!!! These look like jimmy christmas delicious! Thanks you so much for sharing these- saw you over at Tip Junkie, man am I happy I clicked on you!! Thanks! Jen

cgammeter said...

Hi Lisa, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/ a new GFC friend, I was hoping you would stop by and be mine, too. My maiden name is Moore, we could be kin.
This looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

Printabelle said...

Wow, perfect Mom's day brunch! Great ideas! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

Martha said...

love your menus! And I'm going to make the croque monsieur croissants the next time I have brunch!

Debby S. said...

Beautiful table! I'm drooling! Yummy!!!

Six Sisters said...

This all looks gorgeous! We would love for you to come share it at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!


The Sisters

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