It's Mother's Day on Sunday, and mom shouldn't be required to even open a box of cereal for anyone—let alone for herself.
So here are a few recipes so that mom can enjoy a wonderful breakfast in bed, or brunch if she feels like sleeping late.
Schneider offers recipes for a tasty Yogurt Parfait with Granola and Blueberries, a Challah French Toast, and a Spinach and Cheese Strata. Check them out. Yum!
And here are a few more, just to give you plenty to choose from:
—A tasty Sausage and Egg Casserole from www.allrecipes.com.
—Sour-Cream Pancakes with Maple Pecan Butter from www.countryliving.com.
—Strawberry Orange Muffins from www.delish.com.
Finally, here's a good recipe for Mini Frittatas from a sister Patch site.
1/4 pound of cubed fully cooked lean ham, smoked turkey, cooked sausage
1/2 cup (or more) cooked vegetables of choice
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheese: cheddar, Swiss, goat cheese, Monterey Jack
5 large eggs and egg substitute equivalent to 4 eggs (or any combination equivalent to 9 or 10 eggs total)
3 tablespoons minced fresh chives or parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried)
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. It’s best to use non-stick or silicone muffin tins. If using silicone, place them on a large cookie sheet. Divide meat and vegetables evenly among muffin cups, filling at least half way; top with cheese. In a large bowl, beat eggs and egg substitute. Beat in the chives, milk, salt and pepper.
Using a 1/4 cup ladle or measuring cup, gently pour the egg mixture into each cup, allowing the mixture to settle. Each muffin cup will be very full. Bake at 375 degrees for 22-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Carefully run a knife around the edges to loosen; remove from pan. Serve warm.
Chef's comments: These are extremely versatile. Use any combination of bacon, ham, sausage, veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, fresh peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, or leftover cooked potatoes. Or leave out the meat entirely. Vary the cheese or the herbs according to your preference. I often use a combination of leftover pieces of cheese.