20 Apr How to Plan a Simple Mother’s Day Brunch
Hey guys, it’s Sarah here, and I’m excited to share some ideas with you! Mother’s Day is May 13th, and it’s just around the corner…here at Fork and Function we’re gearing up for a super fun (sold out!) event May 6th!! But what about the actual big day?? Are you looking for ideas of how to treat your Mom, MIL, Grandma, or other important ladies in your life?
Of course for me, my favorite way to show my appreciation for those I love is obvious – a decadent meal!! Now I’m a professional chef, so this is not intimidating to me, but I know for many of you this can seem like a daunting task! Don’t forget: we’re here to provide the whole experience for you, so please reach out if you’d like us to prepare the meal so you don’t have to lift a finger, but if you’re determined to DIY, here’s my “recipe” to a perfect brunch for Mother’s Day, or really any day you feel like celebrating:
Start with something special – it’s not every day we have the time to make a fancy drink or cocktail, so pull out all the stops this Mother’s Day with a special beverage. Something as simple as a floral infused syrup or specialty fruit puree (available at most grocery stores) can jazz up some bubbly, or even just sparkling water! Don’t forget the garnish – fresh fruit or edible flowers add that special touch.
Next, something simple and fresh, like a fruit salad, can be simple to prepare, but have a big impact when beautifully arranged!
I always like to be sure there’s something hearty and filling on the table, and for brunch, my go to is a savory strata. Comprised of hearty bread, a silky egg mixture, and your choice of fillings – this one has sausage, zucchini, cheddar, and tomatoes – this dish can be prepared the night before, and cooked in the morning so you don’t have to stress the morning of your brunch.
Last, don’t forget something sweet! As a chef who prefers the savory, I always save a little room for something sweet, and although I have a few delicious desserts up my sleeve, they are not always beautiful. So here is my best advice for the baking adverse: outsource dessert!! There is no shame in calling in the professionals for your dessert. Although I am the chef in this operation, Nakia is the super talented source behind our beautiful and delectable desserts! I mean, check out these beauties she has created. We have a whole array of goodies available to order! 6 inch cakes, mini cakes, tiered cakes, hand painted sugar cookies, meringues, and a whole assortment of other options!
Now that you have the process down for a beautiful Mother’s Day brunch, what’s your next step? Need a thoughtful gift to accompany the meal? If you know a busy Mom who values a home cooked, wholesome meal, but just doesn’t have the time or expertise to prepare them for her family then we may have just the thing….coming soon we’ll be officially announcing our Meals to Go subscription!!! You can have meals prepared for you or your family by your own personal chef (me!) to pick up weekly!! I’m so excited to start this up again, because this exact business is what kept me connected to the culinary world once I became a mom!! I’m SO excited to share my passion for creating nourishing meals for my family with yours! More details are in the works, and we’ll be up and running just in time for Mother’s Day!!
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