Mother's Day Menu Ideas

Happy Mothers Day! Macaroons and a cup of coffee

Sunday May 12, 2024

Mom is the rock of the family and deserves all the best. Treat her to one of these special menus.

Mother's Day Spring Brunch
My creative sister served this satisfying brunch for Easter but it's perfect for Mom's big day.  Add pancakes or oven French toast for a sweet touch.  

Coffee, Prosecco, Spicy Bloody Mary's

Bacon, Gouda and Tomato Omelets
or other combination

Tabbouleh with Pearl Couscous

Spicy Marinated Lamb Chops  

Easy Baked Citrus Chicken

Pea and Mushroom Pilaf

Roasted Asparagus with Orange Vinaigrette

Simply Quick Trifle

Every Mom Loves Brunch
Check out these slider recipes to change up this delightfully spicy menu

Coffee, Prosecco, Rose, Beer

Salty Nibbles such as chips, nuts, corn chips and fresh fruit

Homemade or purchased biscuits
Serve with butter, jelly, jam and syrup 

Southwestern Scrambled Eggs

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Serve with avocado slices and lime juice and saltine crackers

Saucy Meatball Sliders
Serve with Pink Mayonnaise, pickled jalepenos, sliced shallots or green onions

Spinach and Pear Salad
Use seasonal fruit; add about 2 tablespoons of blue cheese if desired


Mom's Favorite Lunch

Simple ingredients make this menu quick but delicious  

Mom's Favorite Cocktails and Beverages

Garlic and Pepper Olives and Sweet and Spicy Pecans

Blue Cheese and Walnut Spread
Serve with Cracker Assortment

Sizzling Buffalo Shrimp

Chicken Pecan Salad Sandwiches on Mini Croissants

Butter Lettuce Salad with Crispy Radishes and Cucumbers
Dress with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

Sliced Melons and Cherries in a Vanilla and Kirsch Syrup
Or your favorite fruits and liquor

Honey Almond Biscotti and Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Lemon and Garlic Vinaigrette
Makes about 1/2 cup.  Double ingredients to make 1 cup.

Juice of 2 lemons, plus grated zest of 1 lemon 
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper

Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic; season with salt. Whisking constantly, pour in oil in a slow, steady stream and whisk until emulsified. Season with pepper. Remove garlic before serving


Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

This brunch menu also works well for a bridal shower.  Serve champagne before and during the meal.  Also serve sparkling water, Mimosas and coffee

Croissants    Butter    Preserves    Apple Butter

Sliced Oranges Sprinkled with Cinnamon Sugar

Tomato Omelet 

Breakfast Sausages, Baked Ham or Bacon

Tortellini and Sautéed Vegetable Salad
Serve atop salad greens with Italian dressing

Grissini, Breadsticks, Rolls or Crackers

Strawberries and Chantilly Cream  

Mom's Big Family Brunch
Serves 12-16

Change this sumptuous brunch to suit your taste with different saladsbarbecued chicken or your favorite grilled fish.  This menu also works for dinner.

Sesame and Ginger Whole Salmon

Slow Roasted Lemon Chicken with Garlic and Thyme
To change this recipe to serve 12, prepare at least 8 pounds of chicken and roughly triple all other ingredients.  Use 2 large baking pans

Asparagus Parmesan Rice Salad


Pea Salad with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese
Both recipes double easily to serve 12 or more

Mixed greens with balsamic or buttermilk ranch dressing

Rolls and Butter


Strawberry Shortcake


Mom's Favorite Flavors

Thai Chicken Salad with Lime Herb Dressing

Serve on top of thinly sliced salted cabbage

Wined Teriyaki Beef

Asian Rice Pilaf

Sauteed Bok Choy

Drunken Pineapple or Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Fortune Cookies

Savory Mother's Day Brunch 
Serve with fruit teas, juices, white wine spritzers and coffee

Fruit Danishes, Corn Muffins or Coffee Cake

Spinach and Garlic Frittata

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Serve with mixed green salad, rolls, crackers

Melon wedges, orange slices, black grapes

Orange Rum Cake

Mother's Day Luncheon

A nourishing lunch which is also good for a small dinner party. Serve with mineral water, fruit juice, tea and coffee

Easy Appetizer Recipes

Pecan Catfish

Chicken Breast with Wine Sauce and Buttered Mushrooms

Super Easy Potatoes Au Gratin

Seasonal Mixed Greens with Ranch Dressing

Ripe Tomato Slices with Lemon Juice and Fresh Basil Rolls and Butter

Special Apple Crepes



Dinner for Mom

Champagne Cocktails or Martinis

Fruit and Cheese Board

Leg of Lamb with Roasted Vegetables

Multi Layer Salad

Bread, rolls, butter

Mint jelly, relishes, chutney


Easy Chocolate Cake 

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