Moms can be unintentionally hilarious. Like, when they’re asked to describe the plot of The Matrix or they wear a certain style of jeans (you know). No matter if your mother is clueless about pop culture or the hippest lady on her block, she deserves the utmost respect for giving safe passage to entire human beings. That’s pretty much the hardest, most underappreciated job in the entire world!
So, why not show your thanks by cooking a lovely springtime brunch? We’ve rounded up a few recipes that are sure to please.
This Lemon Rose Bellini recipe has “mom drunk” written all over it. In all seriousness, it really does sound refreshing and delicious for a sunny afternoon.
If you find yourself craving tart, sour flavors it makes sense for the season. According to ancient health philosophies like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, spring rules the liver, which is nourished by sour, fermented foods. Something lemony and bright, like this Mixed Tomato Salad with Olives and Lemon Zest from Everyday Food: Light is perfect.
The Main Dish
Again, in keeping with the season, asparagus thrives this time of year and contains potassium and beta-carotene. Try this Spring Asparagus Pancetta Hash from Deb Perlman, author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, for a satisfying dish. A nice, runny egg yolk pairs perfectly with this recipe. (Speaking of poached eggs, this Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce (Shakshuka) recipe is one of my favorite things for a weekend meal.)
Put a sweet end to the meal with squares of this creamy and comforting Rhubarb Pudding Cake—another in-season choice—from Julie Richardson’s Vintage Cakes cookbook. Smile, hug mom, and enjoy your day.
For more Mother’s Day brunch ideas, check out this recipe collection put together by the editors of Tastebook.com.