Friday, May 09, 2014

Plan the Perfect Brunch for Mom

Each year, we all do our best to spoil our Moms on the day named just for her. We lay plans to let her sleep late and make her breakfast in bed. This year, why not go a step further and plan a brunch for the whole family replete with breakfast and lunchtime favorites accompanied by cocktails to compliment the offerings. If you’re new to planning a brunch and would like to make your own this weekend, here are a few ideas from the members of the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society that will make your brunch a treat worthy of Mom!

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Sweet Indulgences:

Savory Delights:

Photo Credit: Denise Romeo

And, there is nothing more spectacular than fresh seasonal fruit to complement any brunch table! Strawberries, blueberries, a selection of melon and even pineapple are delicious on their own or served atop your pancakes, crepes and waffles, or beside your eggs and latkes.

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There are a variety of drinks that will both quench your thirst and enhance your brunch menu like a healthy coffee smoothie or hot Masala Chai. Freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice are popular favorites. These also make delicious mixers
for brunch cocktails such as mimosas or grapefruit sparklers. Bloody Marys are another common brunch beverage, consider this Creole version:

4 oz. tomato juice
1 ½ oz. vodka
1 tablespoon Creole mustard (try out Zatarain’s)
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
Hot sauce to taste
Lime wedge for garnish
Pickled okra (or any of your favorite vegetable condiments)

Combine all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into your favorite glass and add lime wedge and pickled okra.

For those of you who just cannot pull it off at home, we suggest making a reservation at Local Three Kitchen & Bar. Their menu and ambiance makes a great setting to celebrate Mom on her day.

By planning ahead and getting a little creative, you can start Mom’s day with a treat she will never forget!

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1 comment:

  1. Everything looks scrumptious! That Bloody Mary with the pickled okra looks very appealing!

    Thanks so much for including my Sinful Deviled Eggs recipe in your Savory Delights list!