The husband went off to spend the day with his mom for Mother’s Day. So it was just my mom and me for brunch this year. We had a leisurely brunch outside on the patio while watching the lizards play. Then we did a little shopping. Pretty traditional day for us. We had a great day.
I love spending time with mom & I’m grateful for all the time we get together. She’s my best friend and I love her so much! Thanks, mom, for all you do!
This year I kept the menu pretty simple. I wanted it to be simple but tasty while still being fun. I think that was accomplished partially by keeping my mom’s favorite things in mind. She loves coconut, so I tossed some toasted coconut in the fruit salad. She love oatmeal, so oatmeal bars sounded perfect for her. Simple, yet personal and fun. A menu made specially for my mom.
So, here’s what we had:
The baked eggs worked out perfectly because I made them (without baking) before mom got to my house. I covered the little ramekins, and kept them in the fridge. Then, after she arrived and we chatted for a little while, I preheated the oven and popped them in to bake.
The fruit salad just needed to be taken out of the fridge and topped with the toasted almonds and coconut. And, the oatmeal squares were cut and plated and ready to be served. So, the meal was really easy to get on the table once we were ready to eat.
A simple fruit salad with strawberries, pineapple, banana, toasted coconut, and toasted almonds. The acid in the pineapple keeps the banana from browning too quickly.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies out there. I hope your day was awesome!