Breakfast in Bed, A Mother's Day Delight

Sunday is Mother's Day. I'm sure that you know that already but, just in case, let me remind you again....Sunday is Mother's Day. Sometimes Mother's Day can be a very stressful time for young children (and their fathers). Little ones want to do something special for Mom but don't always have the funds or the transportation or the ability to purchase a gift. Breakfast in bed can be a creative money saving solution to this dilemma.

I love breakfast in bed. It always makes me feel pampered and special. I like the feeling that for these few more minutes I can wrap my hands around a warm cup of coffee and hold off the day a little longer. A few minutes of bliss is a good way to start Mother's Day. Here are a few easy and affordable breakfasts that your kids can make on their own.

To make this process as easy as possible do a few things the night before:
  • Set out the ingredients, cooking utensils and serving plates.
  • If you don't have a serving tray cover a cookie sheet with a pretty cloth napkin or towel.
  • Get the coffee ready so all the kids have to do is push the on button. (VERY IMPORTANT)
  • Pre-cut anything that needs slicing.

Strawberry Croissants
This is one of my favorite special breakfast treats.
  • On Saturday buy fresh croissants from the bakery in the supermarket, strawberries and Cool Whip.
  • Saturday night: slice the strawberries, slice the croissants in half and place them on the serving plate(s), cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  • In the morning: turn on the coffee, spoon the sliced strawberries and the Cool Whip on half of the sliced croissant and cover with the other half. For extra colorful yumminess top with a spoonful of strawberries.
  • Serve with love and don't forget to do the dishes.

Fruit Salad and Cinnamon Toast
  • On Saturday night: slice Mom's favorite fruit and place separately in covered bowls. In a shaker combine one cup of sugar and 1/2 tsp (or to taste) of cinnamon. Put out the bread and the toaster.
  • In the morning: turn on the coffee, Combine the fruit in a pretty bowl, if you wish sprinkle the fruit with chopped nuts for a protein crunch, toast the bread and then butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Have an older child or an adult cut the toast into pretty triangles and arrange on a serving plate.
  • Serve with a smile and don't forget to clean the kitchen.

Jamberry Muffins - You will definitely need an adult to help with the oven.
On Saturday night: Read Jamberry by Bruce Degan. Set out pre-measured ingredients.
You will need:
1 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cooking oil
jar of favorite jam (if you would like berries in your muffins instead of jam use 1 cup blueberries)

  • Sunday Morning: Start coffee. Set the oven for 4oo degrees. Spray the muffin tin with cooking spray or grease well with shortening.
  • In a mixing bowl combine dry ingredients. In a liquid measuring cup combine the milk and the oil add the egg and beat with a fork until the egg is mixed in. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the liquid into the well. Stir just until moist ( there will be lumps). (If you decide to use blueberries instead of Jam, add berries to batter now.) Fill each cup about 1/3 full with batter. Add 1 tsp of your favorite jam to each cup then cover the jam with more batter so that the cups are about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove muffins from pan and allow to cool so that the jam doesn’t burn any mouths.
  • Serve with a hug and don't forget to load the dishwasher.

If the kids want your Mother's Day breakfast to be a surprise, have all of the ingredients of your favorite breakfast on hand and ready to go. Then casually suggest that such-and-such for breakfast would be a wonderful treat on Mother's Day. Dad or an older child can help with the preparations while you lounge in bed smiling at the sound of your kids in the kitchen and anticipating your love filled breakfast in bed.

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1 comment:

Janelle said...

I REALLY like how all of these ideas begin with "start the coffee". It's very important. : ) These are very tasty sounding things...I'm gonna have to try them out.