I have a confession: I don’t enjoy going out to eat on Mother’s Day.
To me, Mother’s Day is a day to rest and keep things simple. I just want to be with my family and chill. Yet, the day deserves something special when it comes to a celebratory meal. So here is a way to celebrate at home with a meal that is both special and easy to prepare ahead of Mother’s Day.
Quiche: The Main Course
I love quiche.
It has the quality of being special and pretty, yet incredibly easy to make. Basically, it’s an omelet poured into a pie crust and baked. Use refrigerated pie crust purchased at the store and a quiche can be made in minutes.
Quiche is also incredibly versatile. You can add pretty much anything to it and it will be delicious. Quiche is wonderful with or without meat. Make it ahead early in the week and freeze it. Take it out of the freezer to thaw in the refrigerator Saturday evening, and warm it up on Sunday morning.
The version I’ve created for Mother’s Day Brunch contains cheese, herbs, and vegetables.
How to Make Spring Day Quiche
8 eggs, beaten
1 cup of milk
1 pint of sliced mushrooms, sauteed in butter until tender
1 1/2 cups of Swiss, cheddar, parmesan, or specialty cheese (I had some Tomato Basil White Cheddar on hand, and used it for the quiche in the photos)
1/4 cup of fresh chives, chopped
1/2 cup of roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
1 heaping Tablespoon of stone ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
1 refrigerated pie crust, 9 inch
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the pie crust into a 9-inch pie pan and flute the edges to make it pretty.
Then add the cheese, mushrooms, chives, and peppers, lightly mixing with a spoon in the bottom of the crust.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper. Pour over the ingredients in the pie crust and carefully mix with a spoon to distribute the ingredients evenly in the quiche.
Place on the lowest rack in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until the quiche is set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let it sit for about 5 minutes to settle. Cut into individual slices, garnish with a spoonful of sour cream and a sliced cherry tomato if you like.
Completing the Mother’s Day Brunch Menu
Quick bread is a nice complement to quiche, and it’s also a wonderful menu item to purchase at your favorite bakery or grocery store and freeze until you’re ready to serve it with Mother’s Day Brunch.
The quick breads in this post’s photos are Lemon Sunshine and Almond Poppyseed that I made from scratch. Here are the recipe cards for you to print and keep:
The kids will enjoy helping with this part. 🙂 Yoplait Oui yogurt jars are great for individual servings of pretty vegetables and dip. I picked up these colorful heirloom baby carrots at Aldi’s, along with cherry tomatoes, and snow peas. Put some ranch dressing (or whatever is Mom’s favorite dressing) in the bottom of each jar and place the carrots vertically into the jar. Add some fresh, crunchy snow peas along the edge and top with a pretty cherry tomato.
Get out the flowers and the china!
Any meal can be made special using pretty dishes. If you have a set of china, get it out and use it to make this meal extra pretty. The china you see in this post I picked up at a consignment store several years ago. It was a brand new 8-piece set and a real bargain! 🙂
Pick some flowers outside or purchase a pretty bouquet and make a centerpiece. To me, nothing says Mother’s Day like fresh lilacs in an antique Mason jar.
Relax and Enjoy the Day
Enjoy being together on Mother’s Day. I’m so blessed that my grown kids will be home to spend the day with my husband and I. We don’t have any definite plans outside of eating something grilled and enjoying the beautiful spring weather. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Mother’s Day. What are your plans? How do you like to celebrate Mother’s Day? I’d love to hear from you in the comments. 🙂 And remember to print off the recipe cards below, and a card for Mom here! 🙂
I bought this Fiestaware Pie Plate recently and just love it!! Click on this text or on the image above to get one like it or in another color you like. Fiestaware makes me happy. 😀 It’s a rainbow in my cupboard.