Tomorrow is the one day each year that you must officially shower your mum with love and care, show her some gratitude and make her feel truly special. I recently wrote about all the little things you could do to make Mother’s Day this year unforgettable, and it all starts in bed. Not yours – so wake up early and spoil your mum with a nice breakfast!
Don’t worry if you’re not an amazing cook, each one of these five breakfast ideas are simple, easy-to-follow and, most importantly, very tasty.
- Scrambled eggs on toast
So simple and quick, it’s a great breakfast for a relaxed Sunday. You can scramble eggs in a pan or, if you’re really short on time (and confidence) you can leave it in the hands of your trusty microwave. I prefer to feel as though I’ve made somewhat of an effort, and Jamie Oliver’s explains the process very logically and clearly. Scrambled eggs are best served on grilled and buttered fresh, thick bread, with a dash of salt and a grind of black pepper or even a sprinkle or parsley.
- French toast
A rich, sweet and surprisingly easy recipe to make. A few basic store cupboard basics such as eggs, milk and bread are all you need; some ground cinnamon and vanilla extract will add some impressive flavours. For an added touch you could fry, or for the health conscious, grill, some back bacon until crispy and serve it with a small pot of maple syrup. This is another really simple recipe that you can follow here.
If you read Group Executive Chef James Haywood’s post on perfect pancakes, you’ll know how easy they are to make. For a real Mother’s Day treat, indulgent American pancakes, stacked high, are the best option. You could opt for a classic topping of maple syrup and bacon or go for a more healthy option with blueberries; I’ve tried most toppings and there’s very little that can go wrong with pancakes. If you’re at Center Parcs over Mother’s Day, why not pop into The Pancake House and leave the hard work to us?
- Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and chives
For this recipe you’ll need a bit more time and a dash of culinary confidence. It’s quite tricky but nothing says ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ like a brilliantly overblown breakfast. The unforgettable combo of fluffy English muffin, topped with succulent salmon and runny poached egg, followed by creamy and indulgent Hollandaise sauce can be rather time consuming to produce. Luckily you can buy pre-made Hollandaise which, if you’re anything like me, will save you time and stress. Don’t worry, we won’t tell –mum’s the word! For an easy-to-follow recipe, have a look at this one from the BBC.
- And for something to wash it down…
No breakfast would be complete with a drink to top it off. You could go for the classic pot of English breakfast tea, or a steaming cafetière of fresh coffee for that caffeine kick. But if you want to really push the boat out, you could try this mango smoothie. It can be made in minutes and will earn you more brownie points than just pouring it from a carton!
I hope these go some way to giving your mum the best start to her special day. If you are staying at one of our Villages over Mother’s Day, you could try visiting one of the many fantastic breakfast options at various restaurants and cafés. Make sure to book in advance to guarantee a table, as Mother’s Day is a very busy time for us.