When you’re a mom, breakfast in bed is a luxury. After weeks of rushing around and making everyone else’s breakfasts, lunches and dinners, sleeping in with a tray of delicious food nearby sounds like heaven.
When I was younger I can recall making breakfast in bed for my mother. To see her face light up with such joy is something my sister and I will always remember. It was an amazing moment to be able to give back to her something she had done for us every single morning.
This beautiful shoot takes a simple, low key approach to brunch with some simply delicious recipes from Homespun. Want to try and make them yourself? Simply save the recipes to print out at home!
Mom’s Morning Punch
Blood Orange Juice
Peach Slices for Garnish
-1 part cherry juice
-1 part blood orange juice
-2 parts orange juice
-2 parts prosecco
-Stir, Garnish and Serve!
Goat Cheese, Basil and Potato Fritatta
From Jason Jiminez of Homespun
6 Large Eggs
3 Strips Applewood Smoked Bacon (sliced)
5 Pearl Onions (Peeled and Cut in Halves)
3 oz Goat Cheese
2 cups Sweet Potato (Peeled and Medium Diced)
2 cups Purple Fingerlings (Diced)
1 bunch Basil (Picked and Chopped)
Salt and Pepper
-Heat a large 10-inch nonstick or well-seasoned cast iron skilled on medium high heat
- Render the sliced bacon for 4-5 minutes until browned. Remove bacon from pan and set aside on paper towels. Reserve bacon fat for cooking.
- While pan is still hot add diced sweet potatoes and fingerlings to the pan. Using bacon fat, cook potatoes until nice and tender. Stir occasionally to cook evenly- this will take about 8-10 minutes. Once potatoes are almost done, add onions and remain cooking until they are tender, about 2-3 minutes.
- While potatoes and onions are cooking, whisk together 6 large eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
- Once potatoes and onions are done, mix in bacon pieces and basil. Lower the temperature of the burner to low and pour eggs over the top of the veggies in the pan. Arrange goat cheese over the top. Cook until the eggs begin to set around the edge. The middle should still be a bit runny.
- Place the frittata in the oven and cook for 5 minutes or until the middle has set.
Once the frittata has finished, let it rest in the pan for 5-10 minutes. Slide frittata onto a cutting board and cut into wedges.
You can serve the frittata with a nice green salad with fresh tomatoes and basil, lightly dressed with good extra virgin olive oil and vinegar.
4 cups Quick Oats
2 cup Sunflower Seeds
¾ cuo Chopped Nuts (I used hazelnuts & pecans)
1 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1 cup Flaked Coconut
¾ cup Maple Syrup
¾ cup Coconut Oil
¼ cup Water
2 tbsp Real Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Salt
- Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside. In a small sauce pan, heat maple syrup, coconut oil, water, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
- Bake on a large cookie sheet at 275 for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool for an hour and then enjoy!
Regardless of whether it’s an extravagant brunch with these amazing recipes or simply eggs and toast, breakfast in bed is the perfect way to show your mother how much you care.
Photo shoot credits:
Styling, Florals, Concept: Juli Vaughn
Mother’s Day Card: Yours is the Earth
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