Big plans for tomorrow, friends? When we celebrate our moms, we often put together a nice Mothers Day brunch for the three of them (my mom, Rick’s mom, and my stepmom). It’s a wonderful gathering with all of our parents, and we enjoy every minute of being able to lavish love on them. Here’s how we do a Mothers Day Brunch on a budget.
We’re serving for 11 (the six of us plus grandmas and grandpas), but we’ve managed to whittle the cost down to roughly $5 per person. MUCH cheaper than heading to a local restaurant, and not all of the chemicals that can come in those restaurant foods. For roughly $55, we serve:
One cheese quiche, one ham and cheese quiche and one veggie quiche. We got this recipe from our Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. We make the crust from scratch, which saves us extra cash.
YUM! This is your typical cheesy potato recipe, with the shredded hashbrowns, cheese and sour cream, except for that, thanks to my brilliant little brother 🙂 , we now top them with French fried onions instead of cornflakes – double YUM!
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Doesn’t this look delish?? You can use a variety of different dressings on this salad, such as a balsamic vinaigrette or an Italian dressing, but we prefer Briana’s Poppyseed Dressing for its complimentary sweetness. The recipe? Fresh baby spinach leaves, sliced fresh strawberries, sliced red onion and sliced mozzarella or other soft white cheese. Easy peasy!
Rick’s sweet mom insisted on bringing this. You simply cannot go wrong with a fresh fruit salad.
Great Grandma’s Banana Bread recipe has always been a huge hit in our family.
Get the recipe for these blueberry muffins here. Easy and oh-so-delicious!
Lemon Poppy seed Bread
I found this Lemon Poppy Seed Bread recipe on line. Buttery and delicious!
For gifts, we found great Walmart decorative 8-inch pots filled with petunias. The cost? $5 each. No cards, and this is why. For drinks, we served simple choices like water, coffee, tea and milk. It is possible to serve a wonderful Mothers Day Brunch, even on a small budget. Enjoy your day!