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A Mothers Day Brunch

Strawberry Spinach Salad









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.

The Meal

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.

Cheesy Potatoes

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

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!

Fruit Salad

Rick’s sweet mom insisted on bringing this.  You simply cannot go wrong with a fresh fruit salad.

Banana Bread










Great Grandma’s Banana Bread recipe has always been a huge hit in our family.

Blueberry Muffins










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!


  1. Happy Mother’s Day! You have a great menu there and I am glad to see so many things that are not traditionally cooked here in Romania, as it gives me a lot of new ideas. The Banana Bread must be great!

    • Laurie says:

      Banana bread is the best, but then again, so are the muffins and the poppy seed bread. So many choices! 🙂 Have a great week, C. 🙂

  2. Hi Laurie, happy mothers day! Sounds like a wonderful family gathering you have planned, and the food you’ve described looks and sounds just amazing! Impressive you can pull together something that great for around $55! Have a great day!

  3. Looks delicious, Laurie! We grilled yesterday for my Mom and family but I definitely will consider making some baked goods next year instead. My wife makes some amazing banana bread and I’ve been trying to find a few recipes that I can make so that I can feel like I’m contributing more to the cooking. I’m way too much of a “whatever is easiest” cook in the kitchen, if you can even call it cooking at all!

    • Laurie says:

      There’s nothing like a great banana bread recipe. 🙂 Yes, start looking around. There are great things to be cooked, DC! 🙂

  4. This sounds delicious, Laurie! I love, love quiche. But I have to admit that I struggle making my own. It seems like I always end up with soggy, undercooked pie bottoms. To be fair, pies are sort of my Achilles heels, and I guess quiches are cousins to pies. 🙂 The lemon poppy seed bread looks great. I accidentally bought poppy seeds when I was supposed to black sesame seeds for a recipe, so I need to use them up! I hope you had a great Mother’s Day, Laurie!

    • Laurie says:

      Tanya, do you cook the crusts before you add the egg and bake? That makes all the difference. Can’t wait to hear how you like the poppy seed bread too – it’s nice and moist!

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