Rebecca Wolf

This blog is a chronicle of my daughters' growth - born July 2003 and May 2007. Be sure to check out the Thriving Babies homepage, for videos and instructions on how to use every type of baby carrier. For literacy and homeschooling tips, visit my Rochester-based Learning Center blog at www.SibleyCenter.com.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Mother's Day Brunch Ideas

I run a Montessori-inspired preschool program (see http://SibleyCenter.com) and our class created a Mother's Day Tea together for all our wonderful and supportive moms. Here is an easy recipe you can use if you'd like to create a Mother's Day Brunch for your special mama!

BASIC QUICHE

Ingredients:

* 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (it's usually Havarti or Swiss in most recipes, but I have used cheddar and monterey jack with success)
* 4 large eggs
* 1 1/2 cups milk (low-fat works well but half and half makes it richer)
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
* dash nutmeg

Creative Additions (base your choices on mom's favorite foods, of course):
* asparagus or broccoli or even dandelion greens
* mushrooms or tofu or chunks of ham/turkey
* tomatoes and onions
* I've even made a Polynesian quiche with rice, water chestnuts, pineapple and chicken in it!

Preparation:
Steam, saute or cook your veggies and other additions, as desired.

You can make a pastry crust, buy one, or go crustless.

Arrange vegetables and shredded cheese in pie dish.

Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Pour mixture over the vegetables. Place the filled pie shell/dish on a large cookie sheet to catch any drips.

Place in the oven and cook for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Serves 6 to 8.

Add coffee, tea, or orange juice (mimosas are extravagant too).
Consider adding a fruit cup or baked good.
Place on a serving tray with a flower in a vase and surprise mom with breakfast in bed!

Enjoy,
Rebecca Wolf

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