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Parties That Cook’s Complete Mother’s Day Guide

Mother’s Day is this Sunday.
It’s Tuesday.
Believe it or not, you’re ahead of the game.

In case you’re still feeling panicked (or it is no longer Tuesday) Parties That Cook has your Complete Guide to Mother’s Day eats, gifts and activities!

Start the Day Off Right:
-Breakfast in bed is a classic. You can’t go wrong with a meal made with love. Unfortunately, if you no longer live with your mother, it could get a little awkward… Yeah.
-A great alternative is a lovely brunch at a local café or her favorite lunch spot! Popsugar has a detailed list of Mother’s Day Brunch specials around Chicago! Tablehopper offers her own extensive list of Mother’s Day Dining Options in San Francisco!
-Looking for something a little more hands-on? Check out our Mother’s Day Brunch Cooking Class in San Francisco! Spend the day with mom sipping sparkling wine and learning new cooking techniques as you prepare a gourmet brunch together.

Spend Time with Mom in Other Ways:
-Go for a stroll in the sun! Those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area can take her for a special bike ride, walk or run through the Mission during this week’s Sunday Streets event.
-Whether she likes Hugh Jackman, Elvis Costello or The Little Mermaid, the night offers a variety of fun events, too!

Gifts That Would Make a Mother Proud:
-Flowers. In fact, today’s Living Social deal is $35 of flowers for $15! (But you only have HOURS left!)
-Jewelry (that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg). This oh-so-cute cupcake ring(above) might show your mom how sweet she is, but so would every other item from Polina & Sergey Muha.
-Mama’s Nuts. Peanut Brittle handmade in Chicago! Remember, when presenting these old fashioned treats, its best not to say, “Just like you!”
-Organization. We know she’s a super hero, but this oversized dry-erase calendar wall decal will make saving the world that much easier.

Have your own ideas for a great Mother’s Day? Let us know! Leave us a comment with your favorite brunch item, Mom activity or gift idea!

Need a Recipe for Mother’s Day Brunch?

Still haven’t figured out what you’re doing for Mom on Mother’s Day? How about whipping up this yummy Asparagus Breakfast Bread Pudding with Green Garlic and Fontina? A far cry from your typical scrambled eggs, this deliciously cheesy breakfast bread pudding is sure to impress!

Want to learn how to make more delicious brunch dishes? Treat Mom to Parties That Cook’s Mother’s Day Brunch Cooking Class in San Francisco or Chicago! Did we mention the complimentary mimosas?


1 pound French bread, crusts removed, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 medium yellow onion, minced (about ½ cup)
1 spring leek, cleaned and chopped
2 clove garlic, minced (or 2 green garlic stalks, white part minced)
1 bunch asparagus, tough stems removed, cut into 1 inch pieces
10-ounces spinach, wilted in a dry pan, squeezed to remove water and coarsely chopped
3/4 cup medium-dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
6 large eggs
2 cups heavy cream
8 ounces Fontina cheese, grated (about 1 1/2 cups grated)
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
½ teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt
Cooking spray

Dry Bread: Heat oven to 375ºF.  Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a sheet pan and bake until dry and stale-feeling, about 5-10 minutes. (Alternatively, leave slices out overnight to dry.)  Set aside.

Sauté Vegetables:
Melt butter in medium skillet over medium heat.  Sauté minced onions and leek until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, asparagus, wilted spinach, and wine.  Cook, stirring occasionally, about 3-5 minutes.  Transfer to medium bowl; set aside.

Assemble: Whisk eggs in a large bowl until combined; whisk in heavy cream, half of the Fontina cheese, sautéed vegetables, thyme, parsley, lemon zest and juice and salt. Add bread. Combine then let sit for 5 minutes so the liquid can be absorbed.

Bake: Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray (or 8 ramekins). Spoon bread mixture into the pan; sprinkle remaining cheese over surface.  Bake until both edges and center are puffed and slightly golden, about 25-30 minutes.  Cool slightly; serve. Serves 8 as a main course for breakfast.

Recipe created by Parties That Cook® www.PartiesThatCook.com.