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Old 07-05-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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Perfect Breakfast for Mom

Hey there.. I'm new, but I was hoping I could get some advice from some veteran cooks and menu planners..

My mother's turning 50 on saturday, but I'm unable to make it to her party that afternoon. So I was planning on making her a light, but preferably savory breakfast that morning to make up for my absence.

I already have one thing I really want to make.. Apricot Muffins. But after that I'm lost.

Does anyone have any ideas that would go along with this? I'm rather new at cooking, but I think I have a knack for it.. so if nothing else, I can try anything you've got.

But please.. it'd mean a lot to me. Thank you!

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Old 07-05-2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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Hi, Shade... Welcome to DC.

What does Mom like for breakfast? Meats, eggs, waffles or pancakes, omlets, fruits, cereals, coffee, tea, what kind of juices?
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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She's not picky when it comes to breakfast.. when she actually finds the time to eat it. From quiche to pancakes, she's all over it.

Strictly from observation, though, I'd say she's a ham, pancakes, fruits and coffee kinda lady. Orange juice is always in the fridge.. but I swear she'll drink anything with the word 'juice' behind it.

I forget what it was that I found in there one day.. *shudders* But it had no right to be anywhere outside of the tropics.
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:34 PM   #4
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Sounds to me like if she is a ham, pancakes, fruits and coffee kinda lady, sounds like a good start on a menu.
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:39 PM   #5
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Here is a very good pancake recipe.
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:05 PM   #6
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Welcome to DC.

Here is a dish that's a little more festive.

Spring Brunch Dutch Boy

There are several breakfast/brunch ideas here:

Breakfast & Brunch

Or - how about quiche or frittata, with fresh fruit or sliced tomatoes on the side? If it's not too early, Mimosas - OJ & Champagne.
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:13 PM   #7
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Welcome to DC

I can assure you she will enjoy anything you make for her! The muffins and coffee sounds good to me. It is the time spent with you that she will cherish the most! Are you positive you can't make the party?? Wow! the Big 5-0 birthday! Thats a big day in her life!

Enjoy and Have fun!
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:53 PM   #8
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If she is anything like me, I like two breakfast's. One being either tea or coffee with a muffin or bagel, then an hour or two later, a heavier breakfast. That for me would be ham or bacon, and an omelet, or pancakes, crepes, french toast. I love all kinds of things in omelets, though mostly vegetables and cheese.

Too bad you can't make it to your mom's birthday, it is a big one as unclebob mentioned.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:06 PM   #9
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This is spectacular, with the added bonus of being assembled the night before.

Lee

BRUNCH EGGS

16 SLICES OF SANDWICH BREAD, TRIMMED


1 LB OF SLICED HAM BROKEN IN PIECES

16 SLICES OF CHEESE – 8 SWISS AND 8 AMERICAN

½ tsp. ONION SALT

½ tsp. DRY MUSTARD

7 EGGS

2 CUPS OF MILK

2 CUPS OF CORN FLAKES

½ TO ¾ STICK OF MELTED BUTTER OR MARGARINE

Butter 13x9x2 baking pan. Layer ½ the bread slices, half the ham, 4 slices of the American and 4 slices of the Swiss cheese; repeat layering.

Mix eggs, onion salt, dry mustard and milk. Pour over the top. Let stand overnight, (preferable), or for a few hours.

Mix corn flakes in melted butter/margarine and spread on the top of the dish. Try not to skip this step, as it MAKES the dish!

Bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until top is golden brown.


(Note: You can halve this recipe and bake it in a square brownie pan)
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:07 PM   #10
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A simple omelet with fresh sliced tomatoes, some basil leaves, and a bit of havarti make a nice breakfast. Salt and pepper, of course

Or, some perfectly scrambled eggs (mix some cream in before you scramble them, along with salt and pepper - and scramble them in some real butter - and dont' be stingy with it either Cook them on low and take a rubber scraper that can handle the heat and keep the "curds" of egg nice and big and don't let anything brown), sliced tomatoes topped with some gray salt, some applewood smoked bacon, and your muffins sounds like a winner to me.
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