Mother's Day is a day to celebrate the mothers in our lives. Although we may be stuck at home, there is plenty you can do to let your mom or mother of your children how much she means to you. From homemade crafts to breakfast ideas, we've got you, and mom, covered.
Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed
French Toast Bake
1 loaf sourdough bread
2 c milk
1/2 c heavy cream
3/4 c sugar
2 TB vanilla
1/2 c flour
1/2 c brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter cold, cut into pieces
Cut loaf into cubes and place evenly in a greased 9x13 pan.
In a bowl, mix together eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread.
Cover your pan with Saran Wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
Cut in butter with this mixture until crumbly and place in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight as well.
Take pan and Ziploc out when ready to bake. Sprinkle crumbly mixture evenly over the bread.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on how soft you like it.
Egg White Frittata with Lox and Arugula
8 egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 cup whipping cream
6 ounces lox, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
1 lemon, zested
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 packed cups (2 ounces) arugula
1 clove garlic, minced
Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until fluffy, about 30 seconds. Add the cream, lox, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
In a 10-inch, ovenproof, nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the arugula and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the arugula has wilted, about 1 minute. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and stir to combine the ingredients. Cook, without stirring for 4 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until set, about 10 to 12 minutes.
Slide the frittata onto a platter. Using a serrated knife, cut the frittata into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.
Mother's Day Craft Gifts
DIY Popsicle Stick Picture Frame
What You'll Need:
Popsicle Sticks (we used large rainbow ones)
Non-toxic markers or paint
Hot Glue gun with glue sticks
Buttons or gems to decorate
Hinge clip or binder clip
Paint or color each of the Popsicle sticks a different color
Lay out your Popsicle sticks in to the shape of your frame to get an idea of the size and shape.
Cut a piece of construction paper just smaller than your frame
Glue the construction paper to the back of your frame, this holds everything together
Flip your frame over and start decorating using the hot glue gun to attach the buttons, gems, or any other supplies you want to use. Don't forget to hot glue the clip on the front to hold the photo
If you want to make your frame magnetic, hot glue the magnets to the back of the frame
Finally, clip your photo to the frame
Hand Print Bouquet Card
What You'll Need:
White or light colored construction paper
Markers or colored pencils
Cut construction paper to the size you want for your card, it should be large enough for at least three hand prints
Lay out several other pieces of white construction paper on a flat surface for the prints
Put different colored paints on paper plates, enough to dip your palm in
Dip your palm in to the paint and press on to one of the laid out pieces of white construction paper, make as many flowers as you want
Once the flowers have dried, cut them out as close to the shape of the hand as you can
Paint or color your flower stems on to your card and glue the palm flowers to the ends
Write in your message
Fun Things To Do On Mother's Day
Have a Tea Party
Show your mom how much you care by spending the day having a tea party! You can do it inside or enjoy the weather from your yard, this fun activity can be done from the safety of your home. All you need is tea, sandwiches, and cookies!
Learn About Your Mom
Take time to learn about your mom this Mother's Day by filling out this fun quiz! Go through it together and learn the answers you never knew about all the things that make your mom special. You can make your own or download a printable version here.