Friday, May 9, 2014

Brunch for Mother's Day

Many people across America celebrate Mother's Day by taking Mom out to dinner or lunch on Sunday.  Perhaps if you're not up for a fancy meal out, or can't afford it, you could try making brunch instead.  Here are two brunch items for you try out together for Mom on her special day.

Once a long time ago, in a land far far away, ok… not that far away, I’m talking downtown Philadelphia.  I tried a fabulous little ramekin dish filled with eggs, tomato sauce, and mozzarella at a buffet.  Since then I’ve been trying to replicate it.

Italian Eggs
10 min prep time
15 min cooking time
1 serving

·       2 eggs
·       ¼ cup tomato sauce
·       2-3 slices of bread
·       ¼ cup mozzarella
·       dried basil
·       red pepper flakes

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
Toast bread slices in the oven, it’ll take about 10 minutes.

Grease ramekin dish and layer the bottom with tomato sauce.  You can either make your own sauce or use your favorite store bought kind.  

Crack two eggs gently and layer them on top of the sauce in the ramekin dish.  Sprinkle a little dried basil and red pepper flakes on top of the eggs.  Then top off with the mozzarella cheese.

Place dish in oven for 13-15 minutes.  This will make the eggs runny, which is great to dip the bread in.  You can always cook the eggs longer if you don’t want the yolks runny.  

Sunshine Berry Mimosas
10 min prep time
4 serving

·       8 oz of Champagne
·       8 oz of Orange Juice
·       1/4 Cup of frozen mixed berries
·       1 Tablespoon granulated sugar

Ready 4 mimosa or champagne flutes.

Take a microwavable dish and heat up berries and sugar together for 30 seconds or so.  You want them to be just defrosted but not hot. Puree mixture.  Evenly pour small amounts of mixture into each glass.
Pour Orange juice first, very slowly.  Then add champagne and Voila!

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