May 1, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

President's Blog
Margaret Hudson
President, Burnbrae Farms
4th Generation Farmer

There are many holidays that we celebrate as a family, but I have a special place in my heart for Mother’s Day. I love the hand-made cards and extra-special treatment, and of course the Mother’s Day brunch that my family cooks for me (it’s mom’s day off!).

Over the years, we’ve celebrated with either breakfast-in-bed or a special brunch, and I’ve collected some of my favourite recipes to share with you. Here are the best of the best – and I’ve got you covered for a whole variety of situations!

If the meal is prepped the night before : Try Maple Scrambled Egg & Bacon Muffins , which are every bit as delicious as they sound! Once baked, they can be refrigerated for one day or frozen in an airtight container for a month. Simply microwave on high for 45 seconds to thaw, then serve warm.

If you prefer sweet over savoury : Brown sugar and cinnamon marry in a crumbly and crunchy coating on this Cinnamon French Toast Crunch , which is best served with vanilla yogurt and fresh berries. It’s sweet comfort food.

If you prefer savoury over sweet : Go for homemade Poached Eggs with Blender Hollandaise , which is ready in just 10 minutes. It’s creamy, decadent and perfect for a celebration.

If little kids are cooking and you need something easy :  How about our new EggBakes! – scrumptious crustless quiches that you pop in the microwave for 90 seconds. They come in five flavours so everyone can have the flavour they love. Perfect for little hands (with some adult supervision if they can’t work the microwave!). They will feel so proud of making you this Mother’s Day gift.

If you like fresh baked goods : I love when breakfast in bed includes a creamy latté and a warm Blueberry Cornmeal Muffin . I break the muffin in half and melt a small pat of butter on it, and maybe some blueberry preserves. Yum.

If you don’t usually eat breakfast : If you’re not hungry in the morning but love the idea of breakfast in bed, opt for this Banana Berry Smoothie . It’s refreshing, not too filling, and a perfect combination and sweet, creamy and tart.

If you are feeding a large group : This Italian Sausage and Egg Casserole serves six, so it’s perfect for the whole family. We serve it with whole grain toast and sliced fresh tomatoes. We also love this lasagne-style Layered Egg and Broccoli Casserole as an alternative.

If brunch ends with dessert : After a big meal, offer a light and airy dessert, such as Meringue Nests with Cinnamon-Glazed Peaches . You can bake the meringues in advance (they store well for two days) and top them with the peaches just before serving.

To add a festive touch to the breakfast-in-bed tray or your dining room table, add a kid-made bouquet of cardboard egg-carton daffodils like the one that my daughter, Evelyn, made for me.

Another fun idea for mom is a homemade, moisturizing facial mask made with eggs , of course. Evelyn came up with this idea and it really was a lot of fun. Eggs have collagen and other beauty-enhancing properties. Our Naturegg Simply Egg Whites form the foundation of this affordable home spa experience.

We all know a special mom out there! Take a few minutes to tell them how special they are.

Happy Mother’s Day!
Margaret Hudson, President Burnbrae Farms