Mother's Day is coming up, which means it's time to show your
appreciation to your mom, wife or other mother in your life.  One of the
easiest ways to show your love is by taking over the cooking duties for
your Mother's Day breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.  Since the mom
usually does the cooking in the household, having the husband and/or
kids cook the Mother's day meal can be tricky.  Quick and easy recipes
are the key for a successful cooking venture in the kitchen. Whether you
are a novice or expert, here are several delicious and easy recipes that I  
hope you will try this Mother's Day, or anytime for that matter.


Basic Mimosa


What you need:

  • orange juice, chilled
  • champagne, chilled

What you do:

  • Fill a chilled champagne flute (any glass will do) halfway with
    orange juice.  Slightly tilt the glass and pour in champagne to the
    rim; serve.  May add small amount of crushed ice in bottom of glass
    in lieu of using chilled glasses.  


Breakfast Skillet


What you need:

  • 1lb bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 c chopped onion
  • 4 oz canned mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 cups hash brown potatoes, frozen
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/8 t pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 c cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salsa

What you do:

  • In a large skillet, brown sausage.  Add mushrooms, onion, green
    pepper, hash browns, salt and pepper.  Cook for 15-20 minutes
    over med-high heat or until potatoes are nicely browned.  Beat
    eggs and pour over potatoes.  Sprinkle cheese over mixture.  
    Cook, covered, on low heat for 12-15 minutes, or until eggs are set
    and cheese is melted.  Serve with salsa on the side.  Salt and
    pepper to taste.


Easy Blueberry Pancakes


What you need:

  • 11/3 c flour
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 c milk
  • 3 T vegetable oil
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 c blueberries

What you do:

  • Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.  Add egg,
    oil and milk and mix until slightly moistened.  Mix  blueberries into
    batter.  
  • Lightly oil griddle or frying pan.  When oil is hot, drop large
    tablespoons of batter onto griddle/pan.  Cook until edges of batter
    appear dry.  Flip pancakes and cook until lightly browned on
    bottom.  Serve with butter and syrup of choice.  



Breakfast Bake


What you need:

  • 32 oz bag frozen hash browns
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 11/2 c cooked ham, chopped
  • 11/2 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2-3 T olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

What you do:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Heat oil in a large skillet.  Add hash
    browns, green pepper and onion and cook until potatoes are nicely
    browned.  
  • Layer bottom of a lightly greased 9" x 13" baking pan with potato
    mixture.  Add salt and pepper.  Layer ham over potatoes.  Pour
    eggs evenly over ham and potatoes.  Top with cheddar cheese.  
    Cover with foil and cook for 30 minutes; serve.


Orange Sunshine Smoothie


What you need:

  • 1 (6oz) can frozen orange juice
  • 1 c vanilla ice cream
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 c water

What you do:

  • Blend all ingredients in blender until frothy; serve.


Cinnamon-Raisin Buns


What you need:

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 c flour
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1/2 t cinnamon, ground
  • 3 T butter
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 c dark seedless raisins
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 T baking powder

What you do:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix 1/2 c sugar (you'll use the other 1/4 cup later)
    flour, and baking powder.  Cut in butter to the mixture.
  • In another bowl, combine vanilla, eggs and milk.  Add combination
    plus the raisins to the first bowl and mix until slightly moistened.  
  • Drop by soup spoonfuls onto greased baking pan.  Mix the
    remaining sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle on the buns.
  • Put buns in oven and bake for 18 to 23 minutes, or until buns are
    golden brown.  


Easy Crab Cakes



What you need:

  • 1 lb lump crab meat
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 T orange juice
  • 1/2 cup saltine crackers, crumbled
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 2 t onion, minced
  • 1 T celery, chopped fine
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/8 t pepper

What you do:

  • In a medium bowl, blend together orange juice, eggs, onion, celery,
    salt and pepper.  Add crab and crackers and mix.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet.  Form 4 patties from crab mixture and
    place in skillet.  Cook over medium heat for 10 -12 minutes, or until
    golden browned on both sides.  Serve with lemon and/or Louisiana
    style hot sauce.


Italian Style Baked Cod


What you need:

  • 1 lb cod fillets
  • 14.5 oz can Italian style stewed tomatoes, diced and undrained
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • 2 t dried parsley

What you do:

  • Place cod fillets in a casserole dish.  Combine all other ingredients
    and pour over cod.  Bake uncovered in a 400 degree preheated
    oven for 15 -20 minutes.  Serve with rice.
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