May 6, 2019


Brunch is THE perfect setting for celebrating
I want to share the best of all...
My menu is compliments of Hello Fresh
who put together a very special
Mother's Day Brunch Box!!!

I have chosen to set the table using
gray and ivory linens with lavender and purple florals!

I love having the family gather for a casual
spring brunch and just enjoy a relaxing day!
However, with all of my children scattered here and there,
it may just be the darling and me! Boo-Hoo!!!!

The heirloom pieces in this setting belonged to my Grandmother.
They are these sweet little glass sugar and creamer!

These lovely paper napkins became the inspiration
I was looking for choosing the color scheme!

This is our menu for this celebratory brunch and perhaps
this will give you a bit of inspiration
to create a lovely table as we honor
the Mother's in our life!

Brunch is served.......

MOMosa Cocktail

Annie's Cinnamon Rolls

Tropical Citrus Salad
Honey and Mint

Bacon and Gruyere Strata
Tomato-Basil and Asparagus Topping

8 ounces of bacon
1 yellow onion
8 ounces of fresh asparagus
1/2 ounce of fresh basil
6 large eggs
13.5 ounces of milk
2 ciabatta rolls
4 ounces of shredded Gruyere
2 ounces of shredded Mozzarella
4 ounces of grape tomatoes

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Arrange bacon in single layer on baking sheet
and bake until crispy about 15-18 minutes.

Halve and discard bottom inch of asparagus. Cut into 1-inch pieces.
Roughly chop fresh basil leaves.
Tear ciabatta into small pieces.

Whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
Spread ciabatta onto baking sheet
and bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes.

Meanwhile,melt 2 T. butter in pan and saute onion
with salt and pepper. Roughly chop the crispy bacon.
Reduce oven temp. to 375 degrees.
Add bacon, ciabatta, onion, asparagus, chopped basil
and half of the Gruyere to bowl with egg mixture.
Let bread soak in the liquid about 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining Gruyere.
Place mixture in baking dish, cover with foil,
and bake until puffed up and cooked through, 30-35 minutes.
Make a topping by halving grape tomatoes and basil leaves.
Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Ready to serve and enjoy!

Happy Mother's Day to all of us who are Mama's!

And now, a tribute to one of the best Mom's I have ever known....
The Divine Miss M

Be Kind and Be Blessed!


  1. This sounds like the perfect Mother's Day brunch! I personally think a homemade celebration with mom is the perfect way to start the day! I will not be with my mom this year so I will be sending a care package filled with all of her favorites.

    1. are a sweet and thoughtful daughter...I know she will absolutely love it!

  2. You had me at....your beautiful floral arrangement. I love that color palette...gorjus! You always have the most beautiful florals. Did you pick the different stems or were they in a bouquet?
    Your tribute to Moms. Love. Is that a card or Did you download the saying?
    Your meal sounds delicious. I never had a strata. Any tips?
    Oh heck, I love everything about this post. You have inspired me yet again.
    Happy Mothers Day Betsy.

    1. Good Morning mjny.....thank you for your sweet comments. I have begun to order all my faux florals from Amazon....less expensive than Hobby Lobby or Michaels...I just put togehter different arrangements with very few bouquets....a strata is perfect for serving for breakfast of brunch....simple recipe included. No nothing was downloaded..just from my heart! Thanks for visiting today!

  3. What a beautiful Mother’s Day Brunch! The colors are so nicely feminine without being pale pastels. The strata looks heavenly! Might have to substitute something else for the asparagus.😉 Lovely video of your daughter and her boy Luke.

    1. HI vE...i'm sure you could substitute anything you would like in this strata for a veggie...maybe zucchini or broccoli! I hope your Mother's Day is filled with sunshine!

  4. Hi Betsy,

    Your colors and table settings look sooo pretty!! This is a perfect idea for Mother's Day and I'm glad you shared with us. The strata recipe looks yummy! ;D I'm sorry your family is spread far and wide, Betsy, but it certainly looks as if they are all successful and happy, so you've done a great job raising them.

    Happy Mother's Day to you!!


    Denise at Forest Manor

    1. Hi Denise..thank you ever so much for visiting today! You are so sweet and lovely to visit! Warm hugs from me to you!

  5. What lovely things! From napkins to flowers to the food and drink to that most precious video! Happy Mother's Day to you and your Divine Ms M!

    1. Oh thank you Linda for such sweet and kind comments. I know how much you adore your family and cherish the relationships you have with your four children...each and every one! One of the highlights of my day is reading your blog! Wishing you the loveliest of days this Sunday!

  6. I don't want to embarrass you. but the thought crossed my mind about you and just have to say it.
    I have seldom met a TRUE woman in every sense of the word. you have a beauty that is simply love. it shows in everything you do. in the way you live your life and in everything you serve.
    in your home and the beautiful photos you share. the tiny videos that mean as much to us as they must to you! the divine Miss M had one of the best teachers in the world!
    and oh! the scrumptious recipes. each dish a standing memory. you celebrate LIFE the way it can and should be lived. you make little occasions the most spectacular! thank you for this blog darling bean. mother of mothers! and to end this post with that adorable little Miss Mobley cat with the magically soft fur.
    well. it just couldn't be better!!! XOXO

    1. Tammy, dear Tammy. I humbliy thank you for such kind comments. You are the gift that has resulted in writing this little are a true blessing to me. Yes, I admit my family means the world to me and each one of the kiddos is very special. My hope is that all Mother's feel this way about their children. I hope you are enjoying sunshine and happy days..gentle hugs from me to you!

  7. Betsy, I loved all the wonderful pictures. Great colors. You know I am crazy for pretty paper napkins. The meal looks so tempting. My gosh Luke has just shot right up. I loved what you said about your daughter. I too, think my girls have been great mommies and two are even good grandmothers. Blessings to you xoxo, Susie

    1. I know you adore your family and children are a proud Mama! I know the prayers are working for your dearest Ted...have a beautiful Mother's Day love!

  8. Lovely ideas for Mother's Day brunch! I may try the strata! It will be just hubby and myself as my children, too, are scattered but they are happy and healthy and so I am very grateful!

    1. I hope you try the strata Mary....wishing you the best and happiest of Mother's Days..hugs and blessings!

  9. Fantastic post! I love the color scheme for the table. The menu looks perfect. I could go for a bit of that strata and citrus salad right now. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you SO much for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment. hope you are having a delightful week!

  10. WHAT a wonderful lil video of love for your sweet daughter...I’m sure that will be best mother’s day she could ever receive!! And like someone else said — she learned from the best!
    Bittersweet for me every yr .i lost my mom on the day after mother’s day many yrs ago, yet it seems like yesterday. And tonight, I’ve not slept a wink for in the morning I have to put my SophieJane down. She has been my heart and soul for 19 yrs. don’t know how I’ll get thru it, so I turn to my mom to guide me thru it. HE will give me strength.

    1. Oh Janey....I am so very sorry to hear this. I know how much you love her! This is THE hardest of loving our hugs and prayers go out to you. Wishing you a blessed Mother's Day...and yes, my thougts are missing my mother also....everyday!


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