Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch
was another fun get-together
for our clan!

It was pot-luck and everyone,
as always, 
brought the most
delicious food!

It snowed off and on all day - such a change in weather
from last weekend but reminiscent of
29 years ago on my first Mother's Day as a new Mom!
A long distance call came from
that beautiful daughter - just in time for dinner.

We had Blueberry Stratta with Blueberry Sauce,
Ham and Cheese Stratta with Maple Syrup,
Breakfast sausages,
Hash Brown casserole
Fresh Asparagus Salad,
Fresh Fruit platter with Fruit Dip, 
Cheese and crackers,
Swiss Muesli with Rhubarb Topping,
And then there were the desserts!!
Blueberry muffins,
Lemon Cupcakes,
Rhubarb Crunch,
Coffee Cake,
Monkey Bread, and Cinnamon buns - oh my!!!

Swiss Muesli

Swiss Muesli "pudding" was one of the items
that I made this year.
I first had it while travelling in Europe and then
again at a local fund raising brunch sponsored
by some of the wonderful Swiss Farmers
here in our area.  Here is their recipe:

This makes 4 servings:
1/2 Cup Minute Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup boiling water
1 Cup low fat yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1/4 Cup raisins
1/4 Cup craisins (dryed cranberries)
2 Tbsp. natural bran
2 Tbsp. wheat germ
2 Tbsp. oat bran
2 Tbsp. coarsely ground flax seed
2 Tbsp. honey
Fresh fruit (i.e. blueberries, raspberries, banana, etc.)
Pour boiling water over rolled oats and let sit for 20 minutes. Stir in the yogurt and all the other ingredients except the fresh fruit.  Cover and refrigerate overnight and up to 3 days. Just before serving add the fresh fruit.

This is delicious served in parfait glasses,
topped with fresh stewed rhubarb
and a spoonful of crunchy granola!

Hope everyone had a most wonderful
Mother's Day!

Till next time ............. counting my many blessings!


  1. What a wonderful brunch! Your muesli looks most delicious....I'd like some with some fresh raspberries...please:) Thanks for sharing your pictures of your mom's day and the recipe. Have a great week.

  2. Oh now that does sound like a very fabulous brunch. I'm going to try to get a potluck brunch organized in the future! Sweet that the phone call came in, too. Love those phonecalls!

  3. Another comment up in smoke. Oh well! That's what You get for trying to take another sneak peek. I was lamenting about the snow and hoping it wasn't coming this way. At least, everything was delightful and warm inside!

  4. Brunch food is some of my favorite! It looked like a fun day. Happy Mother's Day!

  5. Rosella, that brunch menu sounds ever so delicious! I can't believe you had snow after we left. It was summer there just a few days ago. Glad you had that special call yesterday and a wonderful time with family.

  6. Yum! A Mother's Day potluck brunch sounds like a wonderful idea...and yours looked fabulous. Glad you had a good time with your clan...and a great Mother's Day.

  7. Oh, what a magnificent feast, Rosella! Sounds like a perfect Mother's Day to me :)

  8. I love home made muesli. I make it regularly...I will try this recipe. It looks like you had one great day celebrating.

  9. Your brunch sounds delicious! And I can just imagine that blueberry strata with maple syrup! I could stop right there!

  10. What a feast!! I was introduced to muesli many years ago when Roger and I were at L'Abri in Swtizerland. It's delicious! So glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day - despite the weather! We may be in for some of that white stuff tomorrow . . .