Mothers Day Brunch Meal Plan

Mothers Day BrunchMeal Plan

Sharing my Mothers Day Brunch Meal Plan

As a mom to four kids I know first hand how crazy the days can be. Motherhood although a beautiful gift is certainly no walk in the park. It can be hard and draining – lets keep it real. We work tirelessly to meet the needs of our children in hopes of one day seeing the fruit of our labor. We try to remain faithful to our calling even on those day’s we wish we could resign from our position.

Then, there are those day’s we are smothered in hugs, kisses, and cuddles – making all the hard days more than worth it.

Now, since we are being honest – Mothers Day although great ‘in theory’ is truly just another day. Not to crush all those who delight in Hallmark holidays {I said I was keeping it real} – its just another day! Another day waiting to be explored  – everyday is a gift in my book. I don’t need a ‘special’ day to recognize my efforts – everyday is filled with little gifts; but, it is up to us to find them.

So, all that said – Moms I think you are great! Moms, we are raising the future leaders and world changers of tomorrow – you have one of the hardest job on the planet and you are so loved by all who come into your path.

And, to the tired mom, I hope you find rest in your day of ‘crazy’ and are showered with hugs, kisses, and love – may you be filled with the kind of ‘peace’ that fills your heart to the brim and doesn’t require special recognition because you know your special each and everyday!!

And, because I know I am special…I will likely be cooking up this meal plan myself and, that is o.k.{I’ll just make them clean up the mess…hahaha}

Happy Mothers Day to all those Rock-Star- Momma’s out there…enjoy your day and eat good food!

Mothers Day Brunch Meal Plan

Mothers Day Brunch Meal Plan

Easy Cheesy Egg Casserole by Gimme Some Oven is very similar to a recipe that I make for Christmas morning at the homestead. The only difference is I use the shredded hash browns and layer it like a lasagna. It’s basically eggs, cheese, sausage, pepper, onions, and hash browns all mixed together and then baked. It is a great make ahead meal everyone will enjoy.

This Ham and Herb Quiche by Chocolate Moosey jumped out at me while I was looking for the perfect Mothers Day brunch meal plan fixins- I will be using one of our homestead pre-made gluten free pie crusts but, if you’re short on time store bought works just the same!

Mothers Day Brunch Meal Plan - When Moms Happy Everyone is Happy

Mix Eggs, ham, herbs {rosemary, thyme, and parsley}, onions, milk, heavy cream, salt and pepper poured in a pie shell – I think we can do this, right moms? {Chocolate Moosey’s recipe only calls for 2 eggs for a serving size of 8-10 that doesn’t quite seem right? 2 eggs will likely not be enough to feed my family of 6 so I will likely be adding 4-6 eggs to ours.}

I love orange poppy seed dressing ! So, this Orange Poppy Seed Fruit Salad by Natashas Kitchen totally sold me!

What's on the Menu? Mothers Day Brunch Meal Plan - Orange Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

Photo Credit; Nathasha’s Kitchen

No brunch is complete without some kind of quick bread, donut, or muffin – right?

Quick and Easy Gluten Free Banana Bread

And, because we don’t normally drink juice or anything other than water around here – I think our kids will get a total kick out of having a ‘fun drink’ with their Mothers Day Brunch {after all it is because of them I am a mom- so why not make it special for them too}.

This Cranberry Brunch Punch by Gather for Bread will surely win my little crew over.

Cranberry-Brunch-Punch - Mothers Day Brunch Meal Plan Idea

Photo Credit; Gather for Bread

Cheers – to a Happy Mothers Day and Having a Meal Plan!

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DIY Lavender Mist Duos as Hair Detangler Recipe

I am so excited today to introduce to you my friend Monika from thelittlebackyardfarm. I’m sure you will love her as much as I do and without further a do here she is sharing her recipe for –

DIY Lavender Mist/Hair Detangler Recipe

DIY, homemakeing, crafts, herbs
 photo’s take by thelittebackyardfarm – Monika Weglarz

Both of my kids have long hair and my son has very thick hair on top of that. We used to wrestle with it every morning until my daughter “accidentally” used my lavender mist spray that I LOVE to use for my wavy hair (to keep them from frizzing). 

Not only were they both in love with the nice mild lavender smell, but they also liked the fact that brushing their hair was less painful. I am not exaggerating when I say that they fought over the bottle every morning.

 I then decided it would be easier to make them each their own (I mean who wants to share hair products, right?).

Lavender mist is not only a great detangler but it is also works great to tame and de-frizz naturally curly and wavy hair.

DIY, crafts, herbs, Lavender Oil
Lavender Mist/ Hair Detangler Recipe

You will need:

Small pot
2 cups Water *
1 Tablespoon Homemade Lavender oil (click here if you would like to make it yourself)
Rosemary stem (for hair shine)
2 Drops of vitamin E oil (to support hair growth – optional)
Plastic bottle (I get mine in dollar store)

*I created this recipe based on the size of plastic bottle I am using. If you are not sure about the volume of your bottle, please measure it by filling it up with water all the way to the top (as some water will evaporated during boiling) and then pour into measuring cup. Based on that adjust the amount of oil you will need for the recipe (e.g. for 1 cup of water use ½ tablespoon of lavender oil).

First pour water into a pot and bring to boil. Remove the pot from heat, add the lavender oil, rosemary stem, vitamin E oil, and cover with a lid.
Let it steep until the whole mixture cools down.
Then take the cheesecloth and strain the liquid thru into a bowl and then back into the pot. I do this so the oil gets absorbed into the cheesecloth and too much of it doesn’t end up in the bottle (that causes greasy hair). Repeat this process couple times. You will still end up with some oil in the bottle, which is fine because it sits on top and doesn’t get into the sprayer tube. On the last round of straining, pour it into the plastic bottle, using the funnel, and close.
I hope you enjoy the nice aroma and convenience of this mist! 

Monika Weglarz grew up in Czech Republic spending weekends and summers at her grandfather’s cottage, digging in his garden and learning from him the love for growing food. With time and experience, together with her husband, she is becoming more passionate about inspiring people to grow their own food no matter how much space or knowledge they have to begin with.

 These days, if you don’t find her in the backyard attending to the chickens, turkeys or the garden, she is most likely spending time with her family. She is a girl of many interests, besides spending her days homeschooling her two kids, she also enjoys knitting, yoga, photographycrafting,reading, and running – in no particular order. You can follow her weekly posts on her blog The Little Backyard Farm … her daily photos on Instagram… her favorite things on Pinterest… and her updates on Facebook

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