3 Recipes Dad Can Do For Mother’s Day

breakfastHave you thought about what you are getting Mom for Mother’s day yet? Whether you have a bouquet of flowers lined up or a jewelry box waiting for her after she gets home from a day at the spa, why not start the day off right for her? The last thing she wants to do is wake up early to make breakfast like she does every other morning. Why not wake Mom up with homemade breakfast in bed? If you have little fingers, these breakfast in bed recipes are extra kid friendly, and super easy for you to make as well. Even if you aren’t much of a cook, and your kids are extra teeny, these three recipes can be made really quickly and painlessly!

Pancakes and bacon

My stepmom likes to whip up pancakes from scratch. More power to her, I could never do this. I am more along the lines of buying the pancake box and and adding in a bit of milk and butter and stirring it together for some insta-pancake goodness. Those instant pancake boxes are made for Mother’s Day breakfast in bed scenarios. All you have to do is add the ingredients and let your kiddos stir up the mixture. Then, place it on a griddle or even in a frying pan and let it sit for a few minute before flipping it over. While this is cooking, you can shove the bacon in the microwave for a few minutes and voila! Breakfast is served.

Berries, yogurt, and a hot cup of coffee

This one is so easy for your kids to help you with! All you have to do is grab some fruit, cut it up, and let your kiddos arrange it on a plate for Mom. If they are feeling extra helpful, you can let them spoon some yogurt into a small bowl on the side of her plate, too. To spice up your yogurt, sprinkle a few granola pieces on top. Now for the hard part: coffee. I know Mom usually makes the coffee, but you’re going to have to take the reigns on this one. Pour in a little cream and sugar. If you are extra thoughtful, you will already have Mom’s favorite cream in the fridge for this particular moment.

Waffles with a side of fruit

Waffles are so simple! That’s why they are the best invention ever. Take out the waffles in the freezer and just put them in the toaster. This is so easy, your kids can do it! The only hard part is making sure they don’t burn. Seriously. That’s the hardest part. Take them out of the toaster and put a thin layer of syrup on the top. And because Mom is probably a bit of health nut, or maybe she’s just on a health kick, cut up some fruit and place it either on the side of the dish or on top of the waffles. Blueberries, strawberries, and bananas are safe choices for this recipe. Put a little flower in a small vase and place it on a tray with her food. Now just bring the tray up to Mom!

About the author: Carly is a blogger for Smith Monitoring, a San Antonio home security company. She is always looking for easy recipes to make since the most cooking she does is opening a Chinese takeout menu.