Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day Brunch


It's Tablescape Thursday and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is once again hosting this awesome event. Susan is definitely the "Tablescape Queen," so stop in and check out her beautiful blog and all the tablescapes linked to this event!

Today, I'm featuring a Mother's Day Brunch tablescape. This Mother's Day, I will not be able to travel home to Georgia to visit my mama. However, she will be celebrating this special day with my brother.

Mothers are the most important people in the world. If you are lucky enough to still have your mama, please honor her everyday and make this Mother's Day special for her. In the South, ladies judge a gentleman by the way he treats his mama. I can tell you that my brother loves and respects our mama and treats her like she's the Queen. He's always driving Miss Pauline all over the place (to church on Sundays, to the beauty shop for her standing appointment every Friday morning, shopping, etc.--mama loves to scoot)!

A sweet Southern tradition on Mother's Day in the South...ladies are given a red corsage if their mama is still alive and a white corsage if their mama has passed away.

Today's feature is a Brunch that I had last year for my mama at my home in Mississippi.

Mother's Day Brunch Tablescape...Brunch egg casserole*, fresh mixed fruit, Southern-style biscuits, orange juice, and coffee.

Mother's Day Brunch Place Setting--The china is Accoutrements, designed by Anna Griffin for Lenox. The napkin rings are monogrammed, of course, and a silver tray is used as a charger plate .

Brunch Egg Casserole...


*Recipe for Brunch Egg Casserole
4 cups seasoned croutons
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
8 eggs, slightly beaten
4 cups milk
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
8 slices bulk sausage, cooked, drained, and crumbled

Combine croutons and cheese and place into a greased 3-quart baking dish. Combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper; mix until well blended and pour over the crouton mixture. Sprinkle crumbled sausage on top. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour. Serves 8-12.

I hope that y'all have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

38 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

Getting my corsage on Mother's Day used to be one of the things that I most looked forward to! Wonderful post! xoxo

Gollum said...

I love a Southern table, and this one is a shining example. It exudes southern style. My own Mississippi mother would love it, too.

Libby Murphy said...

Oh what a lovely table that would make any Mother proud. I make a casserole similar to that and we love it. I think next time I shall try your recipe.
Happy Twirls

Lisa said...

What a beautiful table! And I love the china. I've not seen that pattern before but you better believe I'm on the look-out now! Sounds like you have a sweet Mama and an even sweeter brother.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Sounds like your mother will have a nice Mother's Day, although I am sure she would love to have you with her. Your casserole looks wonderful and your table, as always, is just beautiful!
Valerie

Pink Martini said...

What a lovely tradition - the corsage. We have no traditions in SoCal. :(

malloryann said...

This is so pretty miss janice!

Paula said...

You set a lovely table for your mom. Your recipe looks super yummy, too.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautifully presented.
Thank you for sharing this lovely tablescape with us all. Hope you and your family have a lovely weekend.

Kammy said...

Your table is lovely ! I love all your tips. The casserole recipe looks yummy too !
Hugs ~ Kammy

prof en retraite said...

Hi Miss Janice! Your table is gorgeous! I love those plates! The silver trays make beautiful chargers. Your egg casserole sounds yummy! I don't think I've seen that one before. I will have to try it! Yes, I remember getting the red or white flowers at our old church in south Georgia. The church ladies would cut them out of their gardens! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I have made breakfast casserole - but I think next time I'm going to try your recipe. I do wish I still had my mother to spoil for Mother's day - thanks for your beautiful share today.

Preppy Sue said...

The table looks lovely! I make a similar egg casserole, but instead of croutons I start with a layer of frozen hashbrowns.

Chandy said...

What a great looking table! The colors you chose and the extra touches are lovely. What beautiful china! I'll be doing a late Mother's Day Brunch, and your table just gave me great ideas, thank you!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Looks like a wonderful bruch..and the breakfast casserole sounds delicious! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

Kara said...

Oh Miss Janice! How lovely, makes me miss my mama so very much! I'll make a casserole in her honor this year... I loved the china and tablescape and love you!
Miss Kara

"Blossom" said...

Pefect mothers day brunch. The southern table is so pretty and I just have to try your recipe.

Newlywed Hostess said...

I love the table setting. And I will have to try the casserole. It looks delicious. (I have a similar casserole but its in storage until we move.)

Lady Katherine said...

How divine! I love the table setting, berries in the bowl! The casserole, I love to make them for brunch! I need to find my recipe and see if its near yours. Think Hubby can cook it? lol I up for it! I just too happy! All the food! I been catching up love the napkin of you! So adorable!!! The mint juleps! Yes very Southern! The post about May Day, brought back so many memories! I loved the post so much! Going out today, with a friend from Alabama, she came to kidnap me yesterday. I was so tired from two days gone, one for sheep, one for Doc and 2 hours away to thrift shop and the pawn shop where Hubby bought something, and I got two tables. I found a tea table I am in love with, but not sure where I shall put it so I am thinking on it. lol Go back there sometimes this week, Hubby wants to go to Philadelphia, to Williamsville. I plan to hit the stores I love! I doing much better and Doc gave me 2 months and 3 days now of freedom. He said I need to heal more from my accident, before surgery! Yeah I on the move! lol I have lots planned. Love you table! I love how you talked about a southern gentleman and the corsage. Now I had a florist, and I just forgotten about the colors! My Mother died in 1991. I miss buying her something on Mother's Day! I off to shopping! Happy Mother's Day.

Janie's World said...

Beautiful Tablesetting. Love those plates by Anna Griffin, she is one of my favorite designers of paper and fabric. I had no idea she did some china for Lenox!

PoshMomma said...

Miss Janice, you are BEYOND elegant! That table is just beautiful. Happy Momma's Day to all! (You need to post your outfit for the celebration as well. I just about live for your ensemble posts. You are style personified!!!)

Maryrose said...

Miss Janice,
I always enjoy your posts so much. Your table is lovely as always but I especially enjoyed the your insight. We should all take examples from you Southern Belles. The world would be a better place. Thanks for sharing.
Maryrose

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Your table is lovely. I love the china. And using he silver trays as chargers. Great idea. And your egg casserole recipe sounds so yummy. I may just have to give it a try.

bj said...

This is a beautiful, beautiful table..
My deep East Texas mama would have loved this table, too...she was about the most Southern lady I ever met. Her slow East Texas drawl stays with me today, even tho she has been gone over 20 years.
We always did the red rose or white flowers at EASTER out here.

Domestic Designer said...

It looks just wonderful. I love the china pattern. Thanks for the recipe. Sounds like something I would like to try!

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful Southern table Miss Janice.
The casserole looks delicious too. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such a pretty table, and I love the addition of the hat wit the pretty flower on it. The china is so pretty, and the idea of a silver tray as a charger is great. laurie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Miss Janice, what a beautiful table! The china is gorgeous! The casserole sounds wonderful too. Kristen

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful table, Miss Janice! I have many recipes for egg casseroles, but will have to try yours~it looks delishious!

Am learning something new from you all the time! Sadly, I would be wearing a white corsage Sunday.

I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day!

xoxo
Jane

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Janice, I always love seeing what you come up with for your tablescape. You always do a super job and once again, you have not let me down. Lovely dishes. The hat is such a cute idea.

Thanks for the egg dish recipe. Looks great!

parkaveprincess said...

very lovely! Happy almost mothers day!

Robin said...

What a lovely brunch.....what a lovely tablescape

Have a beautiful weekend.

Kathleen said...

What a lovely table, perfect for honoring your mom.
I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

~CC Catherine said...

Happy Early Mother's Day Ms Janice! My grandaughter gets dedicated at church on Mother's day and I'm so excited. Cate is only 5 months this week and is a little doll. Your Mother's Day brunch is lovely! And the casserole sounds divine! I definitely want to try that, and actually, I wanted to make one for Sunday for our own brunch, so this one will do great! ;) I totally trust your judgement! ;) AuRevoir ~CC Catherine

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

I am inspired!! I needed ideas for tomorrow morning!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day celebration!

Muffy said...

What a LOVELY post! Such a beautiful table and what a wonderful recipe. Happy Mothers Day to all!

Carrie said...

This is a truly elegant table setting. The china is beautiful and all the silver elements make for a sumptuous ambience!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh, Miss Janice...this is so pretty! (I am waaaay behind in my visiting, I do apologize) the Anna Griffin china is beautiful! I just love her designs.
Your casserole recipe sounds fabulous!
Have a happy weekend!
;-D