Mother’s Day is a rare day for moms to relax and enjoy the day. It is also a terrific opportunity for kids to test their culinary skills by preparing a special breakfast for their mother. These recipes are perfect for teens to prepare and simple enough that young children can help with a little adult supervision.
½ cup whole milk,
cinnamon or cocoa
Homemade cappuccino is easy to make without a fancy cappuccino machine, but one will need to use a blender. Brew some coffee. While the coffee perks, simmer the milk in a small pot over low heat. Pour the milk in a blender, and whip the milk for approximately 30 seconds until it is frothy. Pour coffee into a mug until it is two-thirds full. Pour the whipped milk on top. Sprinkle the froth with a dash of cinnamon or cocoa.
Minted Fruit Salad Parfait
1 cup honeydew
1 cup cantaloupe
1 cup pineapple
fresh mint leaves
An adult can buy pre-cut fruit or prepare cut the fruit into small chunks if children are too young to use knives. Place a mixture of cantaloupe, honeydew, and pineapple in a bowl. Sprinkle two tablespoons of orange juice on the fruit. Use a zester to scrape a tablespoon of orange peel from an orange. Place two mint leaves on top of each other, and roll them together. Cut the mint leaves into stripes. Add the mint strips and orange zest to the fruit salad. Toss the mixture before putting it in individual bowls.
Granola Yogurt Parfaits
1 large container of plain yogurt
1 box plain granola
½ cup coconut
½ cup almonds
Yogurt parfaits look attractive, and the creamy texture of yogurt perfectly complements the crunchiness of granola. Add your own twist to boxed granola to give it a yummy flavor. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Set the oven at 400 degrees. Place a ½ cup of coconut and a ½ cup of sliced almonds on a cookie sheet. Toast the almonds and coconut five or ten minutes until they are lightly golden. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of cinnamon on the almonds. Toss the coconuts and almonds with ¾ cup of plain granola. Layer two inches of plain yogurt with a 1/2 inch of the granola mixture, Repeat the pattern.
Special Tips for Kids
Locate the ingredients before starting to cook.
Be flexible when making fruit salad. Although I use melon, if your mom prefers other fruit, the recipe will still work well.
Toasting coconut and almonds can be tricky. Check the oven by using your oven light to prevent the coconut and almonds from burning.
Place all items on a food tray, and treat mom to a lovely brunch in bed. Place a linen napkin on the tray too. She will adore her breakfast treat.