These ideas are so simple, a kid could (and should) make them
Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that just about everyone celebrates. After all, it’s nice to show that woman in your life (be it your mom, sister, wife, or godmother) that they mean a lot to you. All of the guidance and wisdom they’ve imparted on you through the years, the sacrifices they’ve made, it has all profoundly changed your life. So what better a time to show that special woman your appreciation with a little breakfast in bed?
Of course, for the mom with youngsters running around, breakfast in bed is way easier said than done.
Little ones are dying to help out, but still typically require basic supervision in the kitchen for small tasks. Bigger tasks like flipping omelettes and making crêpes are totally out of the question. But there are dozens of options for the little culinary star who wants to reward mom with a little extra sleep and breakfast on a silver platter.
Here are 5 kid-friendly breakfast in bed ideas for your kiddos to experiment with this Mother’s Day:
Scrambled Egg Mugs
When it comes to kid-friendly cooking, it doesn’t get easier than mugs filled with scrambled eggs. They require just a few minutes of time in the microwave and very little guidance. Your little ones get that sense of independence while still staying safe in the kitchen.
Jazzed Up Frozen Waffles
Tossing a waffle in the toaster is as simple as pushing down a button, but they aren’t exactly the most glamorous treat. So instead, help them out ahead of time by throwing together a few special extras. A little homemade whipped cream and a bowl full of berries that have already been sliced make a great addition.
Regular oatmeal can require a little time at the stove, so instead help them opt for overnight oats. Toss some rolled oats in a jar with a little milk — flavors such as almond works well too — and a few fun ingredients — think cinnamon, nuts, or chocolate chips. Give it a vigorous shake, toss it in the fridge and in the morning, fancified oatmeal is ready to go.
Parfaits are really simple for little hands, since they require very minimal work. Have the ingredients ready to go — slice any berries they may include, open any sealed jars. Let them layer the ingredients in whatever way they want before serving.
A bagel is always welcome at the breakfast table — or in bed. Give them the chance to take it up a notch by including a few different spreads. Lay out a few flavored cream cheeses for them to choose from instead of just the standard. It will make breakfast in bed feel more special and fancy.
With all of these kid-friendly Mother’s Day breakfast in bed ideas, how will you choose just one? Consider spoiling mom by whipping up a few recipes this weekend!
Article written by Kim Cooper and originally published on TheDailyMeal.com. Read more.