This Sunday is Mother’s Day and most families usually organize a big brunch or afternoon BBQ to celebrate all the mothers in their family. This year, my family is going to have a small Sunday Brunch at my sister’s house in CT (My sister’s First Mother’s Day!) and a BBQ dinner a my Aunt and Uncle’s house in NY. Obviously, it will be a day filled with a lot of love and of course food!
Sunday Brunch is always my favorite breakfast meal. Unfortunately, not every Sunday includes a Sunday brunch because life sometimes gets in the way and we need to do errands and/or work on our weekends. But Sunday Brunch makes everyone happy! Or at least they always make me happy! Saturday night you look forward to either sleeping in and rolling out of bed OR go for a long morning workout AND then enjoying a more exciting breakfast than your usual weekday quick breakfast (oatmeal, yogurt, overnight oats, toast, fruit, granola bar, or smoothie). More Sleep, exercise & food with maybe some company….the best combination!
What does your Sunday Brunch usually entail?
Eggs? Belgium Waffles? Pancakes?
My Sunday Brunch usually entails eggs (egg scramble, omelet or sunny side up) and/or lox with cream cheese, and cucumber/tomato/red onion slices on a toasted everything bagel or whole wheat bread. I try to stay away from bagels since most bagels these days contain a lot calories from the large amount of carbohydrates they contain (check out what a bagel looked like 20 years ago and what a bagel looks like today!). I would rather eat more nutrient dense carbohydrates with vitamins and minerals, such as FRUIT! When I eat lox at home by myself, I toast 2 slices of whole wheat toast or 2 slices of Whole Foods Seduction/Harvest Bread. And sometimes I might combine my eggs and lox to make an egg lox scramble or omelet! YUM! My mouthing is watering as I am typing, not going to lie!
FYI: Lox = Yuddish/Jewish word for salmon, specifically salmon that has been cured in brine (a mixture of salt, sugar, spices).
I do like chocolate chip or blueberry pancakes once in a while, since they bring back a comfortable homey feeling.
Childhood Memory: Every time I had friends sleep over when I was younger, my parents would always make us chocolate chip pancakes, more like pancakes with my CHOCOLATE CHIPS God forbid we didn’t have chocolate chips in the house when I had sleepovers! Lox and bagels were usually only eaten with my family, as I didn’t have that many Jewish friends when I was younger and lox wasn’t something many of friends had even seen before and were too scared to try it! Their loss!
Below are 2 Picture of my typical Sunday Brunch, which is usually eaten after a run and/or bike/spin, in order to fill my belly to be productive the rest of the day!
If this Sunday is a traditional Mother’s Day Brunch, my lox will either be on a bagel or in my egg scramble/omelet, along with a fruit salad! I hope to go on a run in the morning either by myself or with my sisters OR even better would be going on a long walk with the entire family!
We shall see if I change things up or stick to norm………