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Kid-friendly Mother's Day recipes for breakfast in bed

india Updated: May 09, 2012 17:58 IST

Dads, this is the one day of the year when it's absolutely inexcusable for you not to pamper the mother of your children with a decadent breakfast in bed.

Recruiting the kiddies into the kitchen to help isn't just about enlisting child labor, either. It's a way to let mom sleep in without a child nagging her about the whereabouts of a favorite sweater, or a request for chauffeur services.

Here's a selection of breakfast or brunch ideas for Mother's Day, many of which are kid-friendly recipes that require little cooking, or provide ample opportunities for the kids to get their hands dirty.

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

For moms with a sweet tooth, and families with little ones. This recipe also calls for a little pre-planning as it requires overnight refrigeration. Kiddies can get in on the action during the prep which calls for arranging day-old bread in a casserole dish, dotting it with cubes of cream cheese, and pouring an egg and syrup custard over the top. The casserole is then baked the next day and topped with a blueberry sauce.

Smoked Salmon Platter with Dill Horseradish Cream

This brunch idea from Australian site is also kid-friendly and hassle-free as it requires no cooking, just a few days of advance prep and elegant assembly of ingredients on a nice-looking platter. Smoked salmon fillets are jazzed up with a smoked paprika spice rub and accompanied by a homemade horseradish cream. Serve with bagels for an elegant brunch.

Leek, Bacon and Gruyère Crustless Quiche

Here's a recipe that may be better for older kids who can help grate the cheese and slice up the bacon and leeks. This Food Network recipe calls for Parmesan cheese, Gruyère, bacon, leeks and a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg, the secret ingredient for many white sauces and exceptionally cheesy dishes.

Peach Prosecco

This recipe for Peach Prosecco provides a refreshing twist to the traditional breakfast Mimosa. The cocktail calls for vodka, peach liqueur, Prosecco, lemon juice and peach nectar.