Latinofoodie would like to acknowledge our mothers — Norma Rodriguez and Cecilia Chavez — two powerful and loving women who gave their love unconditionally in a grand way to us. We’re lucky to still have Art’s mom around and wish we were with her in Colorado Springs on Sunday to enjoy her homemade cooking. Art says he is especially missing right now her gorditas filled with potatoes. I know my mom, Cecilia, is watching over me like an angel. I miss everything about her, especially her cooking.
And, that’s the point of this blog. If you’re lucky enough to have your mom with you, why not whip up a homemade brunch with love. For many families, Mother’s Day is a time of year when they stand in long lines outside of restaurants, restlessly waiting for the ultimate brunch experience. Why spend all that time and money when you can invite the familia to your home for a special brunch. Nothing says, “I love you,” more than donning your apron and getting behind the stove on Mother’s Day.
Either way, here is a brunch menu for you to consider for Mother’s Day or any weekend this year. We pulled recipes from past blog posts. Don’t forget to chill the champagne! Add a bit of guava juice for a delightful, sweet twist from the traditional mimosa.
Papas con Chorizo — Waking up to the aroma of the spicy chorizo softening in a sartén puts a smile on my face every time. I have to admit. It reminds me of home and being with my mom. As a child, I knew mom was in a good mood when she shared her love with us through Saturday morning breakfast.
Chilaquiles — Nothing better than homemade chilaquiles: fried corn tortilla strips that are crispy to the crunch, red chile sauce, onions, and cheese. I’m talking lots and lots of queso here.
Fritata de Nopalitos — LatinoFoodie has been determined to incorporate more nopales into the dishes we prepare. Nopales (cactus) are absolutely good for you and your mama.
Strawberry Ice Box Pie — To cool off your pansa from the chorizo and chilaquiles, try this heavenly light whipped topping pie. Underneath the white cloud of goodness are fresh strawberries and a crust made of Maria’s Galletas that have shaved Mexican chocolate mixed into it. Simply scrumptious.