Mother’s Day is Sunday.. although according to my beautiful mother, Ruth, of blessed memory, every day was and is Mother’s Day…she would proudly say she was a mom 365 days of the year. Somehow, however, I remember trying to make the day a little special for her. Sometimes her birthday, May 14, would fall on the same day and then that would be a grand celebration.

So, for all those, young and old, who want to make mom something special to eat on Mother’s Day or any day.. here are a few suggestions.

Pancakes

1 cup flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk (can use reduced fat)
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons melted butter

Sift flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Put egg, milk, and sour cream in blender. Mix and then add sifted ingredients and mix again adding melted butter. Blend until smooth. Spray a fry pan with vegetable spray. Drop a spoonful for small pancakes or a larger spoonful for a larger pancake. Serve with syrup (can be sugar-free) or jam.

Baked eggs in bread

6 slices whole wheat bread
6 eggs separated
6 slices cheese (can be low fat)

Cut out a small round hole in the center of each slice of bread. Spray a cookie sheet with vegetable spray. Carefully crack each egg and make the yolk fit into the hole in the bread. Put the bread with eggs into a preheated 300 degree oven. After 5-minutes, check to see that the egg is starting to set. Put a piece of cheese over the egg and bake an additional 5-7 minutes.

Cinnamon toast

6 slices of whole wheat bread
enough butter, softened, to spread on the bread
3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Mix cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. Toast the bread and spread the butter (preferably reduced fat). Sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar over the toast. Put under the broiler for about one minute.