When Mother’s Day 2020 arrives, the option for going out to brunch might not be available. Some people may still be following stay-at-home orders. Even if your local economy reopens, you may not feel safe going out, or restaurants might not be fully prepared to offer a great brunch. As a result, making a Mother’s Day brunch at home might be your best bet. If you want to have an amazing one without breaking the bank, here’s how to save money on Mother’s Day brunch at home.
Look for Sales
Grocery stores and retailers that offer groceries, like Walmart and Target, often hold sales that align with holidays. You may be able to find some bargains on classic brunch foods or ingredients this Mother’s Day, so compare local deals to find the right discounts.
If you have several stores in your area, don’t be afraid to comparison shop. If the locations are close together and they offer services like curbside pickup, you could make the rounds pretty quickly, allowing you to save without having to spend a ton of time shopping.
Eggs are a breakfast staple that won’t break the bank. The price for a few dozen eggs is pretty much always reasonable, even when they aren’t on sale.
Whether you want to serve omelets, quiche, or any other egg dish, you can offer up a fantastic meal that’s surprisingly affordable. Most of the add-ins – like onion, green pepper, and cheese – aren’t overly expensive. Plus, if you’re making the egg dish the start of the meal, splurging on a little ham or bacon to throw into the mix might be an option.
Try French Toast
When it comes to ingredients, all you really need for French toast is eggs, some stale bread, and a topping (like syrup or whipped cream). You can create a delectable treat in minutes using fairly inexpensive ingredients, making it an addition worth considering.
Have Pancakes or Waffles
Pancakes and waffles are two other brunch classics that aren’t expensive to make. Often, the number of ingredients you’d need is very minimal. In some cases, you only require pancake or waffle mix and water, though some mixes do call for eggs or oil, too. After that, it’s just toppings.
Add Some Home Fries
Potatoes are another low-cost food that most people love. If your stovetop is overrun with French toast, pancakes, or waffles, then consider adding home fries to the menu. Just cut into small cubes, coat in olive oil and some seasoning, and bake.
Mimosas can be a surprisingly inexpensive cocktail to make. Since you are mixing the champagne or sparkling wine with orange juice, you don’t have to buy the most expensive bottle around. Even a cheaper one could do the trick
Whip Up Some Breakfast Burritos
Breakfast burritos can be surprisingly affordable. Beans don’t cost much, so you can use them in place of more expensive meat. You could then skip the beef, sausage, chorizo, or chicken altogether, or simply use less, reducing the cost. Then, choose other inexpensive options like salsa, sour cream, corn, rice, and tortillas, allowing you to create a filling dish without busting your budget.
A simple vanilla yogurt can be a nice addition to brunch. Whether you prefer regular, low-fat, or Greek varieties, it can provide some sweetness at an affordable price.
Plus, vanilla is a flexible flavor that’s easily augmented with fruits or other treats, like mini chocolate chips. It also doesn’t involve any cooking. Just put it in a nice dish, and you’re done.
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