Show Mom You Care With A Brunch Fit For A Queen

Sunrise Senior Living  |  May 11, 2012

Giving back to your mother on Mother's Day is important. After all, she's the one who raised you. While sending flowers and gifts can be thoughtful, there are ways you can make the celebration a bit more meaningful.

For one, your mom loves spending time with you, so making a special visit and doing things she enjoys could be much appreciated. This doesn't just have to be about making pleasant conversation (although that's nice too). Show mom you really care by whipping up a great brunch, or, if her home is a senior care residence, attending brunch at her community.

Sunrise of Lower Makefield, Pennsylvania, offers a great twist on traditional French toast - add some bananas! Rich in potassium, these fruits are a great addition to anyone's diet, particularly if they have cardiovascular problems.

Bananas Foster French Toast Sundae
Sunrise of Lower Makefield, Pennsylvania

Serves 8-10

2 bunches of bananas
4 eggs
8 c. milk
2 T. cinnamon
2 T. vanilla
1 loaf multi-grain bread
2 oz. butter

Puree 3 bananas with the rest of ingredients, excluding the bread and butter. Slice remaining bananas and sauté over medium heat in 2 oz. of butter. Stir the bananas until they begin to caramelize and mixture has a syrup consistency. While the bananas are cooking, dredge the bread in the banana egg mixture and cook in a pan over medium heat until golden brown. Slice the cooked French toast into triangles, place one on top of another. Top with a spoonful of caramelized bananas.