This is the day where your Mother should not be lifting a finger.  This is the day that you can show her how much you appreciated her hard work in bringing you up.  Of course it is a Sunday, so you have plenty of time to make her feel special.  Let's start by making her breakfast, maybe even breakfast in bed.
Plain Omelet with some variations

3 Eggs
4 tsp (teaspoons 20 ML) of half 'n' half cream
dash of salt (not a lot...just a little sprinkle)
dash of pepper (same idea...just a sprinkle)
1 tsp. (5 ML) of butter
1 tsp. (5 ML) of vegetable oil

Smash the eggshells and dump eggs (wtihout shells of course) into a bowl.  Splash in half n half cream and salt and pepper.  Mix it all together well.
Then, heat butter and oil in a medium-size frying pan. (non-stick is usually best).  When the pan is hot (test it by dropping a bit of water into the pan, if it sizzles, it is hot), dump in the egg mis.
As the egg cooks around the edges of the pan, take a spatula and gently push the outer edge of the cooked egg towar the center of the pan.  Tip the pan slightly towards you so that uncooked egg runs back to the edge.  Continue this process until most of the runny egg is cooked. 
Leave the frying pan on the stove until the mix is lightly browned. 
Fold the mix over in thirds (like you fold a letter).
This should take you about 10 minutes and it will only serve about 2 people.  I suggest you wake up 20 minutes before your Mom, so that you have plenty of time to prepare this.  It might be wise to find out what time she usually gets up.


Now...I mentioned that there are some variations to this recipe.  There is actually an infinite amount of variations you can use.  You pretty much put what ever you like in your omelet.

Here are some that your Mother might like:

ASPARAGUS OMELET....

Stuff the plain omelet with cooked asparagus tips, before folding.  Save a few of the tips and fry them in 11/2 tsp (7 mL) of butter and garnish the top of the omelet with them.

BACON OMELET....

Dice 3 slices of bacon and fry.  Add to the omelet before folding over.  Mmmm.

CHEESE OMELET....

Now this one is a favourite for a lot of Mothers.
Add grated cheese to omelet before folding.....mmmmm....cheese.

DENVER OMELET...

Chop up green pepper, tomato, green onions and ham slices.  Fry these together and then add to omelet before folding.

There are plenty of other variations of omelets...you may want to do a little bit of research before Mother's Day and find out what she likes.



Now....if she didn't like the breakfast you made, there is a good chance that she won't want you to make her lunch or dinner.  But she will realize that there was a lot of thought and effort that went into your attempt.  Perhaps if this happens, you should go out and find her a nice bouquet of flowers.


By Chris Francis