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Cooking Light Supper Club Cooks up Brunch in Time for Mother’s Day

Sweet Potato and Canadian Bacon Hash

We are so glad that you have decided to join us once again for our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club. This is a monthly event where 5 ladies in two neighbouring countries get together to create a delicious meal with a theme in mind. We all share a love for Cooking Light magazine which has an emphasis on healthy eating and living. The idea is simple and one we love to share with you because of our common interest in cooking and healthy eating. We enjoy sharing these ideas with you each and every month through our Virtual Supper Club. This is a team effort where we combine what Cooking Light readers like best…good food with great company!!!

This months theme is Brunch.

There’s something very special about a weekend or holiday  brunch, whether your family has travelled a distance or you see each other every day. Brunch recipes range from fast and fuss-free to the traditional. In our home Brunch usually involves standard breakfast foods such as eggs, pancakes, sausages, bacon, ham, fruits, pastries, and the like. However, it can include almost any other type of food served throughout the day.

With Mother’s Day this coming weekend what better way to celebrate the special women in our life than with a recipe from the pages of Cooking Light. Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world to honour our Mothers, although the dates and months of Mother’s Day differ from country to country. My own Mother lives thousands of kilometers away so we will not be together. She and dad are planning a trip to the Lake District in England once the airways clear of volcanic dust. Flights are now available but we imagine the airports would be a little crazy for a little while yet. For myself, L’il Burnt Toast is here so we have been celebrating by enjoying the Spring Wine Festival. Yesterday lunch was at Quail’s Gate Winery  which is on the list of the top 4 restaurants in the province.

The earliest tributes to mothers date back to the annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, and to the offerings ancient Romans made to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele. Christians celebrated this festival on the fourth Sunday in Lent in honour of Mary, mother of Christ. In England this holiday was expanded to include all mothers and was called Mothering Sunday. Mother’s Day in North America was originally started after the Civil War, as a protest to the carnage of that war, by women who had lost their sons. But no matter how it began we need to celebrate all those wonderful women in our lives whether they are our mom, sister, aunt or friend. Let’s celebrate!!!!

Two of our members Helene of La cuisine d’Hélène and Aggie of Aggie’s Kitchen have become honorary members of the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club. For almost a year they planned and cooked up a storm with the group to create some incredible virtual menus. They will be missed but not forgotten. We look forward to having them join in when time allows.

Check out our writeup at the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club as we introduce you to our two new members Patsy of Family, Friends and Food and Sandi of The Whistlestop Cafe. We welcome both ladies and look forward to all the fresh ideas and delicious recipes you have to offer. We are so happy to have you ladies join in!

  For our brunch theme this month Shelby of The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch starts us off with something sweet and tasty a mind-blowing dish of Waffles with Two Berry Syrup.  Patsy of Family, Friends and Food , one of our new members,  brought along some tender Triple Fruit Scones. These were tender and delicious smeared with a wee bit of butter. For an added bonus and our protein factor Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club wowed us with a flavourful Mushroom Frittata   . Our new member Sandi of The Whistestop Cafe  captivates us with a taste of the South with a Grits Casserole with Pesto. As my contribution I brought along a delectable Sweet Potato and Canadian Bacon Hash to complement our menu. The combination of sweet potatoes, Yukon Golds and Canadian bacon is truly mesmerizing. Why not celebrate the special women in your life with an added refreshment of Bloody Mary Punch, Raspberry Orange Sunrises or Mixed Berry Bellinis. Mom deserves all our devotion!!!!

If you would like to join in think of a dish that would fit in with the Brunch theme and post it on your blog. Let us know you have joined in by commenting here. Next months theme will be Cooking with Herbs, so get your thinking caps on!!!!

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