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Prepare Mom the Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch Under $25

May 3, 2018
THIS POST WAS SPONSORED BY ALDI. ALL OPINIONS AND THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN.

Did you know that Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day is the busiest time of the year for restaurants? Especially if you’re planning to attend a Mother’s Day brunch. Not only do you have to book your reservation early at your mom’s favorite spot, but you can also expect to pay a pretty good penny. So unless you already booked your reservation, I have a different solution that will make mom even happier, prepare her the perfect Mother’s Day Brunch in bed. Not only will she love this gesture, but its also an affordable solution.

Our Mexican Mother’s Day Tradition

As a Mexican-American family, we actually celebrate two Mother’s Days. Traditionally, Mexico celebrates Mother’s Day every May 10th. Mothers and mother figures are given flowers, cards, candy, and other gifts that symbolize appreciation, respect and love. In Mexico, it doesn’t alternate every second Sunday in the month of May and it’s also not a public holiday, Mothers’ Day is an observance.

So like clockwork, we would celebrate Mexican Mother’s Day every 10th. It wasn’t until we started having kids of our own that we started celebrating Mother’s Day on the second week of each month. We would honor our mother on the 10th, and as mother’s ourselves, we would celebrate us on the second Sunday of May.

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu Plan

All though our mom doesn’t mind exploring new restaurants on occasion, it’s not her first choice. She prefers to celebrate Mother’s Day at home with all her children and grandchildren. So every year, that’s what we would do. We would get together and prepare a brunch at home or a good carne asada for lunch. This year, I’m preparing mom a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch and then head out for an afternoon tea.

I know what you’re thinking, why do all the work, when you can just go out and have someone prepare it for you. Well, because like I  mentioned earlier, it can get crowded and expensive, especially if you have a big family. Plus, preparing a brunch for mom with your own two hands makes it extra special for her. And you know what, it doesn’t have to be expensive.

With that in mind, here’s what I have in mind this year:

Mexican Mother’s Day Menu 

  • Mexican Chorizo Fritatta (*Frittata can be eaten cold or hot and enjoyed anytime, not just breakfast)
  • Arugula Salad
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Caramel Flan
  • Guava Champagne Mimosas

Budget $25

The ALDI Experience

Yes, you read that right, our budget is $25 for this meal preparation. Can we do it? At first I wasn’t sure it would be possible. But then I discovered ALDI supermarket. I’ve never been to one, but I hear through friends that ALDI offers quality foods at low prices, with exclusive brands that are just as good as well known brands, sometimes even better. You can save up to 50% any day of the year, compared to other competitors.  So naturally, I was up for the challenge and drove out to my nearest ALDI with my grocery list.

Here’s what I discovered, fresh veggies and fruits, which I learned that ALDI works with local farmers to ensure they arrive from the fields to the store fast and FRESH! They also had an amazing wine and beer collection at amazing prices. I actually picked up a bottle of Spanish Cava, 89 points, for my Guava Champagne Mimosas for $7.99. But most important, did they have my Mexican ingredients for my Mexican Brunch Menu? Why, yes they did! Chorizo, .89 cents, jalapeños $1.49, eggs $1.48, flan .88 cents and guava juice .43 cents. You know that if you tried to get these ingredients elsewhere, the prices would be much higher! Considering how low their prices are, its guaranteed to provide Hispanic communities with healthy options when preparing good meals for their families. You don’t have to buy in bulk or collect coupons to save money. I like that.

If you haven’t explored into an ALDI supermarket yet, its definitely worth checking out. I’m sure it will become one of your favorite stores. Click here for a location near you.

Win a $50 ALDI Gift Card

Thanks to ALDI, you too can explore one of their supermarkets near you. I partnered up with the brand to offer one of my sparkling friends a chance to enter to win a $50 ALDI gift card! It’s easy to enter, just follow the instructions below:

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Mexican Chorizo Frittata Recipe

Now for the part some of you have been asking about, how to prepare that delicious Chorizo Frittata. I actually shared the step by step process on my Instastories. You could still view it if you visit my Instagram profile, I saved it just for you. But as far as the recipe goes, just keep scrolling down.

Mexican Chorizo Frittata Recipe

Yield: 4

Mexican Chorizo Frittata Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeds removed, chopped
  • 7oz chorizo, skin removed and roughly chopped
  • 6 free-range eggs
  • 2fl oz milk
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 cooked medium potatoes, chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeños
  • 1/2 c queso fresco, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • arugula salad, to serve
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Heat an ovenproof frying pan on the stove top until just hot, then add the oil, onion and red pepper and fry for 2 minutes, until just softened. Turn the heat up, add the chorizo and cook for 3-4 minutes until it has released its oil and is crisp around the edges.
  2. In a large bowl, crack the eggs and whisk with the milk. Add a pinch of salt and plenty of black pepper.
  3. Add the garlic and cooked potatoes to the chorizo mixture and fry for another 2 minutes, stirring gently, until just hot through. Add the jalapeños and cook for another minute, until the whole mixture is hot.
  4. Pour in the egg, stir briefly, turn down to a medium heat and scatter the cilantro over the top. Fry without stirring, for 1–2 minutes, then carefully lift the edge of the frittata with a spatula to check if it is cooked and golden-brown underneath. If it isn’t, cook for another minute then check again. Once golden on the edges, top with queso fresco.
  5. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 10–12 minutes. When the top is bubbled up and slightly golden use a towel to grab the handle and give the pan a gentle shake. If the middle wobbles it needs a little longer. If it’s fairly firm, put it aside to cool slightly.
  6. Slide the frittata out of the pan onto a plate. You can serve this hot or cold but make sure to let it cool to room temperature before storing it in a sealable container in the fridge. Cut it into slices and serve with arugula salad, fresh fruit and mimosas.
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As for the Guava Mimosa, try ALDI’s Cava ($7.99), rated at 89 points, which means it’s good. Add Guava juice (.43 cents) and add to bubbly. For the flan, well, we’re in luck, because ALDI already has them made for you in the fridge section and its delicious! (.88 cents).

So did I meet my budget goal? I sure did, total came out to $24.65!

Don’t forget to enter the contest and comment below. Let me know what you’ll be preparing for mom this Mother’s Day.

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26 Comments

  • Reply Brittany Whitley May 8, 2018 at 4:19 am

    I would make a nice roast with some italian pasta salad!

  • Reply Anita Jude May 8, 2018 at 3:35 am

    I would make some spaghetti and meatballs

  • Reply Melissa Grubb May 8, 2018 at 3:02 am

    If I could prepare something for my mom it would be my grandmas goulash. She just told me that she never gets to have it because my stepdad doesn’t like it

  • Reply laura bernard May 8, 2018 at 2:54 am

    steaks for sure!

  • Reply Amy Deeter May 8, 2018 at 2:00 am

    I would make some steaks, pasta salad, and mashed potatoes

  • Reply Cassandra D May 8, 2018 at 12:30 am

    I would first prepare waffles and fresh fruit for breakfast in bed and then for dinner I would prepare shrimp scampi with homemade garlic bread.

  • Reply Trisha Musgrave May 7, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I would love to prepare a steak dinner with grilled asparagus, garlic bread, and salad!

  • Reply Jessica To May 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    I would make a sausage and egg casserole for my mother and I.

  • Reply cyndi br May 7, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    we would prepare steak and potato for mothers day

  • Reply Veronica A. May 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    For mother’s day I would prepare chicken alfredo because she loves mine. ♥️☺️

  • Reply Bryan Vice May 7, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    I love the brunch idea would make some omelets with green peppers and onions and cheese

  • Reply Lisa May 7, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    I would prepare a nice breakfast. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, yummy!

  • Reply Veronica L May 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    I would love to prepare either a strawberry pie or a strawberry shortcake for Mother’s Day

  • Reply Cynthia Schmied May 7, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I will make jambalaya and peach pie.

  • Reply Kimmy Ripley May 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    For Mother’s Day I like to prepare French Toast with fresh berries~!

  • Reply Kelly D May 7, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    I would prepare baked ziti and a chocolate cake.

  • Reply Surbhi K. May 6, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    My mom loves it when I make pesto pasta for her 🙂

  • Reply Laura May 6, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I would prepare my favorite mushroom and spinach quiche!

  • Reply Lauren H May 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    A chicken casserole

  • Reply Jennifer Williams May 5, 2018 at 1:07 am

    My mom loves crepes, so I would make some with homemade fruit filling!

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  • Reply bn100 May 3, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    meatloaf

  • Reply Sara Zielinski May 3, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    I would prepare an omlette and breakfast in bed for my mother.

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