Happy Mama's Day

by Olga Schafranek |

I mentioned last year how breakfast in bed, or just breakfast in quiet, is a perfect Mother's Day gift for a mom. My daughter asks almost every day for pancakes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, that's what she wants. And I can't blame her. I think a nice, filling and fun breakfast is what I want for Mother's Day too. 
A friend of mine sent me the recipe for Dorie Greenspan's Smoked Salmon Waffles and I thought this would be a perfect place for a garnish of Tsar Nicoulai Caviar. It's also a fabulous dish for a mom to savor (in peace) on her special day. 
The last time I used our waffle iron was to make my husband a waffle breakfast in bed a zillion years ago. I was happy to dust it off again for this. I hope we continue to use it some more (hint, hint - like for a Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed, perhaps).
I left out the scallions in the recipe, but basically you mix up a delicious sauce with lemon juice, dill, capers, sour cream, salt and pepper. The waffle batter is savory including dill, red onions, and chopped smoked salmon. It's easy for a dad to make with the kids, but impressive enough to feel extravagant and special. Especially since it's topped with more salmon and caviar! 
Sometimes potatoes and blini can get boring, so having something cheerful and whimsical to top with caviar is fun. 
I used our Reserve Caviar for this, but almost any will work. In fact, our gift sets are on sale now for Mother's Day (until May 15th), so you could present Mom with a few and let her decide. Use code 4MOM when you shop online for 20% off any of the sets. 
Life is a beautiful, important journey and each one starts with a mom. So cheers to all of the moms out there - present, past and future. 
Na Zdorovye! 
Now, go hug or call your mom if you can.