On Mother’s Day, most kids (young or grown up) like to treat their moms to a special meal. It’s one of those old, sweet traditions that moms never grow tired of. From breakfast in bed to full on three-course meals, moms deserve it all. If you’re looking for some inspiration when it comes to cooking up something fabulous for your well-deserving mom (or partner), you’ll love some of these easy to make meal ideas.
Pancakes are always a big hit, and they’re perfect to serve any time of the day. Breakfast is an ideal time to serve pancakes, but they can also be served for brunch or dinner. You can find varying pancake recipes online, from buttermilk to silver dollar pancakes. Pancakes with fruit toppings are extra special and add a bit of a fresh spring and summer feeling to them. Tie in mom’s favorite fruit with her pancakes. It’s easy to make pancakes on a griddle. If you don’t have one, you can easily pick one up in store or online at Bed Bath and Beyond. In fact, right now you can get 20% off of 1 single item. The griddle will help with even cooking, and will make for fast clean up. Serve the pancakes with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, and a nice spring of fresh mint.
Eggs Benedict is another wonderful dish to serve for Mother’s Day. It’s simple to make, using just a few ingredients. Serve up a delicately poached egg on top of an English muffin, Canadian Bacon, and perhaps a few leaves of fresh spinach. Traditionally, this dish has hollandaise sauce over the top of it. It’s a very rich sauce, and you might want to skip it if it sounds too decadent. Many home cooks won’t attempt to make this dish, because they don’t know how to poach eggs. It’s all about having the right kitchen tools and equipment. Sur La Table has wonderful options for kitchen essentials, and you can save 15% off of your next order when you sign up with Sur La Table online.
If mom is a bit more laid back, she might enjoy just getting together with the family for a picnic lunch. Why not fire up the grill and throw on some delicious meats and fresh veggies? Use skewers to make kabobs of all kinds. Popular combinations are grilled pork with pineapple and onions, steak with onions and zucchini, chicken with peppers and onions, or shrimp with fresh veggies. You can also grill good old hamburgers and hotdogs, and throw some delicious grilled corn in, too! Slather corn on the cob with butter and herbs, wrap in aluminum foil, and then grill for about twenty minutes, until the corn is cooked through. You can even unwrap it and let it get a little char on it from the flames.
Don’t forget the dessert! End a special Mother’s Day meal with a delicious dessert. Puff pastry and fresh fruit with cream is a lovely choice for the summertime. Mom will appreciate something a bit lighter, and just as delicious as something heavy.