Your Mother’s Day menu should revolve on only one thing—you do all the cooking and let your mother take the day off to the spa or shopping. Celebrating Mother’s Day is all about catering to what you mother likes especially for lunch or dinner. If she is always in the kitchen, get her out of it for a while and take over. Whip up a wonderful meal with the same love and affection she has showered upon the family through the years.
In bringing out your Mother’s Day recipes, consider the two ways of preparing the menu. Foremost, consider home cooking and prepare the dishes that your mother always prepared. Or if she has favorite foods, include that on the menu. You may have her recipe notebook around so try to use that as guide in preparing your home cooked tribute.
Most often, special occasions like this call for something really out of the ordinary and festive. So if you feel your mother would prefer something new, something more sophisticated, then make her a menu that’s modern. It may include ingredients she has not tasted before. It may use techniques she has not done at home. It may be a menu of new things that you know will tickle her fancy. Ask the rest of your family for help in building the menu on your Mother’s Day celebrations.
While steak and pasta may easily be your choice, why not consider healthier dishes as well? Instead of meat, pan fry or bake a fish fillet in parchment paper. Grill it and serve with grilled tomatoes, onions, eggplant and zucchini. Serve a healthy salad, a hearty soup, and freshly baked bread.
As you will notice from our selection of recipes, which includes steak and filet mignon (really fancy stuff), most include fruits as the main ingredient. Of course these are best for dessert, a really sweet way to let our mothers know how much we love her.
Made from apples, the following desserts make use of an ingredient that mom has used in her baking projects. We have an apple bread pudding, an apple orange cobbler and an apple pear crisp. These are reminiscent of her baked apple pies. Serve it with vanilla ice cream—ala mode!
Go all fruity and make some baked oranges, baked peaches, or baked pineapple. Try the banana pudding or banana ice cream for something with a touch of summer and sunshine. Your mom deserves these fantastic foods. All the better if you make them yourself.