Being a mom is hands-down the most extensive, challenging and rewarding full-time job in the whole world. Moms work extra hard to support you and your whole family, leaving very little time for themselves. Mother’s Day is dedicated to a full day of just mom — and rightfully so! Let’s change up the roles today, starting at breakfast. Breakfast in bed is a wonderful idea, but why stop there? We’ve created the ultimate Mom Menu to serve your special lady for every meal of the day.
As we already said, breakfast in bed is always a fantastic choice. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to the aroma of a warm breakfast waiting at their bedside? To get your Mother’s Day started off right, we’ve included breakfast selections ranging from sweet to savoury, including a quick and easy recipe if you’re running a little late:
You can never go wrong with an omelette, so why not create the Perfect Omelette for your mom? This recipe can be easily tailored with her favourite omelette ingredients. For a special touch, play up the rest of the plate with some bacon and heart-shaped toast.
Pancakes are a breakfast staple, but we wanted to take it up a notch (or 7) with Pancake Tacos. Just imagine: sweet peanut buttery, Nutella-covered diced fruit cradled by warm fluffy pancakes to form a perfect taco hug. The type and amount of filling you can squeeze inside is completely up to you. The opportunities are endless with this one.
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Pressed for time? Don’t have tons of ingredients lying around? Try the Almond Butter Banana Cookies, a Banana Almond Smoothie, or Dad’s Morning Muffins for a fast, easy to make breakfast that’s ready right before she wakes up!
Whether mom is hungry or still quite full from her morning meal, we have provided light, heavy, and quick and easy options that all pack in the same amount of love:
If mom is still stuffed from breakfast, check out these delicious salad options that are not only healthy, but are also simple to make. Try out the Grilled Shrimp Salad or the Spiced Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Broccoli & Cranberry Salad.
These hearty options will leave mom feeling the perfect amount of full. Let mom build her own wraps using ingredients she loves with the Asian Lettuce Wraps or create the Quickie Quesadillas for a Mexican flair.
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Have a day-trip or picnic planned for mom? You can whip up these fast and tasty lunch ideas on the go. Check out the Corn, Black Bean and Mango Fandango Salad or the ultimate ALT Sandwich.
Dinner is a great way to show off what you can do. To really impress mom, start off with a quick app and move onto the main course. For ultimate freshness, prepare dinner first and make the appetizer right before serving:
Bruschetta is an appetizer essential — but let’s fancy it up! The Butternut Squash Bruschetta is a refreshing take on the traditional recipe. The squash and tomato combo topped with crumbled goat cheese is hard to beat! For an Italian twist, try out the delightful Mini Pizza Margherita to prep mom’s stomach for the main dish!
At last, the main event. To really amaze mom, play up a recipe she already knows and loves. For the main dish, we suggest the Chicken Parmesan with Pasta and Italian Veggies, or go all out with the Tagliatelle with Lobster in a Saffron Cream Sauce.
A meal just isn’t complete without some dessert, am I right? As a grand finale to your Mom Menu, try out these mouth-watering options:
Anything involving chocolate is alright in our books! These Mini Chocolate Cheescakes are the perfect option for any mom with a sweet tooth. We love the heart-shaped strawberries that top these delicious cakes.
Crème brûlée may as well be called “God’s gift to the world.” Usually served at fancy, high-end restaurants for its complicated recipe and tricky technique, it is very hard to pull off without the necessary tools. Whether you own a kitchen torch or not, this recipe provides multiple options for you to create the perfect Guilt-free Fruity Crème Brûlée.
Are you cooking for mom this Mother’s Day? Leave a comment below to let us know what you’ll be whipping up in the kitchen!
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