With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we did a quick survey of some of the moms who work here at The Food Channel, asking about Mom’s Day traditions in their families.
One mom likes to put in her garden that weekend and enlists her husband and boys as hardworking hired hands, tilling the soil and helping with the planting.
Another likes to go out to a nice brunch with her young family, but notes that the Mother’s Day meal is really more about her mother-in-law than about her.
One lucky mom gets breakfast in bed, usually including a homemade cappuccino or latté along with crepes or pancakes and fresh fruit, plus little gifts and artwork from her daughter and son.
Yes, her husband makes delicious crepes, she says. Which inspired us to include a recipe for Rum Raisin Crépes among our choices this Mother’s Day.
Print some of these out and put them somewhere where your husband will be sure to see them. Who knows? Maybe he’ll actually get the hint.
It could happen.
Making Mom’s Day Special
Here are some other little ways to make Mom’s day special, including a few other recipe ideas.
- Let her have a some quiet time while you watch the little ones. Bring her her favorite magazines or books and let her relax for a change.
- Play her favorite CDs on the stereo, and maybe create a special mixed disc of her all-time favorite songs.
- Pour her choice of cocktail, glass of wine or other beverage.
- Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year in the restaurant business. Why not avoid the crowds and hassle, and fix her dinner at home. Grill her a steak or whatever she likes best, along with grilled fresh vegetables and whatever she wants for dessert.
- Rent or go see a “chick flick” without complaining.
- Take her out shopping, if that’s what she likes. Without complaining. (Maybe even help her pick out clothes or whatever’s on her wish list.)
- Mostly, just make her feel special and cared about.
More Mom’s Day recipes:
- Here’s another breakfast-in-bed suggestion, French Toast with Peaches and Raspberries
- If Mom would prefer something not so sweet for breakfast, this Mushroom-Spinach Strata might be something she’d fancy.
- Our Asian Grilled Tuna with Baby Zucchini recipe would make a nice dinner choice for the Mom who tends to steer clear of red meat.
- For dessert, you might try our Peach & Blueberry Shortcake recipe. We think it’s pretty fabulous. We’ll bet Mom will think it is, too.
Of course, don’t let Mom do the dishes today. Hopefully you can get some help from the kids, right? And wish Mom a happy Mother’s Day for us!