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Friday, May 12, 2023

Mother's Day is coming! Cook mom a delicious dinner to show you care.

While it may seem easier to go out to eat, Mother's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for any restaurant! And for good reason, it is hard to convince mom that you are celebrating her, when she is the one cooking the meal. But we have some fun recipes to share that are not only delicious, they are really (no really!) easy to make, come and take a look. 

One of the easiest ways to make any dinner seem special is to begin with a starter course, and I have two suggestions that are not only easy, they are beautiful and easy to make. Come and take a look at how easy it will be to show mom just how much she is loved!

The artichokes are easy to cook ahead (the day before), then simply stir together the sauce for Of Artichokes with a Savory Sauce at the last minute. You may serve this chilled, or if desired warm the cooked artichokes lightly in the microwave.

Or if she loves a fruit starter, this Fresh Pear with Gorgonzola Balsamic Vinegar and Toasted Walnuts  will definitely put a smile on her face. 

The main course can be anything she loves from a roast or ham to pasta or even  something from the grill. Come and take a look. 

A baked ham is so easy! Plus it goes with so many other easy to make side dishes. And the best part for a new cook, no gravy to worry about! But I do have a festive sauce that is easy to make to serve with the ham...

If the weather is warm and dry where you are, a BBQ would also be delicious. Plus it saves on clean-up in the kitchen...and anything grilled is always a fun meal to serve everyone in celebration of Mother's Day. 

If your mom loves pizza, how about these Grilled Cheese Pizza Bombs, so easy on the Grill! Also these are just plain fun!

Or is salad is more to her liking, this 
Grilled Chicken Feta and Strawberry Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is the one to try!

For something a bit more exotic, how about Pork Chops with Scallions, tender grilled pork chops finished on the stove for perfect tenderness!

How about a pasta dish?

This comfortable plate of spaghetti only takes one pot and a few minutes hands on prep time. One Pot Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef, is easy enough for anyone to make! Plus if mom loves pasta, she will love this dish! Pass the Parmesan...

It is not Chinese, and it is not (traditional) spaghetti. But what it is is delicious! Chinese Spaghetti is easy and just a little bit different, we think mom will enjoy it as much as we do. 

A bit more work, but so delicious! Steak Pizzaiola is the one to show mom she is loved, just add a glass of red wine and a the way, this recipe calls for a chuck steak making is budget friendly too.

Side dishes are some of the easiest to cook, and yet, the hardest to think of! But my guess is, one or two of the following suggestions would round out the meal and make mom feel pretty special. 

Butter and Cinnamon Glazed Carrots are an easy favorite to offer. If time is short it is easy to start with a package of frozen carrots and once cooked, simply make the glaze...

Easy Baked Mushrooms with Thyme and Garlic are just that, easy! No last minute worries, when you slide this dish into the oven to cook. 

Rustic Olive Oil and Parmesan Cheese Mashed Potatoes will surprise you! They are earthy and delicious, and would go perfectly with just about any roast or ham you sat them next to...

To salad or not to salad, I will let you decide! But here is a tasty list of non-lettuce salads to consider!

But no holiday celebrations is complete without dessert! If you prefer to take the heat off the cook for the day and purchase a dessert, I completely understand! After all, there is only so much time, and everyone should enjoy in the celebration. But if you want to make a dessert or special treat you might consider one of the following...

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie is what would result if chocolate chip cookies and pie became one! Yes, do add a bit of whipped cream!

This Brown Sugar Sour Cream Banana Bread could also be called "cake" it is that tender! Plus you can bake it the day before, making it easy for the cook to have a relaxed day. 

Nothing is easier than a dessert that will serve itself! And this Root Beer Float Punch Bowl will make that happen. This is so much fun, you might want to be prepared to refill the punch bowl!

But if you are looking for chocolate and or cheesecake, I invite you to take a look at this list...

And with these homemade favorites shared, from our family to yours, we wish a wonderful celebration to all the Mother's, that we are fortunate enough to be loved by! 



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