With Mother's Day fast approaching, it's time to start planning Mum a very special day. And what better way to show her how much you appreciate everything she does than to whip her up a special meal? Whether she's a morning person, a night owl, a sweet tooth or a savoury lady, here are some great ways to show Mum just how much she means.
Breakfast in bed
Set the alarm early and tiptoe into the kitchen to cook Mum a special brekkie. Even though she may like her Cornflakes most mornings, prepare something special that she can enjoy (and not worry too much about spilling) from the comfort of her bed. Our ricotta buttermilk pancakes are a great recipe idea and can be served with Mum's favourite fruits. Who doesn't love waking to the smell of buttery pancakes frying in the pan? If Mum's more savoury than sweet, she'll be seriously impressed by our baked breakfast mushrooms with chilli oil and prosciutto. You could also add our banana berry smoothie as a side. After all, Mum always made sure you started the day right – now you can make sure she does, too!
Mother's Day lunch
Whether you have a big family lunch organised, or it's just you and Mum, take the time to share a beautiful meal together. Our 5-ingredient crustless broccoli quiche makes for an easy meal to share and a great vegetarian option for those meat-free mums. Our fennel pear salad with mustard dressing is a great salad to serve alongside, as it's not too heavy but full of flavour. If you do have the whole family over, finish the meal on a sweet note with out elegant strawberry & poppyseed cake. If it's a smaller crowd, our hidden heart cake is a great option. Not only will your mum be delighted when she cuts off a slice to reveal its surprise, but she'll also be able to enjoy the leftovers as it keeps for up to three days after.
Mums love all gifts but we all know it's the ones we make that they truly cherish. With winter coming soon, why not make Mum her own hot chocolate set? Every time she pours herself a cup, she'll remember the effort you put into making it for her. Our chocolate heart biscuits mean you can write your own message on each bikkie. And if she loves her Baileys, our Irish chocolate truffles will go down a treat.