Mother’s Day is fast approaching, but with all the excitement comes a little bit of pressure. What can we get mom that will show her how much we love her (not to mention that we have our act together) this Mother’s Day?
We wanted to make sure we got it right, so we asked moms. Lots of moms. All across the country. And, we found that mom wants a home-cooked meal more than anything else. Whether you’re cooking for mom or with mom this Mother’s Day, we agree that she’s onto something: there’s nothing better than staying in and cooking together. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite foolproof recipes to share with mom. AND, we’ve created a suite of printable (and colorable!) Mother’s Day treats to make the meal even more special.
Click here to download all of our Mother’s Day printables including a custom Mother’s Day card, menu, and place cards. Then hand them off to the kids with some crayons, colored pencils, or markers so they can personalize the cards and set the perfect table. Next, get to cooking!
We’ve set the menu for the whole day so you can surprise mom day or night. There are three foolproof recipes below that you can cook with or without the kids: one for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for dinner. Take your pick (or choose all three!)
Breakfast: Cinnamon French Toast
2 Cups Whole Milk
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
8 1-Inch-Thick Slices Day-Old Pullman Bread
4 Tablespoons Butter
Lunch: Landscape Tart
1 Box Puff Pastry, Thawed
1 Egg (For Egg Wash)
½ Cup Crème Fraiche or Sour Cream
TOPPINGS (pick your favorites – here are some of ours)
Cherry Tomatoes, Quartered & De-seeded
Bacon, Thinly Sliced
Ramps, Cleaned & Trimmed
Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
Fresh Greens, For Garnish
Dinner: Crispy Cod & Cabbage Slaw Tacos
4 Cod Fillets
¾ Cup Corn Flour
10 Flour Tortillas
4 Ounces Cubed Pineapple
½ Pound Green Cabbage
3 Tablespoons Pepitas
¼ Cup Mexican Crema
1 Tablespoon Mexican Spice Blend (Garlic Powder, Ancho Chile Powder, Smoked Paprika, Ground Cumin & Dried Mexican Oregano)
Cooking something else for Mother’s Day? Tell us in the comment section!