A Kitchen Inspired by Mom
For my birthday every year, my Mom makes me whatever it is I want. The year I turned thirteen I thought I was classy and for my birthday I wanted crab legs. To this day I’m not quite sure how I developed such a refined palette at such a young age. Despite having to work multiple jobs and scrape together cash to make ends meet, my mom made sure I got crab legs that year and whatever special meal my taste buds desired every birthday after that.
Moms have a tendency to make it happen, no matter what. That’s why Mother’s Day is so special. It’s our chance to do something special for the leading lady in our lives, no matter what.
In addition to ordering her a beautiful bouquet of flowers, I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite ideas to make Mom’s day super special. I hope they help inspire you!
- Make her breakfast in bed or brunch in her kitchen or order her something scrumptious! Whip her up a Heart-Shaped Egg-in-a-Hole and serve it on a pretty tray with a single flower blossom when she wakes up (late) on Sunday Morning. Don’t forget the coffee! If you decide to go the brunch route, serve a festive seasonal salad, decadent Double Chocolate Pancakes, or a homemade omelet. Need tips on how to create a fluffy egg and vegetable creation, look no further! Oh, and by the way, many moms love mimosas. Surprise her with this Mango Mimosa recipe. It’s fun and different from the traditional OJ.
- If you’re not into cooking, gift her something lovely or spend the afternoon lounging and DIY-ing the day away. This Cocoa-Citrus Body Butter is luscious, as is this Lavender Grapefruit Coconut Oil Lotion. Hello, spa night!
- Feeling fancy? Put on your pretty pink dress, pearls, heels and the like before skipping to the back yard for a Mother’s Day Tea Party complete with finger foods like tea sandwiches and homemade Strawberry Cream Scones. There’s a million ways to host a stupendous tea party!
- Or maybe you change it up and wine…er, wind down with mom. May I suggest something a little frilly? Rethink rosé and try one of Food & Wine’s best bottles under $15.
If your mom is like mine and she has no desire for pink, frilly, or DIY you might end up greeting her after she spends the day cruising the open road on a motorcycle for a grill-out. She’ll eat the steak, I’ll munch on veggies and all that will matter is we’re hanging out together.
I’d love to know, how will you show your mama some love this Mother’s Day? Send me an email.
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