As we approach Mother’s Day, I was looking back and thinking about my original post in which I shared all the food that I made for my mom a few years ago. It was a solid post, but I failed to do one thing. I didn’t really give you the recipes to make the dishes. I gave you a menu, which was cool, but I think that post fell a wee bit short of my intended goal. Well, that is about to change right now!
I had planned a weekend full of food while she was here, which was met with some excitement and terror about how could we possibly do all that eating in such a short period of time. Even though I had planned about five or six home cooked meals I made sure that these meals could be made with fair ease. Either I had everything I needed in my house or I needed to grab a few staple items from my local store. What’s the point of having family visit if you are stuck in the kitchen the whole time?? Not conducive for spending a proper weekend with mom that is for sure!
Below are some great meal options for your upcoming weekend with your mom or any family that may visiting soon. I know summer is right around the corner and that means an onslaught of guests and visitors. Oh, just click on any of the links to get the complete recipe!
Hash with sunny-side-up eggs will never let you down. A hash full of potatoes, onions, bell peppers, steak, and topped with some sunny side eggs will always be a winner! This is totally customizable and has unlimited combinations to please any palette.
French Toast with some fresh pineapple chunks, watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries. Don’t be fooled, this is french toast with a twist! By adding a little lemon or lime zest, which provides a perfect counterpoint to the richness of french toast. Trust me, this is a game changer!
Lime Marinated Sea Bass is a fresh, flavorful, easy dish that you can put on the table in about 25 minutes. The addition of lime, garlic, wine, and cilantro really helps bring a lot of flavor to a meaty fish. Doesn’t hurt to throw this on the grill and get the edges charred and crispy. If you are looking to serve up something with the fish, then may I introduce mango salsa and roasted carrots to your party.
Pasta Bolognese is a classic Italian meat sauce with rich, deep meaty flavors that can bring joy to any dinner. Paired with some crusty garlic bread, a fresh salad, a glass of wine, and you are set!
I didn’t cover lunch because I feel like it is a perfect opportunity for a super light dish or maybe a chance to get out of the house and head to your favorite restaurant. It can be really nice to break up the routine with a lunch out or grabbing a coffee and a beloved pastry. If you feel neglected because I didn’t include at least one lunch option, well, here you go. Now you can’t complain that I didn’t give you anything! 🙂
I have learned that Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be about “stuff” and slaving away so Mom knows you are paying attention. It is about taking the time to always appreciate why your family is special to you. This is something that I have personally discussed with my Mom as well. There are three hundred and sixty-four other days to appreciate her as well, but do we? I know I don’t always stop to appreciate her. But I should and more importantly, I need to show that appreciation. Life is short and a gift, so why not take five seconds and express that gratitude?