Mother’s Day Lunch: Mother’s Day Ideas to Make Her Feel Special
By Amanda Stokes
Mother’s day lunch can be anything from a picnic to a 5-star restaurant. But, what about thinking outside of the common Mother’s Day ideas and combine High Tea Elegance with music and fun? Here’s how…
Mother’s Day Ideas
When do we use the fine china these days? Mother’s day is a great time to do so along with place setting cards with poetry and a yummy, yet elegant, meal.
First, let’s make the table as elegant as possible. Here’s an excellent excuse to drag out that fine china and crystal and spread it all out on top of a linen table cloth. Got silver? Use it too and bring back the days when everyone used china and silver all the time.
Don’t have china and silver? Borrow some from mom… chances are she has some and would love it if you used it (because it’s probably just sitting in her cabinet feeling lonely.)
Be sure to include place cards that designate where everyone is seated and a fresh bouquet of flowers in the center for color and fragrance.
Mother’s Day Lunch
Next, let’s discuss some good Mother’s Day recipes. The first thing that comes to mind that I love to make is a frittata because it’s easy to make, yet is unusual enough to make an impression.
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon green onions
1 clove garlic (optional)
2 medium mushrooms
1/4 cup spinach
1 teaspoon red pepper
1/4 cup cooked chicken, turkey or salmon
salt and pepper
cooking oil for saute’
Whip 7 eggs in a bowl and add cream. Set aside.
Grate cheese. Set aside.
In a skillet which can be put into the oven (iron skillet works great), saute’ (over medium heat) the onions and garlic until soft and then add the rest of the vegetables and cook until they’re soft. Add the meat (chicken, turkey or salmon) and cook until warm. Spread entire mixture out over bottom of skillet.
Gently pour the egg mixture to the skillet, top with cheese and continue cooking on the stove for 5 minutes (this cooks the bottom on the fritatta.) Then, put the whole thing in the oven under the broiler for another 5 minutes, or until the top is lightly brown and fluffy. Let sit for a minute before serving. Serves 6.
To complement the fritatta (and add color to the plate,) add something green like a salad, steamed asparagus or broccoli and a sliced tomato.
To really make this Mother’s Day lunch stand out, let’s look at turning the meal into a 3-course adventure on the next page…