May Monthly Mouthful

This month we wanted to honor our wonderful mothers and all they do in and out of the kitchen. Unfortunately, it must be a busy blogging week because we didn’t get our usual slew of responses. We are VERY grateful to those of you who did participate and we appreciate you continuing to indulge our silly questions month after month.

This month, we asked bloggers:

Do you plan on cooking for your mom this Mother’s Day? Please tell us why it’s such a special dish and why your mom is so great!

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Stef from The Cupcake Project
I wish my mom lived in town so I could cook for her. We are planning on cooking for my mother-in-law, though. There will likely be some bready item (french toast, pancakes, or waffles) served with pure maple syrup (I’m in the “if it’s not the real thing, don’t bother” camp) and some eggy item. There will also definitely be Bloody Marys. We’ve got to serve Mom’s favorite drink!

Gilli from So So Simple Food
May 13th is Mothers Day in New Zealand. My dear Mother is long gone from us unfortunately, but if she was alive I would make her a nice roast lamb dinner with roast potatoes, kumara, pumpkin and peas. Served with a homemade mint sauce and gravy.And continuing on the New Zealand theme, dessert would probably be a pavlova.

In my case, my son would probably cook for me his favourite at the moment, a Moroccan lamb tagine. He was given a clay tagine for his birthday, so he is really hooked on it. He reckons it is the best tool in his kitchen.

Our son-in-law would make a luscious cake. Of course all the women in our family are Mothers so it’s boys (except for my husband, who can only cook toast) on the case.
It will be a long lunch washed down with lots of lovely New Zealand wines. I like Mothers Day a lot.

Ruth from Once Upon a Feast
My mother passed away many years ago, so I won’t be doing anything for her. My most memorable Mother’s Day gift from my daughters was when they were young…too young to be allowed to cook, so…I was awaked before 6am…they were excited (I think they were 6 & 4)…with chocolate Quick, and some cold cereal on a tray. The expression on their faces was priceless and is with me many years later.

Jessie from Cakespy
Alas, a country and then some separates us (I’m in Seattle, she’s in Puerto Rico)–but if I were there I’d make her famous silver cake, a beautiful and delightfully moist layer cake topped with a creamy buttercream frosting, of course in pink because pink tastes better than any other color frosting! Why is she so great? Well, you read the cake description. She would always make that for our special occasions, so why not make it as a tribute on her special day! Plus, it’s a cake that you won’t stop eating–breakfast, lunch AND dinner–til it’s gone!

Hillary from Chew on That

I would love to be able to say I’m making my mom a fantastic Mother’s Day brunch but let’s be honest, I think my mom would prefer to go to Walker Brothers (a local pancake house). So, that’s what we’re doing! She loves the omelets and pancakes there so we might as well give her what she wants! Oh well. Maybe I’ll try and hone my brunch skills so I can cook her something amazing next year…

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Contest ends May 14.

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  • mike hunter

    I make my mother a wonderful Italian dinner every mothers day. I have a cook book from RAOS restaurant in NYC, its awesome.

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