Mothers give the best of their years to raise and care for their children. We all have fond memories of tasty food being piled on to our plates. What better way to celebrate Mother’s day than by donning an apron and serving out a lip-smacking meal. Begin with a steaming soup, full of healthy vegetables and an exotic appetizer.
A meaty dish would be perfect for the main course. No meal is complete without a salad so serve a fresh salad along the side. Finish up with homemade bitter chocolate ice cream. Treat your mom to these fantastic Mother’s day dinner recipes to make it a memorable day.
Delicious Mother’s Day Dinner Recipes
This mild soup has plenty of green in it. You can use any fresh green vegetables you have at hand. Spring onions, courgettes, fresh green peas, broad beans, green beans, spinach and cabbage are good choices.
Use at least 4-5 different vegetables for this recipe along with any type of small pasta. Cooked in vegetable stock and served with crusty bread, your mother is certain to enjoy the freshness of this simple soup.
Cucumber And Avocado Salad
This is a light refreshing salad full of nutritious ingredients. It is also quick and easy to make. The beans have to be dropped in boiling water and cooked till tender but crisp. The cucumber and avocado cubes are tossed with the crunchy green beans and drizzled with fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. A sprinkling of black pepper can perk up the dish.
Surprise your mother with some exotic fare. Paired with the summer soup, this appetizer will liven up the table. You can use fresh or frozen prawns.
The prawns are stir-fried with garlic, shallots, red chillies and a dash of lemon juice. Adjust the spice to suit your palate. Seasoned with white pepper and fresh sweet basil leaves, this dish is certain to get the digestive juices flowing.
Hamburger Cheese Casserole
After all the vegetables, a little meat would be welcome at the table. This cheesy-meaty bake is perfect comfort food and can be prepared the day before. It takes around an hour to prepare and bake. Lean ground beef is cooked with onion and mixed with tomato sauce and spices.
Cottage cheese, sour cream, green onions and sweet peppers are stirred together and set aside. Layers of bell-shaped campenelle pasta, meat and cottage cheese mixture are arranged in a casserole and baked. The combination of pasta and meat along with the richness of the cheese sauce make a very filling main course.
Bitter Chocolate Ice Cream
You will need an ice cream maker for this recipe. Milk is boiled and mixed with good quality dark chocolate (70%) and cocoa powder. A beaten mixture of egg yolks and sugar is added to the milk and churned in an ice cream maker.
Once frozen, it should be placed in the freezer for a day. Make the ice cream a day or two before Mother’s day. When serving, sprinkle the scoops of ice cream with chopped mixed nuts like almonds and hazelnuts.