Celebrate Mom’s Day Weekend Special

Mom_SusieIt’s Mother’s Day this weekend. How will you make her day special? A girls’ day out at the spa? A fabulous hike on her favorite path? Shop ‘til you drop at the mall? A long lazy lunch, brunch or dinner? Some of the above? All of the above? Or something else entirely?

Here are a few delicious ideas the weekend, starting with brunch or lunch. For a new and different take on the classic pancake, try my Tostadas with Avocado Crema & Black Bean Salsa. If your mom loves caviar and/or smoked salmon, then you will want to try my Savory Blinis or Latkes with a dab of sour cream, a sliver of smoked salmon and a bit of caviar.Mom_Brenda_Susie

Then again, maybe brunch with mom demands Quiche or some variation of a cheese and egg pie. Perhaps you’ll cook up my Spinach Ricotta Pie, Tarte à l’Oignon (Onion Tart) or Asparagus & Goat Cheese Tart.

For something sweet and creamy, give my Honeyed Apricots with Creamy Yogurt, Panna Cotta with Strawberries or Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup.

And for dessert, I love Lemon Scones. Serve them plain or add your favorite jam and clotted cream. Perhaps you’ll let them eat cake, Blueberry Crumb Cake. It is delicious. Maybe you’ll try my Apple Muffins. After all, a muffin is just a cupcake without frosting.mom_susie_70s - 02

Maybe you are more the dinner type. How about a spicy, south of the border feast. Start with tasty Tostadas with Avocado Crema & Black Bean Salsa or Grilled Corn, Black Bean & Cheese Quesadillas with Fresh Tomato Salsa.

When you are ready to sit at the table, toss up a Caesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons. After all, legend has it that this go-to salad was invented Tijuana in the early 1920’s.

mom_susie_CA_01Grilled Rib Eye or Grilled Swordfish with Chimichurri. maybe you prefer your Grilled Swordfish with Tequila-Lime Butter. Be sure to round out your cookout with some Grilled Balsamic Vegetables.

If you are not ready to break out the grill and want something cozy, try my Pork Mole and Quinoa with Sweet Potato and Spinach.

Top off your dinner with something sweet. Maybe you’ll try my New Hampshire Mud Pie or Caramel Sundaes with Sweet & Salty Pecans. It’s too early for local berries but strawberries are on special in my local supermarket. Strawberry Shortcakes with Cardamom Cream might be a good idea. But if your mom is a chocoholic, then you must try by Double Trouble Chocolate-Orange Cupcakes.

Happy day to you and your mom! Bon appétit!

How will you celebrate Mother’s Day? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going

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© Susan W. Nye, 2015

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