Mother’s day dinner ideas are plentiful, you only have to turn your mind and search the Internet. On a more personal note, I’ve found that preparing homemade meals for my mom at home is one of the best ways to show my mother how much I love her. Whether it’s a simple home-cooked meal for her or elaborate Mothers day Dinner ideas involving several recipes, I feel like I’m doing my best to show my mother how grateful I am for all she has done for me.
I think a lot of women take time out of their busy schedules to make food for their family. In my case, I like to sit down at the computer and come up with the best and most creative ideas first. Doing this saves me a ton of time in the kitchen and I get to spend more time with my kids. Once you’ve come up with the idea, you can then spend time finding good recipes and the best ingredients.
Don’t feel limited by what you think your family likes. There are literally thousands of different Mother’s day dinner ideas. From comfort food to exotic food, there is something for everyone. If you want to try something new this year, try incorporating some Asian ingredients. You might be surprised at the variety of recipes available online.
Another good thing about trying new foods is that you get to learn new things. My mom has always cooked spaghetti, rice, stir fry, and other traditional meals. I’m going to try out some Chinese foods today just to see how my Chinese daughter reacts to it. She seems to really enjoy some of the dishes, even though she claims that it tastes like metal. She usually orders extra rice when we make any Chinese meals because it tastes so good.
- Honey Baked Chicken*
- Salisbury Steaks.
- Beef Str0ganoff*
- Taco Salad
One thing that I like to do with Mother’s day dinner ideas is to make a dish where mom’s favorite deserts are used as ingredients. For example, this past year I made an amazing lasagna. The base of the lasagna is made of leftover vegetables from last night’s dinner and mom loves cheese. We added some homemade tomato sauce and some shredded zucchini to keep it from sticking together as it cooks.
Once the base is cooked, we added some broccoli and parmesan cheese and cooked it on the top rack of the oven for about an hour. When the cheeses are melted, we poured a small amount of olive oil over it to help it stick to the bottom. Then mom added sliced portabellini mushrooms, followed by a sliced roasted red pepper, followed again by a drizzle of olive oil over the top. Then off she went to dinner. She loved it!