Mother’s Day Recipes

 Mother's Day is a day focused solely on mom, what she wants and, most importantly, what she wants to eat! Most moms are super happy being waited on hand and foot, so plan a brunch or dinner with dishes that she loves and that are somewhat easy to eat and serve. Here are some favorite Mother's Day recipes to try this year for mom - they are bound to be crowd-pleasers and favorites for years to come.
 Mother's Day breakfast recipes for the kids and dad to make together:
Breakfast Eggs and Bread: A yummy Mother's Day recipe that the entire family will love.
  •  2 tubes (8 oz. ea.) refrigerated crescent rolls
  •  4 oz. cooked bacon
  •  4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  •  1/2 cup milk
  •  8 eggs
  •  1/4 tsp. salt
  •  Dash pepper
  •  1/4 cup(s) chopped tomatoes
  •  2 tbsp. chopped yellow onion
  •  1 tsp. butter
  •  1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
 Place each crescent role side by side on a greased sheet with long side touching. Lay bacon down the center third of the rectangles. Beat the cream cheese and milk until smooth, beat in one yolk, salt, pepper, tomatoes and onion. In a large pan, melt the butter and add all eggs to scramble, add milk mixture. Spoon over the crescents and sprinkle with cheese. Fold dough over each other from each side, closing the entire roll. Pinch the ends. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
Vegetable and Goat Cheese Tart: A favorite among Mother's Day brunch recipes, this tart is easy to make and very seasonal.
  •  1 store-bought pie crust
  •  All-purpose flour
  •  2 broccoli florets, washed and chopped
  •  3 large tomatoes, chopped and deseeded
  •  5 spring onions, chopped
  •  3 tablespoons olive oil
  •  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  •  1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  •  8 ounces fresh goat cheese, softened
  •  1/4 cup plain yogurt
  •  1/4 cup heavy cream
  •  1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  •  1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  •  3 large eggs
 Roll out pie crust and floured surface until it's 12" round. Place in a pie dish and press sides and bottoms into pan. Bake according to directions and allow to cool. Toss vegetables with olive oil and bake on foil lined baking sheet at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Whisk cheese and remaining ingredients and pour over vegetables in a large pan. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and serve warm.
Stuffed Chicken and Asparagus: This is one of the best Mother's Day dinner recipes to make for a family meal.
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 
  •  1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped fresh asparagus 
  •  1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste 
  • 4 slices deli ham 
  •  1/2 cup shredded gouda cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided 
  • 2 cups chicken broth 
  •  1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice 
  •  2 tomatoes, chopped and deseeded
  •  1 celery stalk, chopped
  •  1 small onion, chopped
 Pound the chicken until they are about 1/4 inch thick. Cook the asparagus, garlic salt and pepper in a large skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Lay out each piece of chicken on a flat working surface. Place a piece of ham on each breast and spoon asparagus on top and sprinkle cheese on top. Roll each breast and secure with toothpicks. Place chicken in a baking dish and top each breast with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. While chicken is cooking, bring broth and one tablespoon of butter to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in rice, tomatoes, celery and onion and simmer for about 20 minutes, until rice is cooked. Remove and let rice stand. Serve with chicken.
Shrimp and Arugula: A light Mother's Day recipe to serve as a starter for dinner or brunch.
  •  1 tbsp. olive oil
  •  1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  •  1/2 cup onion, sliced
  •  1 garlic clove, minced
  •  1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined (frozen is fine, but thawed)
  •  4 cups baby arugula
  •  Salt and pepper to taste
  •  1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
 Cook tomatoes and onion in a large pan with oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook until opaque, about 3 minutes. Add arugula, salt and pepper and toss until the lettuce is wilted. Add lemon juice and toss. Serve with couscous or as is. 
Blueberry and Cream Crepes: Finish off Mother's Day with a yummy dessert.
 For the Crepes:
  •  3/4 cup and 2 tbsp. whole milk
  •  5 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  •  2 large eggs
  •  1 cup and 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  •  1/4 tsp. salt
  •  3 tbsp. canola oil
  •  Confectioners' sugar
 For the Filling :
  •  16 oz. cottage cheese
  •  4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  •  1/2 cup and 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  •  1 tsp. vanilla
  •  1 cup fresh blueberries 
 For the Sauce:
  •  2 cups fresh blueberries
  •  6 1/2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  •  1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  •  2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  •  1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  •  Pinch of salt
 Make the crepe batter first. Whisk milk, 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons of butter and eggs in a bowl. Whisk in flour and salt and set aside. To make the sauce, stir blueberries, sugar, butter, juice, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until berries release juices. Set aside. To make the filling, puree cheeses, sugar and vanilla in a food processor. Transfer to a bowl and add blueberries. To make the crepes, stir the remaining butter and oil in a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup for cooking. Heat a nonstick skillet and warm the remaining butter/oil. Pour 1/4 cup batter into pan and cook until lightly browned. Flip and cook again. Transfer to plate and continue through the rest of the batter. Spoon two tablespoons of filling into each crepe. Fold over sides and roll and finish all crepes. Fry each crepe, about two minutes on each side. Spoon warm sauce over the top and sprinkle with sugar.
 Mother’s Day recipe ideas are a great way to show mom you love her and to make a meal that the entire family will love. For everyone you won't celebrate with on the day, don't forget to schedule thoughtful Mother's Day ecards to all the moms in your life! 
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