What does every woman want on Mother’s Day? What every woman wants on Mothers Day… is a day off! What does this mean? It means that for this one day of the year, she doesn’t have to worry about what her family is going to be eating for breakfast, lunch or dinner. She can turn her brain off and know that her children, husband or significant other is going to take care of everything on this special day of the year. She can sit and relax and do whatever she wants without being preoccupied with taking care of the family.
It is with my great pleasure to give your some great, super-easy, Mothers Day menu ideas that anyone can make if you know basic safety around a hot stove & oven and can lift a skillet. Shop the day before and be thinking of each meal you want to prepare.
As with any meal, be sure to set the table with napkins, utensils, drinks, and condiments prior to serving your food. Preparing a meal is all about thinking ahead to what someone is going to need to enjoy their food.
Mothers Day Breakfast menu ideas for Mothers Day:
- Scrambled Eggs – simply melt butter or olive oil in pan, scramble some eggs, add some cheese if you like, pour in hot pan, stir gently, add salt and pepper as desired & SERVE.
- Eggs in a Blanket – butter both sides of a piece of bread, then tear out a hole in the center of the bread. Cook this slice of bread in medium heat skillet until golden on bottom. More butter may be added to skillet. Flip bread with hole over on the other side, add 1 egg to the hole in the middle of the bread, cover skillet with foil to help cook the top of the egg. Flip over if necessary to cook egg entirely. Season with Salt & Pepper to taste & SERVE.
- Ham steaks – go to the grocery deli and ask for some ham sliced thick, or buy some canadian bacon in the packaged meat department. Melt some butter in hot pan, add ham steaks – do not flip until you have some color on that ham. Flip. SERVE.
- Sausage – cook the same as ham steaks, these take a little longer. As the saying goes, “NO COLOR NO FLAVOR” – so resist the urge to server before you get some color on that sausage – if need be – turn heat to medium high to achieve that color. SERVE.
- Sliced Tomatoes – great for breakfast with a little salt and hot sauce
- grits – follow the directions on the box – I recommend adding salt to water & cheddar cheese to the grits AFTER they have cooked thoroughly. SERVE.
- Oatmeal – Cook according to directions on box, add cream, brown sugar and some fresh fruit. SERVE.
- Frozen Hashbrowns – you can buy frozen hash browns just like they have at McDonalds in the frozen potatoes section of your grocery store. Simply butter both sides while frozen, place in skillet & cook on medium until browned, flip & repeat. Salt to taste. SERVE.
- Gourmet Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup – Get high quality cheddar cheese or Swiss cheese or both – butter one side of the bread, place in hot skillet, add cheese slices (about 3), you can even add a thin slice of onion & tomato, then another slice of cheese. Top with another piece of bread that has butter on one side, butter side up. Cook on medium heat until brown, flip over gently with spatula, cook 2nd side until browned. Cut in half and SERVE. Warm the soup in a pot and SERVE.
- Any kind of soup & sandwich is good.
- Hot Tuna Macaroni Salad – boil some small type of small pasta – macaroni, penne, or rotini (spiral) according to package directions. Drain 3 -4 cans of tuna, dump in bowl. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of mayonnaise for every can of tuna you are using. Add some salt, pepper, onion salt or real diced onions, celery salt or real diced celery to the tuna in large bowl. Drain the pasta, and add to the tuna bowl. Mix well & SERVE with sliced tomatoes & crackers.
- Salad made with all kinds of fun things from the refrigerator – anything goes. Be sure to add some type of cheese and and maybe even some canned tuna or rolled up and sliced lunch meat to the salad.
- Baked Potatoes, both white and sweet – it goes without saying that these are easy to prepare and always a hit. Clean potatoes, poke with fork. Wrap Sweet Potato in foil to keep from the potatoe juices from smoking up your oven. If you are really trying to impress, dry off white potatoes, rub oil and salt on exterior. Cook on 350 degrees in oven for up to 2 hours. You can bake and forget about these. They are ready when you can squeeze them easily. SERVE with butter. (Sour Cream, Salt & Pepper for white potatoes)
- Roasted chicken – buy white chicken breast on the bone. Rinse under cold water, pat dry with paper towels, rub with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in oven with potatoes the last hour (it only takes about 45, give or take to roast this to perfection) Look for when the skin turns golden and crisp. SERVE.
- Steaks – grill or cook in a large flat skillet with butter. Be sure to season steaks with salt and pepper first, then add to HOT skillet. Don’t flip until you have some color on the bottom of steaks. “NO COLOR NO FLAVOR”.
- Salmon – simply buy some teriyaki marinade – marinate salmon for at least 2 hours. Cook in oven at 350 for 20 minutes or in slightly covered skillet until the top of salmon doesn’t look translucent anymore, or you can pull flesh apart with fork easily.
- Vegetable – easiest are asparagus & spinach – If you are cooking spinach you’ll want a large pan and cook the whole bunch as it cooks down to nothing. Simply heat some olive oil in pan, add some garlic, then add cleaned spinach or asparagus with bottoms cut off. Cover with pan with lid or foil. Stir Spinach often. Asparagus can be mixed just a couple times. Cook until asparagus is tender. Cook Spinach until leaves are wilted. Season with either Lemon Juice or salt & pepper. SERVE.
- Salad – anything goes – that’s the fun of a salad. SERVE.
- Sliced bread with softened butter. SERVE.
- Fresh fruit & whipped cream
- Rootbeer Floats – add scoops of vanilla ice cream to a large glass, pour root beer over. SERVE with a spoon.
- Banana Split – scoop some neapolitan ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry) in a large bowl, slice banana in half lengthwise and place on sides of ice cream. Top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and a maraschino cherry on top.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the women that do so much for our families 364 days a year! Today is your day! Relax, we got it.