There is less than a week to go before Mothering Sunday, which means those who have not organised something to do to spoil your mum need to come up with a plan pronto.
If you are intending to meet up with your whole family to celebrate your ma, why not consider getting outside caterers in Reading to whip up a storm for you and your loved ones? That way you can enjoy the special day without having to worry about cooking something delicious too.
However, whether you like to get creative in the kitchen or prefer to leave it to the professionals, here are some recipes you might consider that’ll be great for Mother’s Day.
There is nothing fancier than a high tea, which is why it is the perfect choice to spoil your mum with.
Enjoy tucking into quaint finger sandwiches and bite-sized vol au vents before indulging in traditional scones with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam. Those with a sweet tooth will love a selection of mini éclairs and cakes, washed down perfectly with a cup of tea.
Children could prepare their mothers something special from the moment they wake up with a delicious brunch. Whether you make your mum’s favourite eggs, smash out some pancakes, or bring her a full English in bed, she is bound to love the gesture.
A recipe that will be a hit with young kids as well as mums, is waffles with hot chocolate sauce, fried bananas and ice-cream. This brunch is certainly a treat, but a great one to get the youngsters involved and make them feel like they are doing something special for their mummy.
There’s something about a roast dinner that brings all the family together, which is why making one on Mothering Sunday is a good idea.
A slow-roasted beef with mustard potatoes recipe is sure to go down well with your mum, while a roasted leg of lamb with feta, olives and pistachios is a twist on a classic springtime meal.
If you want something a little lighter, why not opt for a salmon dish? This BBQ salmon and Brussels bake, from The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, is not only delicious, but also a great choice for a mum who is on a health kick at the moment.
Quick but scrumptious meal
Those who plan to take their mother out for the day will need a recipe that is quick to cook but still tastes scrumptious.
In this case, what about a simple, but delicious, pasta dish? Smoked salmon and vodka gnocchi is sure to be a hit, while lemon ricotta ravioli or spring pea carbonara would also go down well.
Don’t forget puddings!
One part of the meal that both mums and children will love is the pudding, so don’t forget this when planning your meal.
Get the kids involved in baking to create some heartfelt lavender shortbread heart-shaped biscuits; show off your Bake Off skills with Mary Berry’s coffee and walnut cake; or really indulge her with a fudgy salted chocolate cake.