It’s been a while since I have shared a guest post, but this article shares tips on how to make a lovely home cooked meal to celebrate Mother’s Day. The writer is from the UK where Mother’s Day is celebrated in March and since Mother’s Day is a ways off for the majority of my readers in the United States perhaps consider using these tips for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.
The 10thof March sees mums all over the country being treated to show just how much they mean to their families. Restaurants all over the UK are preparing themselves for the onslaught of bookings, as tables are booked for a lovely family meal. As much as that’s a lovely experience, why spend a fortune on a generic meal out, being ushered along by the staff to try and make the table free for the second sitting, when you can enjoy a home-cooked extravaganza at home?
With the help of ASDA Groceries, buying the produce doesn’t even need to be a chore either. Gone are the days where you have to find the will to venture to the supermarket to do your shopping – online food shopping is a convenience that every family should use, especially when it comes to that perfect Mother’s Day meal. Whip up a 3 course treat for her; she’ll love the thought that has been put into it and, as long as you follow the recipes, the meal will be delicious.
Something simple to start is in order – something that won’t overload your mum and fellow guests. Fish starters are a winner if your guests like seafood – perhaps some nice crispy prawns with a dipping sauce, or some gorgeous fresh scallops with a citrus zing.
The main thing you need to remember when deciding on your starter is that there are two more courses to go, so you need to make sure everyone has room for them!
The key to a main course is providing a sumptuous treat without over-stuffing. You don’t want your dear mum being so full up that she can’t sample your delicious dessert!
If you’re comfortable preparing it so that it’s cooked perfectly, opt for some wonderfully rich Gressingham duck breast, with a red wine reduction and some perfectly made sauté potatoes and al dente fine green beans.
When preparing the duck breast, be sure to score the fat without cutting through to the meat – enough for the fat to disperse so that you’re left with a beautiful crispy skin and perfectly pink meat to savor.
Make a delicious cheesecake, but add a dash of Baileys, or its cheaper alternative, Irish Knights Irish Country Cream, for a touch of exuberance. Melt a mix of dark and milk chocolate and swirl it over the top of the cheesecake once it’s almost set, for a little extra flair and pizzazz.
Of course, don’t forget a nice bottle of wine (or two) to enjoy during the meal, or some fruit juice for the children.
Finish with an after-dinner treat. Perhaps some beautiful coffee and some easy to make chocolate truffles. For that added zing, add a little rum to the truffles, for a special treat.
Whatever you decide to create in the kitchen for your beloved mum this Mother’s Day, buying your groceries online is the easiest thing you can do. Take the stress out of cooking at home and organize your online delivery, today.