A special meal for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this weekend and we will be showing love and appreciation for all they do for us.

Mother’s Day is this weekend and we will be showing love and appreciation for all they do for us.

One of the top gifts for mothers are roses. Second would be to take her out for a special meal or to stay at home if you having a full table.

Of course, Mother’s Day special cards, bought, or homemade by children, would top the list of goodies on her day of thanks.

I think every day should be Mother’s Day to honour these women and what they have done. They gave birth, raised and nurtured us. Perhaps the best gift they pass along is their love.

Maybe one of the nice things you could do for mom is to cook her a wonderful breakfast, lunch and dinner.

You don’t need to be a fancy cook to prepare something pretty tasty for good ol’ mom and you already know what she likes to eat, so jump in the mixing bowl and come up with something she will appreciate.

It will certainly put you up on the brownie points ladder if you were to pick up a dozen roses, or some flowers at least.

White carnations are often worn on mothers day.

Let’s start with breakfast for mom, in bed, if that’s what she would like, or at the family table.

You could do her favourite cereal with some tasty fresh, big blueberries or pancakes, perhaps. Then there’s bacon and eggs, an omelet or just a bowl of fresh fruit with yogurt.

My suggestion for lunch would not be a peanut butter and banana sandwich, although it may be something that some of the younger cooks in the family could create.

It is good to have all members of the family help with the cooking or with the dishes … and don’t forget, mom does not do housework on that day.

Got it!

I think a nice roasted vegetable and cheese quiche would please mom.

It’s pretty simple to make and from start to finish you could be satisfying her lunch appetite in about one-and-a-half hours.

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Roasted Vegetable

and

Cheese Quiche

12 ounces of frozen pastry, thawed

1 red onion cut in quarters

1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut up

1 yellow pepper

1 zucchini cut in thick slices

2 tbsp olive oil

2 large eggs

4 ounces of cream

4 ounces of mature cheddar cheese

Take the thawed pastry and roll it into a deep dish flan tin, 10 inch, heat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the pastry for about 15 minutes.

Put the veggies on a baking sheet that you have drizzled with oil.

Roast for about 20 minutes until starting to get a little charred.

Take out and separate onion, then cut your oven down to about 180 degrees.

Take a bowl and whisk the eggs with milk then stir in the cheese, you can put in some fresh oregano, thyme or chives … a few herbs to enrich the flavour.

Put the vegetables over the bottom of the pastry and pour over the egg mixture … bake for up to 35 minutes.

This will make a fantastic lunch for mom and the rest of household.

Take some time to appreciate that which your mother has done for you.

Thanks mothers. I wish for a special day for you, God Bless! ye for now and Good Cooking.

Ken Wilson is a freelance columnist with the Tribune/Weekend Advisor.

 

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