Menu Ideas for a Special Mother's Day Lunch
Every Mother's Day weekend, it is always nice to plan for a proper celebration, whether that's a Mother's Day lunch, dinner, or even just a special dessert. And nothing says "I love you, mom!" like a special meal cooked by loving hands. While moms everywhere are delighted with anything their kids, spouses, or partners may do for them, there is something about taking things up a notch at a meal that will really make their day. This year, we are suggesting an elegant luncheon for mom, made easier with these delicious and simple to prepare Mother's Day lunch recipes!
Kir Royale Cocktail
Every celebration should start with a fancy beverage, and nothing says special like Champagne or sparkling wine. This Kir Royale adds a splash of cassis for extra fancy and a beautiful blushing color.
Cucumber Sandwiches III
You always want to have a nibble with your pre-lunch beverage, and these cucumber sandwiches are classic for a reason! Fresh and light and perfect with bubbles.
Nutty Goat Cheese Bites
Want to make some canapes that are a little unexpected? These nutty goat cheese bites will become a party favorite.
Gougeres with Ham
Gougeres is a French word for cheese puff, and these have the added punch of ham. Super easy to make, these puffed bites freeze beautifully.
Spring Asparagus Salad
Mother's Day lands in the beginning of Spring, so having a salad that celebrates the season is always a good idea. This asparagus salad is the very best expression of spring on a plate.
Strawberry Spinach Salad I
Want a salad that is a little surprising? Try this strawberry and spinach salad on its own or add some grilled chicken or poached salmon to make it a main course.
Chinese Chicken Salad III
A light entrée salad can be a terrific way to celebrate mom, and this Asian-inspired version of a chicken salad hits all the right notes.
Chef John's Quiche Lorraine
Nothing says elegant luncheon like a perfect quiche: the buttery crust, the creamy custard studded with meat or cheese or vegetables. A classic quiche Lorraine is hearty enough for a main course, but still light enough to save room for a slice of Mother's Day cake.
Savory French Crepes
Want to try something a little unexpected? How about these savory French crepes, filled with spinach, mushrooms, and cheese? It makes for a vegetarian main dish that even meat lovers will enjoy.
Lemon Chicken Piccata
Chicken may seem a bit pedestrian, but you can find dishes that will make it shine. This lemon chicken piccata is surprisingly simple to make, but has serious wow factor on the plate.
Greg's Special Rotini with Mushrooms
Many moms will tell you that a great pasta is one of their favorite dishes. And while a simple marinara is always an option, we love this really beautiful version of rotini with mushrooms and a creamy sauce.
Easy Garlic-Lemon Scallops
If you really want to up the luxury, you can't go wrong with seafood. Scallops are always a special treat. This version of seared scallops in an easy lemon-garlic sauce will be sure to please.
Mother's Day wouldn't be complete without some sweets. While chocolate-dipped strawberries are common (and always appreciated), this recipe for stuffed berries might just be the perfect way to showcase the early first strawberries of the season.
Baked Apple Roses
Every mom would love roses for Mother's Day, and this is a fun and delicious way to give her a bouquet! Baked apple roses are as tasty as they are pretty.
Mini Cheesecakes III
There might be no better finish to a Mother's Day lunch than a little individual cheesecake. This recipe is endlessly adaptable with toppings, so be sure to add whatever Mom loves most.