Six Simple Recipes That Are Perfect for Mother’s Day

by Dylan Bartlett

Due to coronavirus, everyone needs to practice self-isolation. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate your mom on Mother’s Day!

Whether you want to say thanks to a mother, grandma, or aunt, you can show your gratitude through food. If you don’t live at home, simply prepare a few options and stage a no-contact drop-off.

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Take a look at a few recipes that you can make for Mother’s Day.

1. Roasted Garlic Chicken

Why not go all out with a beautifully roasted chicken? It’s a perfect option for leftovers, and that helps when your mom doesn’t like to cook. Plus, you can use a smaller chicken if you don’t want to make too much for one person.

This recipe calls for a few simple ingredients, but feel free to add and remove items as you please. If your mother prefers less spice, you can adjust accordingly.

Then, whip up a huge helping of mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. Make sure to wrap your chicken in a layer of aluminum foil so that it stays fresh.

2. Shrimp Linguine Puttanesca

There’s no better comfort food than a plate of pasta. This delicious dish starts with a bed of al dente linguine. You’ll top your noodles with olives, tomatoes and shrimp, which is then tossed in a mixture of garlic and olive oil.

Compared to other proteins, shrimp offers unique vitamins and minerals and a low calorie count. It’s not only yummy but healthy, too!

Plus, unlike alfredo or lasagna, your mom can choose to re-heat this dinner. It’s tasty at any temperature. That aspect makes it a terrific choice for a quick meal later in the day. Feel free to bake a loaf of garlic bread, too.

3. Blackberry Peach Rum Pie

You can’t serve dinner without dessert, and everyone will love this fruit-filled pie. It starts with a classic pie crust. Then, you’ll add fresh peaches and blackberries, which taste delectable after any main dish.

A few ounces of black rum offer a new twist that elevates this pie’s flavor profile. Feel free to substitute other fruits, like strawberries, if you want to change it up. And don’t forget to buy a pint of vanilla ice cream!

4. Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

These tender, juicy pork chops are a delicious way to celebrate Mother’s Day. When you’re at the supermarket, pick up four center-cut boneless pork chops, the best option if you want to avoid a tough, chewy dinner.

For the rub, you’ll use a mixture of spices to create a yummy sweet and spicy flavor. The pork chops take about 10 minutes to cook, so you can prepare a few side dishes, too.

5. Creamy Potato Soup

This potato soup recipe takes creaminess to a new level. It only takes 30 minutes to make, so feel free to do so ahead of time. Aside from potatoes, you’ll use broth and milk to create a rich base.

Once it’s finished, be sure to pack up a few toppings, such as cheese, bacon and chives. Your relative can add to their soup as they please. Plus, there’s sure to be a ton of leftovers!

If you want to go a step further, bake a fresh loaf of sourdough bread to dip.

6. Quiche Lorraine

Here’s a terrific idea for a Mother’s Day brunch! This quiche combines chopped bacon and shredded Gruyère for a sophisticated flavor. It’s utterly decadent, and is best served with a cup of coffee. What’s simpler than that?

Although this quiche takes about 40 minutes to bake, it’s well worthwhile. Plus, like other tarts, you can cover this quiche with saran wrap to quickly transport it to your relative’s house.

Try These Easy Recipes for Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, whip up one or more of these easy recipes. After all, there’s no better gift than a bag full of food that’s delivered right to her doorstep.

Dylan Bartlett is a blogger from the City of Brotherly Love writing about recipes, health and wellness, and similar topics on his site, Just a Regular Guide. Follow his Twitter @a_regular_guide for frequent updates!