Thanks for all the great recipes you submitted when we asked for your recipes honoring Mom in anticipation of Mother's Day this coming Sunday, May 10.Your recipe ideas and stories certainly confirmed some basic truths about mothers, such as:
Moms are creative and resourceful.
Learn to maximize your groceries by following these moms' tips. What to do with elderly bananas and avocados? Follow the leads of Anita's and Audrey's mothers by making Banana Bread or Avocado Cake.Gerald praised his mom for making great food without all the fancy gadgets and on a limited budget. She made Skillet Cabbage, combining garden items and home-canned goods.Jackie's mom excelled at making something absolutely wonderful out of simple ingredients. A supper of Ham, Cabbage and Potatoes is one of her favorites.
Moms take care of us.
Amy's mom has made Chicken Soup for as long as her daughter can remember. She loves it any time and especially when she's sick. Try homemade Chicken and Wild Rice Soup or Hearty Turkey Noodle Soup the next time you need a pick-me-up.
Rachel's mother emphasized fresh and healthy food and planned a weekly vegetarian night to ensure her kids "remained flexible and open to new things." Her mom's Sesame Broccoli was a favorite dish at their family dinner table. Try our version.
Moms like to indulge.
Jayme grew up in an Italian family and loves her mom's pasta dishes. One of her favorites is Pasta with Brie, Tomatoes and Basil - perfect when summer produce is flourishing.Carrie's grandmother had an apricot orchard and baked the best Fruit Cobblers in the summer, while D. Watson's grandmother made Sugar Pie (in a homemade pie crust) on special occasions, served with fresh fruit and plenty of strong coffee for the adults.
Moms love oats!
Kathryn's mom's Chocolate Chip Oat Bars are a big hit, and she suggests eating them for breakfast. While we're not sure we can endorse that, we do recommend them for a snack. Kathryn also suggests them as a quick bite when you're in a hurry or a welcome hostess gift.Brawlin Barista's writes that her mom's oatmeal cheers her up on a cold or grumpy day. She makes it with milk instead of water, topped with brown sugar, 2% milk, a huge handful of raisins and some walnuts. Try our Perfect Pot of Oatmeal for a happy way to start your day.
To read all the tasty ideas and fun stories readers submitted, scroll through the comments on the original post.Thanks for all the delicious ideas, and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!What's on your Mother's Day celebration menu this year?