Mother's Day Recipes

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Recipes

A Cheerios and grape jelly omelet. A bouquet of fresh flowers that look suspiciously like the begonias you planted in the yard last week. A construction paper card, written in crayon with crossed-out words that makes you cry more than anything from Hallmark ever could. These are the simple joys of Mother’s Day. But if your little ones are a bit too little to treat you to a pampered, relaxing, day of delight, you can still make Mother’s Day an occasion to celebrate by spending some quality kitchen time together. And as we’ve shared stories of our favorite Mother’s Day recipes, now let us share some enjoyable activities for the whole family that will make for a Mother’s Day to remember.

Perfect for any age, the kids will delight in helping create a sugar cookie “pizza.” And don’t forget to use the delicious taste of Kerrygold Unsalted Butter in your sugar cookies. Sugar cookie pizzas are easy to prepare, and the options for decorating are endless. Top them with cream cheese and a fruit smiley face with berries for the eyes and nose, and a slice of apple rind for the smile. Cooking plus arts and crafts is the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day with your kids.

There’s no better way for kids to bond than by spending time with Mom in the garden. Mom puts on her garden hat and the kids learn how to water the plants and grow things in the dirt. Wait until they experience the joys of growing their own vegetables and eating them. There are great kits available online to help get the seeds planted. Check out this articleon kid-friendly gardening projects, such as how to grow a taco garden. You and your kids will soon be growing Jalapeno peppers, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and cilantro. Children are curious and love to learn and these gardening projects are a great way to satisfy their creative instincts.

Treat yourself or a mom you know to a cookbook geared toward cooking with the kids.Here’s a terrific list of twelve great cookbooks for kids, these books feature straightforward, simple recipes that allows kids to participate in the delight of cooking and encourage kids to eat new things and forget their finicky nature.

Remember to take a picture of you and the kids in the kitchen on Mother’s Day. Next week’s blog post will ask you to submit it for a chance to win a special prize courtesy of Kerrygold and Viking Cooking Schools.

Mother’s Day becomes a creative celebration when Mom and kids bake and garden together. Inspiration is just a click away!