May
5
2011

Mother’s Day Menu Ideas



I love this picture of my mom and I.  I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have the mom that I do.  She is the sweetest, most giving little lady you’ll ever meet and my best friend.  She makes the best sandwiches you will ever eat and hands down makes the best carrot cake on the face of the planet.   ….and yes she always gets asked if we are sisters :)

I hate not being in Arizona with her, but we talk on the phone every day, thank goodness, and squeeze in as many trips as we can.  Love you cutie pie!

For this Mother’s Day weekend I put together a delicious menu that would make any Mom very happy!

Have a beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend!!  Let’s start with Breakfast….

Double Cheese and Bacon Egg Biscuits

4 large eggs

2 tablespoons milk

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 can refrigerated biscuits, 10 count

6 strips cooked bacon, crumbled

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place eggs into mixing bowl and add milk, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine then stir in feta cheese. Press each biscuit round into 10 regular size muffin cups that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 6 minutes, remove from oven and with the end of a wooden spoon press centers of dough to make room for egg mixture. Pour in egg mixture into each partially baked biscuit, top evenly with crumbled bacon and shredded cheese. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until eggs are set. Remove and enjoy.

10 individual servings

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Citrus Fennel Chicken Salad Boats

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

1/4 teaspoon Lawry’s Garlic Salt with Parsley

1/4 teaspoon dry thyme

1 Cup mayonnaise

1 1/2 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

3 Tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice (about 1/2 an orange)

1/4 Cup fresh chopped fennel

1/4 Cup chopped pecans

2 heads Belgian endive, leaves separated

1/2 Cup crumbled Goat Cheese

1/2 Cup asparagus tops, steamed until fork tender and trimmed

1. Place chicken, salt, pepper, garlic salt, thyme, mayonnaise, dijon, orange juice, fennel and pecans into a large bowl. Mix until well combined.

2. Place endive leaves onto a serving plate. Place crumbled goat cheese inside each of the leaves then top with chicken salad. Place asparagus tips onto each endive boat. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

12 servings

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Pecan and Dijon Crusted Sea Bass

Four 6 oz Chilean Sea Bass filets, skin removed

Pinches of Kosher Salt and fresh cracked black pepper

3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/4 Cup Dijon Mustard

1 Cup finely chopped pecans

1 green zucchini, shredded and squeezed dry with paper towel

1 yellow squash, shredded and squeezed dry with paper towel

1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 Cup heavy cream

2 Tablespoons dijon mustard

Pinch of kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper

Steamed baby carrots on the side, if desired

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place sea bass onto a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle both sides with pinches of kosher salt and pepper. Heat oil into a large skillet over medium heat. When oil is very hot, carefully place sea bass into oil. Let cook for 4 minutes on first side, until golden brown then flip and cook for an additional 4 minutes, until golden brown on second side. Transfer fish back to same baking sheet and brush tops with dijon mustard then press with finely chopped pecans. Bake for 7 minutes and remove from oven.

2. While fish is baking, heat oil into a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in zuchhini and squash just to warm, about 2 minutes, season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Remove from heat and transfer to large serving plate. Cover to keep warm. Place cream, dijon, salt and pepper into a separate rimmed skillet or small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until warmed, slightly thickened and season to taste. Reduce heat to low and let simmer.

3. Place sea bass over bed of zucchini then drizzle cream sauce over top. Serve immediately. Serve with a side of steamed baby carrots if desired.

4 servings

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Ice Cream Sundae 4 Layer Chocolate Cake

1 box Devils Food Cake Mix

1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix

4 eggs

1/2 Cup water

1/2 Cup canola or vegetable oil

1 heaping Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream (or whatever ice cream flavor you choose)

1/4 Cup Hot Fudge Sauce

Chocolate Frosting of Choice

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cake mix, pudding, eggs, water oil, ice cream and hot fudge sauce into stand or electric mixer. Beat on low then medium for about 1 minute 30 seconds or until well combined and thick. Divide evenly into 4 (9 inch) cake pans that have been generously sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes mostly clean from center. Let cool completely, loosen sides with a plastic knife then remove from pans. Place bottom layer onto a cake stand, spread with your favorite chocolate frosting….repeat until 3 layers are frosted leaving 4th layer on top. Frost remaining top and sides of cake with frosting.

2. Take a vegetable peeler and peel chocolate bloc to get curls, about 2 cups worth. Press curls onto sides of cake and serve room temperature or refrigerate to chill.

12 servings


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  1. 1
    Amanda says:

    You two are so precious, I know she is so proud of you. This Mother’s Day Menu is just perfect, everything looks wonderful! xoxo

  2. 2
    Jessica says:

    Oh Jenny! You and your Mom are both so beautiful! Love the menu ideas. I hope you have an awesome Mother’s day!

  3. 3
    kimberlycun says:

    great, great ideas for mother’s day. the cake is gorgeous!

  4. 4

    Love that pic of you and your mom!

  5. 5

    Jenny that pic of you and your mom is beautiful!! You are both just radiant, gorgeous, and so happy looking :)

    love all the meal ideas, too!

  6. 6

    oh my goodness, you gals are gorgeous!!! even though i won’t be cooking for my mom this year, i love all of these ideas for myself too :)

  7. 7

    Oh my… Should I feel guilty about wanting to use this EXACT menu? ^_^ PS – Cute pic of you and your Mom!

  8. 8

    I love that sea bass and cake!

  9. 9
    susan says:

    oh, jenny – that looks fantastic. I am kind of all over those biscuits! Happy Mother’s Day to you – have a wonderful day!

  10. 10

    Such a sweet tribute! I’m sure your mom is so proud :) Oh and everything on your menu looks amazing!

  11. 11

    Love all the ideas! What a sweet picture!

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  13. 13

    Wow, you and your mom are beautiful. A wonderful post dedicated to your mom and delicious recipes too. My kids would go crazy for the 4 layer ice cream sundae cake! happy mother’s day!

  14. 14
    EatLiveRun says:

    aww love that sweet photo of you and your mama. :) Happy (early) mother’s day, Jenny!

  15. 15

    You two are adorable! Love your menu and I am so making that chocolate cake. YUM! Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  16. 16

    you and your mom DO look like sisters! That is a great photo filled with love, thanks for sharing.

  17. 17
    jenna says:

    you and your mama are gore. Love these recipes. I”m dying to try the ice cream sundae layer cake!! mmmm… looks awesome

  18. 18
    monica says:

    Wow, the cake is gorgeous! Any tips on pressing the chocolate curls into the side of the cake without crushing them? They look so perfect. What kind of chocolate block did you use for the curls?

    Thanks!

  19. 19
    Courtney says:

    Great picture of you and your mom! Fabulous menu as well :-)

  20. 20
    Laurie Bearce says:

    I am a new subscriber to your blog. I found you through the Pioneer woman’s blog. I love your blog and can already see that I’ll be using your recipes. My children are p-i-c-k-y and I am forever trying new things to get them out of the ruts they’re in. I look forward to trying your cinco de mayo recipe as well as the mothers day ones.
    Cheers.

  21. 21
    Marie says:

    Wow, you and your mom DO look like sisters! Gorgeous! I just made your Chocolate PB-Fingers mini cheesecakes and the Chocolate covered PB brownie bites and was so happy they turned out! They look so pretty! Thanks for all the great recipes!

  22. 22

    You’re so cute together! Nice ideas for the big day. Glad you get to be with your Mom!

  23. 23
    Maria says:

    Love the photo of you and your mom! So cute! Happy Mother’s Day!

  24. 24
    Sues says:

    Those biscuits look great and I LOVE the idea of an ice cream sundae cake :)

  25. 25
    marla says:

    Oh Jenny, I can see why you love that momma of yours :) That is a fab photo of you gals. Enjoy your time in AZ with her this weekend. Your recipes look wonderful, especially that cake!

  26. 26
    CookiePie says:

    That pic of you and your mom is too cute!!! The menu sounds FABULOUS – I’ll be right over! ;) Hope you have a great Mother’s Day! xo

  27. 27
    RSA Now says:

    Gosh looking at these pictures is making me so hungry!

  28. 28

    OMG you had me at sea bass! One of my favorite fish. That pecan and Dijon crust sounds phenomenal!

  29. 29

    What a wonderful picture of you and your mum. And this menu…wow, what a feast!

  30. 30
    candace says:

    Your desserts are always delicious and unique! I’m excited to try the fish w/summer squash and the endive! Thanks for bringing your easy and delicious to a more sophisticated “real food” dinner. (And I second the request for tips/demo of the chocolate curls!)

    • 30.1
      Jenny says:

      Thank you Candace,
      As much as I love quick and easy, I also love the more sophisticated!! It’s nice to spoil ourselves from time to time :)

      As far as the chocolate curls go….I used a bloc of Sarris Candy Milk Chocolate that was silky smooth. It was room temperature and I took a vegetable peeler and peeled away at the chocolate that made those beautiful curls. I basically took small handfuls at a time and carefully patted it on the side of the cake…very gently so I didn’t crush the curls. Hope this helps!

      Jenny

  31. 31
    Mathew says:

    LOVE Carrot cake! The menu above looks amazing, especially the cake! sensing a them here? Yes, I love cake!

  32. 32
    Maryam says:

    I made these cookies http://picky-palate.com/2008/01/10/could-it-really-be-my-paridise-bakerys/ from your website last week, and they were SOOO amazing. I had bookmarked the link and was planning to save the recipe forever and ever but when the page is no longer available. What do I do?!

  33. 33
    Tracy says:

    Great ideas! Love that cake especially!!

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  36. 36
    Beth says:

    What a great menu and I love the picture of you and your mom. Both beautiful!
    Mom’s are the best aren’t they?

  37. 37

    What a perfect menu for mother’s day. So wishing I had discovered your site earlier! Love your photos!

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