While you could take mom to a fancy restaurant preparing a homemade Mother's Day lunch is a great way to express your gratitude. You'll wow her with elegant drinks and gourmet dishes like crepes, homemade pasta and made-from-scratch desserts that will make her heart melt.
Here's what you'll need for the ultimate Mother's Day lunch:
Drinks for Mother's Day
For starters, we bet mom would appreciate a nice big pitcher of red sangria...
or a non-alcoholic punch made with citrus, berries and passion fruit juice.
What about whipping up a colorful mango and beet juice? It's refreshing and nutritious.
Delectable Dishes for Mom
It's hard to choose what but make for mom but these savory crepes filled with ricotta and herbs are a nice Mother's Day lunch idea.
The crepes would pair nicely with this colorful Parmesan-arugula salad dressed in extra virgin olive oil.
Mom might also enjoy a refreshing cold cucumber soup with pumpkin seeds and red pepper.
If Mama Dukes is a pasta lover, why not treat her to homemade cheese ravioli?
Don't overlook the magical powers of gnocchi, especially if it's made with ricotta and paired with caviar and smoked butter.
Or you can prepare this exquisite vegetarian risotto made with wild mushrooms.
This five-ingredient Cantonese-style steamed salmon is another great dining option.
Tempting Desserts for Mom
Sweeten your special Mother's Day lunch with treats like this mile-high strawberry shortcake...
or this scrumptious blueberry crumble cake laced with lemon and almonds.
These zesty lemon bars prepared with saffron would also be a hit with mom.
If she's a chocoholic then these explosive Black Forest chocolate cupcakes are a must.
If momma is an ice cream lover then make her swoon with these homemade chocolate cookie and mint ice cream sandwiches.