With Mother’s Day this weekend, the kids might be in the kitchen so today I share some easy meal ideas to celebrate mom.
Start Mother’s Day with PEACH ricotta waffles drizzled in Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup. This syrup is from The Maple Guild, a company based in Vermont. They use a unique process called steam-crafting, which quickly converts sap to syrup at a low temperature and helps preserve the maple flavor. Their Bourbon Barrel syrup is aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels, which results in a smoky taste. They also have infused syrups like their Salted Carmel, which goes great with waffles or pancakes.
An open-faced sandwich for lunch looks pretty, it’s easy to prepare and you can get creative! My favorite bread right now is Silver Hills Bakery Sprouted Bread, which is made with sprouted whole grains. Sprouting grains actually results in higher levels of fiber, protein and B vitamins. That process also makes it easier to digest and absorb the nutrients. They have a great variety– I really like their cinnamon raisin when I’m craving sweet, and the Mack’s Flax, when I want something hearty and chewy.
Everyone loves breakfast for dinner. I shared an easy three-step recipe that kids can make for mom. It’s a California Avocado Bake made with fresh avocado, cheesy hash browns and Smithfield’s Fully Cooked Hometown Original Sausage Patties. Because these patties are cooked, you just have to microwave them and they are ready to eat – perfect for busy mornings or adding to a new unique recipe. They come in convenient re-sealable bags and are also available in Maple patties and sausage links. You can find this recipe and more breakfast all day inspiration at Smithfield.com.
You can’t have mother’s day without a little wine or sangria. I shared a red and white wine from Frontera, which retail for $12 for a 1.5 liter bottle. What’s great about Frontera is that they give back. Now through Labor Day a portion of their proceeds will go to the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound Program. They provide US veterans, servicemen and first responders with permanent injuries, opportunities to pursue active lifestyles through sport and fitness.
Catch the segment on abcnews4.com!