Mother’s Day Dinner Idea

Photo of a place setting for Mother's Day Dinner IdeaMother’s Day is this Sunday and there are so many ways to celebrate. In the past, we have posted about Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed (or Brunch) Recipes and ideas for a Mother’s Day French Picnic. But, how many times did Mom make you dinner? Maybe it is time to cook for her? So, here is our Mother’s Day Dinner Idea for an old-fashioned celebration. This classic menu is genuinely satisfying.

The Cheese Plate
A cheese plate is an easy appetizer to throw together and with some simple rules of thumb, you can create one that is delicious and varied. Cheese plates can be artful, with lots of room for improvisation. Check out our guidelines on putting together a cheese plate.

Classic Roast Beef and Gravy
Here’s our all-time favorite recipe for roast beef from Cooks Country Magazine. It includes a mushroom gravy if you’re in the mood. It is delicious with roasted potatoes and carrots.

Gam’s Sunday Dinner Spoonbread
This favorite, Southern-inspired family recipe has been enjoyed many times. It is one of those down-home recipes reminiscent of dinners at grandmother’s house. So good served warm with melted butter.

Green Beans with Pine Nut Vinaigrette
This recipe provides a sophisticated twist on a side of green beans. All you need is to grab a bunch of green beans, steam them, and dunk them in cold water to stop the cooking and keep them crunchy. Then, dry them off and spread them on a platter, scattered some sliced cherry tomatoes around, and topped them off with this tasty Pine Nut Vinaigrette.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Layer Cake
This classic chocolate cake is inspired by a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen. And, it comes out beautifully. Serve it up with some Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or whipped cream.

Blueberry Lavender Lemonade (Cocktail)
The blueberries add a fantastic color and the lavender creates floral overtones. We like to make the lemonade by the pitcher, and then add a shot of vodka to each glass. That way you can adjust the amount of vodka for the individual, and leave some lemonade for those who don’t consume. But, you can also stir a cup of vodka into the pitcher before serving.

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