A Mother’s Day menu

Do you ever stress about what to make for a special occasion?

I feel like sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves to have everything just so, that we forget to enjoy the moment itself.  If you still haven’t settled on your menu for Mother’s Day this Sunday, here is a simple menu I put together, yet one that features foods fit for special occasions: pistachios, figs and cherries.

A Mother’s Day Menu

  1. Cauliflower Soup: Simple to prepare with just six ingredients it’s one of my favorites. You can find the recipe here.

2.  Pear + Fig Salad with Cherry Balsamic Dressing:  I also have kept things simple with this salad, but featured two foods I don’t normally use in my every day salads: pistachios and dried figs. The Cherry Balsamic dressing is also fitting for special occasions and includes a secret ingredient! This recipe is an exclusive one that you will receive when you sign up for my newsletter here.

3. Pistachio-wrapped Chocolate Truffles. I wanted to tie the main course with the dessert which made these truffles a perfect choice. I especially love how the crunch of the pistachios gives way to a smooth, silky texture of the chocolate truffle filling. You can find that recipe here.

I envisioned this as a lunch-time menu. If you are celebrating over dinner,  you could serve baked potatoes or sweet potatoes with your favorite toppings (hint: crushed pistachios are wonderful with sweet potato). Or serve two additional salads like this Curried Quinoa Salad or this BLT salad with Garlic Herb Dressing.

If you try this menu, I would love to hear your feedback! Or tell me what you’re planning on making for Mother’s Day!