Cookin’ it up for Mom on Mother’s Day

May 06, 2013 | Jody Gatewood


Even though I enjoy cooking meals for my family, it’s always nice to have someone else, like my husband, doing the cooking once in a while. When my husband cooks I request that he makes quiche and butternut squash soup, since those are his specialties. My 3-year-old son also likes to ‘cook’ but his plastic play food or imaginary food just is not very filling!

Mother’s Day, which is on May 12, is a good time to cook for mom. There’s always the option of going out to eat but we have a lot of tasty recipes that are easy to make and easy on the pocketbook on our Spend Smart. Eat Smart website to try. Here are a few ideas:

To Make Mom Breakfast in Bed, Try: For Lunch or Supper, Try:

Yogurt Parfaits

French Toast

Easy Quiche

Oatmeal Pancakes

Roasted Tomato and Spinach Pasta

Skillet Lasagna

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Bake

Fish Tacos

mothers day fruit pizza

And for a sweet treat for mom, make Fruit Pizza!

Tip: If you’re a mom, make a copy of this blog and strategically place it for your family to see to give them a hint! 🙂Jodi Signature


Jody Gatewood

Jody Gatewood is a Registered Dietitian who enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking and preparing meals for her family. She does lots of meal planning to stay organized and feed her family nutritious meals.

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