Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Menus

Easy Ways to Treat Mom

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Chicken Scampi. Linda Larsen

I made my first Mother's Day dinner when I was 10 years old. The recipes were straight out of the Betty Crocker's Boys and Girl's Cookbook: Ham Loaf Hawaiian, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a heart shaped cake. I was working so hard cooking and baking that I didn't even get out of my pajamas in time for dinner! My mom loved it. I have improved since then, of course. And when I was a teenager I made Swedish Tea Log and scrambled eggs for every Mother's Day brunch.

These recipes and menus will cover any situation for a Sunday in May, and all are geared to beginning cooks. From a make-ahead brunch to a picnic in the park, your mom will have a wonderful time.

Make sure to have a plan, make lists, and delegate duties so everyone in the family plays a part in the meals and the chores don't all fall on one person. Have fun!

Mother's Day Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Picnic in the Park with Mom

A picnic is always a good idea. If the weather's nice, go to the nearest park with Mom. If it's not, picnic inside!

Chicken Scampi for Mother's Day

This super easy menu has lots of wonderfully flavored recipes. Chicken Scampi is a dish I love to eat. Your mom will love it too!

Elegant Seafood Dinner

For an elegant Mom, make this elegant dinner. Seafood is cooked in a rich Alfredo sauce, then spooned over puff pastry shells. This dinner should be served by candlelight.

Mom's Favorite Chicken Dinner

A simple chicken dinner is easy for the rest of the family to prepare.

And these recipes are fancy enough to please any mom! There's a picture of every recipe, too, so you know what your dinner will look like.

Fancy Steak Dinner Menu

Hey, moms deserve steak as much as dads do! This easy menu will please all the meat eaters in the family. Be sure you don't overcook the steak, and enjoy.

Have a fabulous time with your mom on Sunday.