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5 Food Ideas to Celebrate Mom this Weekend

picnicMother’s Day is soon upon us and we thought we’d help you prepare, with some ideas on how you can use food to celebrate your Mom or special lady in your life. No need to spend hours at the mall or lots of money, just head to your nearest neighborhood grocery to create a meaningful experience for both of you:

  1. Pack the perfect picnic: We admit, the weather in Seattle can be dicey this time of year. But, even in a light drizzle, a picnic is a great way to easily celebrate mom and enjoy an afternoon outside. Make sure to cover the basics: prepared sandwiches & salads, sides like olives and salami’s, a Theo bar (or two!), sparkling water or a small bottle of wine, and some fresh fruit.
  2. Indulge her sweet tooth: Maybe it’s just me, but I kind of just want to eat a pint of my favorite ice cream on Sunday. As a mom, I often have to save treats for after my son’s bedtime and, even then, they’re usually not very indulgent. Find out what your mom LOVES and buy it in spades: ice cream, Mighty-O donuts, oreos, or something homemade.
  3. Make brunch at home: Mother’s Day brunch is a bit cliche, but not if you make it yourself. Load up on some fresh bread; cook the perfect egg; and top it off with a breakfast salad.
  4. Mail her a care package: We understand that your mom might not be near you this weekend so repay her for all of those care packages she made for you over the years. Grab a bunch of treats and specialty products, add in a nice card, and mail it with love.
  5. Grab the groceries: Let’s be honest, what your mom might really want is some help around the house so she can get in some “me time”. Grab the grocery list and get shopping.