Easy Homemade Meals for Mother’s Day Celebration

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This Mother’s Day, surprise your mum with a delicious and heartwarming meal that will make her feel cherished and appreciated. While gifts and flowers are lovely gestures, there’s something extra special about a homemade meal cooked with love. Here are some ideas for dishes that are sure to delight her taste buds and warm her heart:

A warm surprise breakfast to start her Sunday morning

Start her rest day with a hearty breakfast. Make her a decadent Honey Bacon and Cheese Waffle served with a steaming cup of coffee or a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice. Don’t forget a beautiful flower to adorn the tray for an extra special touch.

Honey Bacon and Cheese Waffle

Honey Bacon and Cheese Waffle


Set A:
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 Tbsps. cornstarch
½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
3 Tbsps. sugar
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Set B:
1 cup full cream milk
1 tsp. vinegar
1 egg
1/3 cup canola oil

Set C:
1 tsp. canola oil
Grated cheddar cheese, for topping
Crisp bacon slices, for topping
Honey or maple syrup, for drizzling


1. In a large bowl, combine all the Set A ingredients, mixing well to distribute the cheese and coat it with flour.

2. In a separate bowl, blend milk and vinegar together using a wire whisk. Add the egg and oil. Mix well.

3. Slowly pour the Set B mixture into the Set A mixture while stirring with a silicon spatula.

4. Brush the waffle maker with oil, and then preheat until the light indicates the right temperature.

5. Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter, depending on the size of your waffle maker.

6. Close the lid and wait until the steam stops coming out of the sides. Check for even browning.

7. Place the waffles on a plate and top each serving with additional grated cheese, bacon, and a drizzling of honey.

Elegant dinner for the entire family

You can also prepare a dinner for the entire family to share and enjoy. Start with a light and flavorful Kani Salad.

For the main course, consider cooking her favorite dish or trying something new like a perfectly roasted chicken with herbs. Pair the meal with a fine bottle of wine to elevate the dining experience.

Herbed Roast Chicken

Herb Roast Chicken


Set A:
1 whole chicken (1.2 kgs.)
1 Tbsp. salt
1 tsp. cracked black pepper

Set B:
4 Tbsps. Golden Fiesta Canola Oil
1 head garlic, peeled and pound into paste
2 tsps. dried herbs (rosemary, basil, oregano, or a combination)
1 pc. lemon, juiced
4 Tbsps. Datu Puti Soy Sauce
1 handful of parsley, chopped

Set C:
1 pc. onion
Peel from 1 pc. lemon


1. Rub the chicken with salt and pepper, particularly the inner cavity of the chicken. Set aside for at least 15 minutes.

2. Juice the lemon and put the peel aside for later use. Mix the Set B ingredients into a paste and massage into the chicken. Be sure to reach inside the cavity and between the skin and breast meat.

3. Stuff the chicken with the Set C ingredients. Truss the chicken by tying up the legs together with a piece of kitchen twine. Allow the chicken to soak up flavor by marinating for 30 minutes to an hour, or overnight in the chiller.

To bake: Preheat the oven to 190 °C and roast the chicken in a pan with a roasting tack for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Brush with oil every 15 minutes before serving.

Decadent Dessert

No Mother’s Day celebration would be complete without something sweet to end the meal on a high note. Bake her favorite dessert whether it’s a classic chocolate cake, a homemade apple pie, or a batch of decadent chocolate chip cookies. Here is a perfect Chocolate Banoffee Cheesecake recipe that Mums love.

Chocolate Banoffee Cheesecake

Chocolate Banoffee Cheesecake


Set A:
1 1/2 cup crushed chocolate cookies
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
4 Tbsps. granulated sugar

Set B:
2 Tbsps. gelatin powder
1/2 cup hot milk

Set C:
3 cups cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup chocolate powder
1 Tbsp. instant coffee powder
1 cup blended overripe bananas

For the topping:

Set A:
2 to 3 pcs. bananas, sliced

Set B:
1/2 cup hot water
2 Tbsps. gelatin powder
2 Tbsps. lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water


1. In a bowl, combine all the Set A ingredients and mix until a crumble texture is achieved. Transfer to a cake pan, press down to form a crust, and let chill for 30 minutes.

2. In a blender, combine the Set B ingredients and mix until the gelatin is dissolved.

3. Add in the Set C ingredients and blend until smooth and well combined. Pour over the chilled crust and place in the chiller to set.

For the topping:

1. Cut the bananas into rounds and arrange evenly on top of the cheesecake, then prepare the gelatin mixture.

2. Dissolve the gelatin in hot water and add the rest of the Set B ingredients. Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Pour over the bananas and chill to set.

This Mother’s Day, go the extra mile to show your mum just how much she means to you by treating her to a heartfelt and delicious homemade meal. Whether you opt for a leisurely brunch, an elegant dinner, or a comforting spread of her favorite dishes, the effort and thoughtfulness you put into the meal will surely make her day extra special. After all, there’s no greater gift than the gift of love and quality time spent together.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible mums out there!

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