With the closings, limitations, concerns, and interruptions in the normal Mother’s Day celebration ideas and retail shopping routine, Mother’s Day will be somewhat different this year, and that’s not a bad thing.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Curbside pick-up is a helpful, healthier, and convenient option (don’t spread the germs, but spread the tip love to our hero clerks) for these Mother’s Day celebration ideas gifts and ingredients.
Going out to eat at a restaurant is out for this year, so we’re considering hosting a picnic complete with social distancing etiquette.
Warmer afternoons and sunny May days invite a picnic to the list of Mother’s Day celebration ideas.
Besides, a picnic spread gives me the perfect gift idea.
One can never have enough romantic floral quilts in soft tones and shades of pink and green reminiscent of an English garden.
The Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt from Walmart is picnic perfect for a Mother’s Day spread and a lovely from me to you picnic parting gift.
Included in our picnic basket is a set of plastic dinner plates and gingham check napkins.
Melamine is outdoor entertaining friendly, and offers an array of color and pattern choices.
Inspired by the hibiscus plant my brother recently gifted me, I’ll be serving hibiscus peach tea with fresh lemon slices and fresh mint.
If you’re looking for an impressive taste of spring dish for a Mother’s Day brunch, lunch, snack or supper, Strawberry Watermelon Chicken Salad served with a light homemade basil dressing from Sandy aka Reluctant Entertainer is a standout dish.
Click HERE to get her divine recipe.
Bacon and Cheddar Grits Quiche is the best of Southern light fare, or at least our idea of it.
Bacon and Cheddar Grits Quiche
6 thick bacon slices
2 ¼ cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup uncooked stone-ground grits
2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
2 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
6 large eggs
2 ½ cups half-and-half
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup sliced green onions
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain and crumble. Transfer 2 tsp. bacon drippings to a saucepan.
Bring drippings, milk, and butter to a boil over medium heat. Gradually whisk in grits, 1 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper; cook, whisking constantly, 15 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in 1 cup cheese; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in 1 egg; spread in a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until set and browned. Sprinkle remaining 1 ½ cups cheese over warm grits, spreading to edges. Let stand 15 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 325°. Combine half-and-half, cream, onions, and remaining 5 eggs, 1 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper. Pour over grits; sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Place pan on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until lightly browned and just set. Let stand 20 minutes. Run a sharp knife around edges of quiche; remove sides of pan.
Dave the Builder presented me with a bouquet of garden gardenias picked on his late evening walk around the grounds of Places In The Home (the backyard).
His Mother’s Day celebration ideas gesture is a gift to the senses.
Vintage pitchers and crystal rose bowls full of fresh cut gardenias make a pretty sight, and the intoxicating scent floats throughout the entire house.
I am so pleased with the look created with this arrangement of peonies from the Kroger floral department (included in our pick-up grocery order) paired with a variety of fresh cuttings that I’m adding it to my Mother’s Day celebration ideas portfolio.
The cost is minimal, the effort simple, and the finished result a visual gift to the eye.
I’m excited to try this Rose and Lemon Layer Cake recipe from Victoria Magazine made with lemon curd, lemon zest, and rose water.
With the help of a pastry bag fitted with a large fluted tip, oodles of delicate rose frosting rosettes complete this dessert stunner.
Creative Mother’s Day celebration ideas show love and gratefulness in ways beyond retail.