5 Unique Ways to Spend Mother’s Day
Are you dealing with a case of ‘she’s already got everything’? The best gift isn’t always a beautiful bouquet, or a fancy hand bag, sometime the gift of time and experience is the most thoughtful. We rounded up a few fun ideas for you to spend some quality time with your Mom:
Watch a Game
Take her out to the ball game! A live game is always fun and exciting, and it’ll give you an excellent opportunity to bond and enjoy a fun sport together. Being in a packed arena to watch your favourite players is bound to be an amazing experience for both of you!
Arts & Craft Classes
Taking a class together makes for a great bonding, and you also get to take your creation home! Try cooking, chocolate making, or pottery classes – it’s a wonderful way to learn something new and do something a little bit different for Mother’s Day. What’s better is that a lot of these classes don’t cost an arm and a leg especially if you search on Groupon or Living Social.
Binge watch Netflix
Staying indoors and watching TV is sometimes the perfect way to spend a day. Bake a fresh batch of cookies while watching The Great British Bake Off. Or grab some chips and catch up on Brooklyn Nine Nine. In the mood for something a bit more serious? Downton Abbey never disappoints.
Go on a Road Trip
Pack your bags and take a weekend trip to get away from your daily life. Experience a city, its culture, food, and music, to create lifelong memories! To make it even more adventures, go to a place that neither of you have ever been to before and explore it together.
Brunch at Home
Wake her up with the smell of delicious homemade brunch. From some simple pancakes to cinnamon rolls, the possibilities are endless! Be sure to make some Mimosas to make it a perfect day!
Inspired by the NYT’s Melissa Clark is a simple yet delicious recipe that takes just minutes to prepare and is a great savoury addition to the table:
One Pan Shakshuka:
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 large onion sliced
- 1 large bell pepper sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 28oz can whole tomatoes, with juice
- 6 large eggs
- Cilantro, salt, and pepper as needed
Heat oven to 375 degrees
Heat oil in a large skillet and add onions and bell peppers and cook until soft, about 15 – 20 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, and paprika and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Pour in the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper, let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Create small dents in the sauce with the back of your spatula and crack eggs in each dent. Season the eggs again with salt and pepper. Transfer the pan to the oven for 8 – 10 minutes until the egg whites are just set and the yolks are still runny. Sprinkle generously with cilantro and serve hot with some brioche or toasted baguette!
We hope this last was helpful and that you get to a spend a wonderful day with your Mom!