Mother’s Day is coming up and I just so happen to be going out of town with Angeline for this very important holiday. You see, in my family, Mother’s Day is akin to Christmas for us girls. My dad always arranges for my three little sisters and I to go out to brunch or lunch with our mom, to treat her extra special and make the holiday all about us. The only exception to this family tradition is last year, when I took my mother and Angeline to Disney World for Mother’s Day. DISNEY WORLD. That’s how important Mother’s Day is to our family! As the oldest of four daughters, I feel a little guilty about abandoning my mother and running off to Romania with Angeline…BUT IT IS ROMANIA. When Romania knocks on your email inbox, you grab your 19 year old daughter and run to the nearest airport. Sorry, mom. Needless to say, I have a lot of buttering up to do to prevent my mom from being upset with me this year! Don’t worry, I have a few tricks up my sleeve, I’ve been thinking and came up with 5 Awesome Ways to Butter Mom Up on #MomsDay!
5 Awesome Ways to Butter Mom Up on #MomsDay
Treat Your Mom With a Gift Certificate to a Spa Day. Every mom loves going to the spa, am I right? Whether it’s for a massage, or simply a manicure and pedicure, a surefire way to make mom smile is with a spa day gift certificate! Bonus points if you throw in a hand-written coupon for offering to babysit if she still has young children at home!
Surprise Your Mom with a Hand Delivered, Homemade Breakfast.
This Blueberry Lemon Muffin Recipe is so easy to make and let’s face it, mom’s LOVE muffins, right? I know that I do…make a simple little breakfast and deliver it in a basket and mom is sure to forget that you’re running off to Romania for Mother’s Day…or, at least that is what I am hoping.
Blueberry lemon muffins
- 1.5 cups fresh blueberries
- zest from 2 full lemons and juice from one lemon
- optional ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar to roll the blueberries in
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup butter soft to melted
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- dash of fine sea salt
- ¼ cup milk
- Wash, dry and set aside the blueberries.
- Combine the eggs, butter and sugar together until smooth. Then add in the lemon zest and juice along with the milk, mix for one full minute before slowly starting to add in the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and sea salt).
- When the batter is fully together, slowly fold in the fresh blueberries.
- Grease a mini muffin pan and then fill the wells evenly with batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes or until the muffins are starting to turn golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
Make a Photo Book For Mom! I used to do this all the time for holiday gifts; I would gather the photos I’d taken of our family throughout the past year and have a photo book made and gift it to my mom. Moms LOVE photo books, guys.
Take Mom on a Date! Yes, that’s right! Take your mom to dinner, take her to the movies, take her to the farmer’s market…anything that makes her happy and makes her forget that you’re leaving town for Mother’s Day!
Give Mom the Gift of Wine. In particular, JaM Cellars wine!
Moms love gift baskets full of goodies, so make sure to include JaM Cellars wine! This fabulous brand out of California makes three varietals including Butter Chardonnay, JaM Cabernet and Toast Sparkling. JaM Cellars is a second-generation Napa Valley company with vinters John and Michele at the helm, thus the J and M in JaM Cellars. John and Michele’s goal is to create “everyday wines” that are perfect for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the occasion. Following in the tradition of all great California winemakers, JaM Cellars has created rich, bold and luscious wines, especially with this creamy, melt-in-your mouth Butter Chardonnay, which you can find in stores for under $20!
“We take our wines seriously; we just don’t take ourselves seriously!” – JaM Cellars
JaM Cellar’s Butter Chardonnay is made with grapes selected just when their juicy, ripe and bursting with flavor. They ferment them until their lush and creamy in a unique blend of oak and the result is a brim of stone fruit, baked-lemon notes and long, lovely, vanilla finish. It literally melts in your mouth, and of course it does! Everything’s Better with Butter! JaM Cellars won the Gold Medal in the SF Chronicle Wine Competition in January 2017 and was named the Impact Hot Brand for 2016! See? It’s not just me…they’re clearly very awesome.
Throw some goodies together with a few bottles of delicious JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay, and mom won’t even care that you’re taking her eldest grandchild literally off the continent for Mother’s Dayt!
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