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Give Mom a Day Off for Mother’s Day- Celebrate mom even after the kids are gone

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Featured

Published on May 08, 2019 with No Comments

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A mother’s work is challenging — even after the kids are all grown up. So while flowers make a nice Mother’s Day gesture, consider going the extra mile.

Here are some great ways to give mom the day off.

Breakfast in Bed

Give Mom a welcome break from the kitchen. Start her day with breakfast in bed using this recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes with Orange Compote:

Ingredients

For the compote:

• 3 large oranges

• 2 teaspoons Bonne Maman Orange Marmalade

For the pancake batter:

• 4 tablespoons melted butter plus a little extra for the pan

• 1/2 cup buttermilk or whole milk

• 2 large eggs

• 1/4 cup superfine sugar

• Pinch salt

• 1 cup all-purpose flour

• 1 teaspoon baking powder

• 4 tablespoons Bonne Maman Orange Marmalade

Directions

• Cut the peel and pith away from two oranges and cut into neat segments. Drop into a small saucepan with the marmalade. Add the pared rind from the remaining orange, cut into long fine shreds, plus the juice. Put the pan over low heat and simmer gently for to 2 to 3 minutes.

• Meanwhile, whisk the melted butter into the milk with the eggs, sugar and salt.

• Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and pour in the liquid ingredients. Whisk until smooth.

• Heat a large, nonstick frying pan and brush with a little melted butter. Ladle the batter into the pan, allowing one ladle per pancake. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Small bubbles will appear on the surface of the pancakes when they are ready to flip over.

• Stir the marmalade until smooth, then drizzle 1 tsp over the uncooked side of each pancake before turning. Continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes before removing from the pan. Cover the cooked pancakes with a towel; this prevents them from drying out.

• Serve the pancakes in small stacks with one or two spoonfuls of compote on top.

 

Win Mom a Garden Party

Host an unforgettable Spring Garden Party in your own backyard.  Enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win $500 of premium treats from Bonne Maman, Walkers Shortbread, MaraNatha Nut Butters, and Bigelow Tea.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or DC, who are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Starts 12:00 a.m. ET on April 1, 2019 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on May, 31 2019.

By entering, you’ll give mom a chance to win $500 to spend on her deserved day off doing whatever makes her happy.

To enter, visit www.BonneMaman.us

 

Did you know?

At first, people observed Mother’s Day by attending church, writing letters to their mothers, and eventually, by sending cards, presents, and flowers.

Mother’s Day has flourished in the United States. In fact, the second Sunday of May has become the most popular day of the year to dine out, and telephone lines record their highest traffic, as sons and daughters everywhere take advantage of this day to honor and to express appreciation of their mothers.

• Pink and red carnations are given to mother’s that are still alive, while white ones are for those that have passed away.

• In the United States alone, around 122 million phone calls are made to moms on Mother’s Day.

 

 

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