Kids in the Kitchen this Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to express love and gratitude for our moms in a meaningful way. She does so much for others, that a single day of showering mom with appreciation is certainly well deserved. Since she could use extra love on more than May 13th, consider making this Mother’s Day a memorable time she’ll reflect on throughout the year.
Dads and/or partners, we’ve gathered the results of polls taken by moms across the country to provide you with ways you and the kids can make this Mother’s Day extra meaningful. Let’s begin with a poll-proven reminder that it’s the simple things that bring moms joy. The gifts she’ll most treasure are handmade cards and artwork, loving acts of appreciation and a great day spent with you and her children.
Polls show that the things moms want on Mother’s Day aren’t really things at all. In fact, they can do without expensive jewelry or fancy flowers delivered to the door. Instead, moms want experiences on their special day. These are the things memories are made of.
- Sleeping in
- A lovingly prepared meal she doesn’t have to clean up after
- A clean house with nothing on her to-do list
- Quality time surrounded by her favorite people
- Personal time to rejuvenate her spirit (a facial or massage)
- A relaxing, candlelit bubble bath before bed
It’s probably no surprise that what moms want most on Mother’s Day is to sleep in. And, once she gets up at her leisure, she wants a break from her routine of meeting the needs of the family. Polls reveal that moms are lukewarm about being served breakfast in bed, but love having breakfast prepared for them. Of course, that includes relieving her of any cleanup duties afterward. Veneerware® compostable plates make that easy!
Having everything ready for Mother’s Day shows mom you’ve put extra thought and energy into making her day special. Get together with the kids to plan your menu, shop for fresh ingredients, pick up a bouquet of flowers for the table, and have your certified organic bamboo cutting boards and utensils ready to make mom a breakfast she won’t soon forget. It’s especially fun for junior chefs to have their own Kids in the Kitchen utensils.
Get the day off to a good start by letting mom sleep while you and the kids whip up a delicious breakfast you’ll enjoy together, made easy with our line of kitchen gadgets for kids. Once you hear her stirring, bringing her a cup of coffee or tea in bed on her new organic bamboo serving tray is a great way to set the tone for the day, while giving her alone time to peacefully wake up. It will likely be hard to surprise your mom with the breakfast you’re preparing, so let her know she can lounge in bed until it’s time to gather at the table.
Whether she likes a sweet or savory breakfast, choose something easy to prepare and clean up after. It can be anything from a fresh fruit salad served with croissants or scones, to the Food Network’s kid-friendly Hash Brown, Tomato and Mozzarella Quiche. Scrambled eggs with your favorite ingredients is a sure winner, and making scones is always fun and easy for kids. Just be sure to clean up as you go so mom doesn’t have to! Here’s a simple recipe.
Kids in the Kitchen Scones
Ready in: 30 minutes
Makes 12-16 scones
2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut in small pieces
1⁄4 cup sugar
2⁄3 cup milk
- Heat the oven to 425°
- Put flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and mix well.
- Add the butter and blend with your fingers until the mixture looks like fine crumbs.
- Add sugar and toss to mix.
- Add milk and stir with a bamboo spoon until the dough forms. It may be a bit crumbly.
- Place dough on floured counter, kneading gently until it forms a ball.
- Pat or roll the dough into a circle about 1 1/2 inches thick.
- Cut each circle into 6 or 8 wedges.
- Place wedges slightly apart on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake about 12 minutes, or until medium brown on top.
Serve warm with butter, honey or jam.
We hope having the Kids in the Kitchen this Mother’s Day is great fun for you, and that mom basks in good food, fun and family the whole day long.
From all of us at bambu, Happy Mother’s Day!