Mother's Day Dinner Ideas

Mom's Happiness Is
All That Matters

Mother's Day dinner ideas are all about making moms feel special and happy.  It depends on how adventurous your mother is.  Throughout out all these years of experiences and observations, I learn that moms actually love to take that adventure and try out something new and surprising.



Different dishes of different themes of Mother's Day dinner ideas

Who is the boss in the house, mom or dad?  In my family, for 3 generations, moms have been the bosses in the house.  Everybody will work harder and do more when it comes to Mother's Day Dinner ideas.

Mothers always worry about their figures.  They like to eat healthy.  They also like to eat with their eyes.  Most of the time, they are more open-minded when it comes to food.

I picked Chinese food as one of the Mother's Day Dinner ideas because of my experiences and observations in the last few years.

My mom's mantra when it comes to dining out, "Why do you want to order something that you can make at home?  Order something new.  Order something you either don't know how to make or don't make very often at home."  As much as she loves to travel and check out new places and new food, after a short while, she needs to have some Chinese food fix.  I guess she is just traditional at heart.

My American mother-in-law loves Chinese food because she doesn't cook it or buy it on her own very often.  My sister-in-law loves to take her food adventures.  One year, we bought both of them a Chinese dinner for their Mother's Day celebration.  I could tell from their faces that it would be something that they would love to do it again.


Homemade Chinese Dinner for Mom

Soup is always an appetizer in a traditional Chinese dinner. Since this is such a popular soup in the west, how could I skip it, right?


No-Prep Stir-Fry Vegetables Noodles

Noodles are always served for special occasions.  It means longevity.  Which mother doesn't want to live long enough to witness her child(ren) grow old and happy?  Make sure to tell her the meaning of the noodles in Chinese.  She will love it.


Pina Colada Popsicles

Most mothers worry about their figures.  This popsicle dessert is just a right portion to keep mom happy.  Plus, pineapple and coconut are 2 major ingredients used in Asian cooking.  It just works perfectly for the theme.

I must say that sometimes mothers just want to go with simple ideas and being low key.  Honestly, I feel myself moving towards that every day.  So, here are several more Mother's Day dinner ideas for you.  If they all look too good for you to pick only one, set another date for another celebration with mom.  She never complains too many gatherings.



More Mother's Day Dinner Ideas

Casserole Brunch

These casserole recipes are very filling.  It feeds a big crowd and can easily wash down with some sparking wine or other alcohol.

Just in case you need more to feed everybody, throw in a 3rd one.


Semi-Homemade Pastry Brunch

Everybody can go to a great bakery to get some nice pastry and enjoy.  Nothing better than adding some of your twists and show some love to mom, right?


Pancake Breakfast

Pancake breakfast could be very boring sometimes.  Throw in this thin crepe-like pancakes with another savory spinach pancake recipes would make a boring breakfast to be an interesting one.

They both need your attention throughout the entire cook time.  So, keep your oven on at 250F.  Transfer them into the oven and keep them warm until serving.


"Twisted" Waffle and French Toast Breakfast

These 2 recipes are served in a non-traditional ways.  The Peanut Butter French Toast is in Hong Kong style.  The Ham Waffle Sandwich was inspired by a restaurant recipe.

They sure give you a lot to talk about on the dining table.


All-About-Eating-Healthy Dinner

There are many mothers very health conscious.  The salad can be served in very big portion while the main course and the dessert are served in a way that mom and guests can choose to have smaller serving size.  It is the day of making moms happy.  So, why not make it more flexible to let her to choose, right?


For On-Low-Carb-Diet Moms

Mothers, like me, are watching what we eat.  Surely, you don't want to see your mom feel guilty after enjoying a special meal with you, right?  This low-carb Mother's Day dinner idea is super easy and perfect for on-diet moms.



Gift Ideas






Gift Ideas for Very Practical Moms

My mom lives in the city, Hong Kong, where everybody lives in an apartment.  Typical family lives in 400-600 square feet apartment.  If it is over 1,000 square feet, it is considered huge and luxurious. 

So, to her, she always appreciates something that would not take up any more room of her living space.  She loves to receive gift that she can use up and be useful to her.

If your mom happens to be similar to mine, here are some practical gift ideas for you:


Customize Your Mother's Day Gift

This is one of the best gift ideas that I had ever found, especially if you live so far away from your mom like me.



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