Mothers Day Gift Ideas

by Aoife Ní Dhonghaile

Mother Appreciation Day is fast approaching and we want you to be ready and to be the favourite!

If this post reminds/prompts you at all to pick up something for your Mama for Mother’s Day, we’re glad we could help! ;)

There’s no one more deserving of a treat and break and if you can’t make it on the day why not choose another day or send a token of appreciation their way, just to let them know you’re thinking of them and you’re grateful for them.


Go the Extra Mile

A card can go a long way but why not go the extra mile and show them you mean it.

We have lots of stunning new accessories in store, perfect for the occasion.

Our Family Frame - £62.95

A frame to capture a happy family memory is an ideal gift. Print your favourite family photo or picture of mom and you and place in frame before gifting for extra personal touch.


Capture the Sentiments

Make it meaningful, -whatever meaningful means to you and your mom. Whether it’s a gift, a dinner or just showing up, do what you gotta do to show you care. If you’re stuck for gift ideas we have some gorgeous pieces that are treasures to last more than the day.

Mother & Child - £83.95
Celtic Mother of Love - £52.50

Make the Effort

For busy moms, the small things can go a long way.

Something simple can be the sweetest treat. Lend a helping hand and have dinner prepared for her. Even if you’re not a master chef, you can master these simple meals and the effort will mean a lot. For brownie point make sure you set the table so the whole family can gather and sit down together. Bonus point for setting the table properly too!


Royal Cake Serving Set - £40.9524 PC Vintage Cutlery Set - £102.50



And just to ease the process even more for you, here are some
quick and easy recipes to consider:


Falafel Burgers

Ingredients

400g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
1 small red onion, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1⁄2 tsp harissa paste or chilli powder
2 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp sunflower oil
toasted pitta bread, to serve
200g tub tomato salsa, to serve
green salad, to serve

Method

  1. Drain a 400g can chickpeas and pat dry with kitchen paper.
  2. Tip into a food processor along with 1 small roughly chopped red onion, 1 garlic clove, handful of flat-leaf parsley, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander, ½ tsp harissa paste or chillli powder, 2 tbsp plain flour and a little salt.
  3. Blend until fairly smooth, then shape into four patties with your hands.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp sunflower oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the burgers, then quickly fry for 3 mins on each side until lightly golden.
  5. Serve with toasted pitta bread, 200g tub tomato salsa and a green salad.


Time: 15 mins


Chicken & Broccoli Bake


Ingredients

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
4 medium chicken fillets, chopped
1 medium onion
450g / 1lb of broccoli florets
1 tin of chicken or mushroom soup
1 ½ dessertspoons of curry powder
150ml / ¼ pint semi-skimmed milk
50g / 2 oz. of brown breadcrumbs, 2 pan slices
50g / 2 oz. of low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
Salt and pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C / 425°F / Gas Mark 7
  2. Heat the oil in the saucepan
  3. Chop the onion finely and fry for 2 to 3 minutes
  4. Add the chicken pieces. Cook for 10 minutes
  5. Cook broccoli in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes
  6. Mix the milk, soup and curry powder together in a jug
  7. Put the cooked chicken pieces, onion and broccoli into the casserole dish
  8. Pour in the soup mixture, season with salt and pepper to taste, and cover with the breadcrumbs and grated cheese
  9. Cook in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes

Time: 45 mins


Happy Mother’s Day 

& thank you to all the mothers out there
from all of us here at
Mindy Brownes Interiors
xo

31st March 2019