I am a mom to two boys, 11 and 13-years-old. They may want to make something that I'll like but that they'll like too in honor of Mother's Day. I decided to shop the recipes that were offered at Cindy Gordon's www.VegetarianMamma.com Gluten-Free Fridays link ups from the last couple of weeks to assemble a nice Mother's Day dinner menu that my kids could make and that I (and they) would want to eat.
Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing. Now that the farm share is starting to roll in again, we are awash in spinach and other greens. Not sure both boys would be into this as a salad, but I fully expect it could served in a deconstructed format with ranch dressing (for at least one boy) optional. The other one would totally eat this.
Homemade Creamy Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese. I don't often eat Mac and Cheese because... well, you know. But if my kids made me this for Mother's Day? I totally would.
Easy Sauteed Brussels Sprouts. I love Brussels sprouts. My partner loves Brussels spouts. I would fill my plate with 3/4's of this, telling the boys that I want to leave more Mac and Cheese for them. I'm thoughtful and generous that way.
Frosty Peach Shake. Dessert! I would encourage the freezer pop option so that a reasonable amount of time could pass between Mac N Cheese and this. I'd point the boys to the 1% milk instead of the almond milk -- I've read that other "milks" might not set up well. Though I guess if it's frozen it would. Whatever.
Cinnamon Sugar Chickpeas. I have a savory version in my ecookbook, but it's nice to have a little sweet thing to have on hand as an evening snack.
Enjoy the day!