In the UK, today is Mother’s Day! Here’s a little look at how my family celebrated…
When Sinéad and I were kids we LOVED to host pretend dinners. We had a pretend kitchen and pretend food and we created menus and served guests at a pretend restaurant. In the summer we would move our restaurant outside and collect leaves and flowers in the garden and make “yummy” meals for our number one guest: our mum.
Today we stepped up our game. We spent the afternoon in my real kitchen, preparing a real meal and we created menus and served mum real food. (That is what adult life is. It’s being able to do the same stuff you were doing as a kid but on a much bigger scale!)
After a quick trip to Asda and some lunch, Sinéad and I set to work on the apple and raspberry crumble for dessert.
2 Cups Plain Flour
1 Cup Medium Stone Ground Oatmeal
1/2 Cup Caster Sugar
1 Cup Butter
3 Apples (Sliced)
2 Handfuls of Raspberries
In a mixing bowl, you need to mix together the flour, oats, sugar and butter until it starts to look like breadcrumbs.
Next, you need to get an oven dish and use all the apple and raspberries to make a layer that covers the bottom of the dish. You can then pour the crumble evenly over the top of the fruit.
Finally, you need to pop it in the oven at 180 degrees for around 20-25 minutes until the top goes golden and the fruit is bubbling.
After we made the crumble we made some little menus for our meal.
We set the table, giving each person a menu and adding some flowers and a candle to make it look cute and cozy!
For dinner, we made our best lasagna yet! We used jars of sauce but added our own chopped red onion, mushrooms and courgettes. We also made a caesar salad and served garlic bread.
As great as our pretend kitchen was, this meal was definitely far better than any plastic hamburger or leaf stew we made as kids. Past Shannon and Sinéad would have been so impressed!
Happy Mother’s Day!