Elaine of California Living has tagged me to play a game requiring you to put together a menu of 5-10 dishes that you have previously posted on your blog for a special occasion - originally Easter, but as that has passed, for another occasion.
I have decided to put together a Mothers Day menu, as next Sunday is Mothers Day in Australia. I have my Mum's present wrapped and ready at her place, and I am going to visit her for the big day - although it is unlikely that I'll be cooking, because my Mum is still master of her kitchen.
My Mum likes simple foods and is not particularly adventurous, so I would keep things pretty low key. My Mothers Day menu is as follows:
For appetisers, I would serve these salmon tartlets:
For entree, I would make a big pot of minestrone soup:
For main, I would make Nigella's Groggy Roast Chicken served with roast root vegetables:
with a side of pancetta green beans:
For dessert (because you have to have dessert!), I would serve Lemon Delicious:
with some of Dorie's homemade vanilla icecream:
I think Mum would enjoy most of this. It's interesting that, drawing on almost 4 years of blogging, my menu comes primarily from Nigella, Jamie and Dorie - three of my favourite celebrity cooks/chefs.
Thanks to Elaine for tagging me. I will go the same route as Yummy Chunklet and wait until next Easter to tag someone.