Mothers are heaven-sent and they work hard all year long. Mother's Day is the perfect time to show your mom how much she is loved and appreciated...with food!
We love food and we love outdoor grilling spaces! It is the best of both worlds, to be honest. We have the best outdoor trends for 2018 to bring your grilling up another notch!
These are the top recipes that we know your mom will love on her special day:
Alright, the first recipe on our list! Beef and Vegetable Kabobs with Mint Chimichurri Sauce. Mint Chimichurri, yum! Any kind of kabobs seem to be a summer staple when it comes to outdoor grilling! This is such a simple recipe that will take little prep and cooking time (just marinate the beef overnight!). Simply select the beef and any veggies you prefer to grill (we like green peppers, onions, and maybe some pineapple), and put them on skewers. A pro-tip: soak the skewers in water one hour before you put them on the grill. This keeps them from burning.
Is mom a healthy person? One recipe is great for people who are looking to eat a lighter dinner: Basil Tomato Chicken Breasts. First thing’s first, make a simple marinade. Combine garlic, tomatoes, vinegar, oil, basil, black pepper, and salt! Add the chicken and let it marinate for at least one hour. Leave about ¼ of the marinade in a bowl to the side for garnish after the chicken is done and drizzle it on top for an extra burst of flavor! You can add a nice quinoa salad and grill fresh veggies as well.
Some shrimp on the barbie! This Citrus-Honey Grilled Shrimp will give you all the summer feels and flavors with notes of lemon and honey. This is a simple and delicious recipe to cook on Mother’s Day or any other time of year. You can also make this as an appetizer because shrimp only takes two to three minutes to cook! Start by combining lime juice, honey, oil, garlic, white pepper, and salt. Take half of this mixture and put it into a bowl with the shrimp. The other half gets set aside for seasoning after the grilling is done.
It isn’t summertime until you’ve grilled up some BBQ Chicken Thighs! Get real fancy and make your own BBQ to knock mom’s socks off. The marinade is simple: olive oil, white vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes, and salt. The chicken will take about 30 minutes to cook. If anything, check out the link for the BBQ sauce alone!
Forget a Rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store and make one yourself for Mother’s Day dinner! This is one grilling recipe that starts in the morning because it takes longest to prepare than the other recipes we have suggested. This Garlic-Lemon Rotisserie Chicken cooks for about one and a half hours, but will totally be worth it at the end.
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At the end of the day, Mother’s Day is about spending quality time with your mom. You can cook her a meal, get her a card, and even a bottle of wine that would pair well with one of these meals. It isn’t the size of the gift you give, but the thought behind it that counts.
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