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Mother's Day Candlelight Dinner
She may be your Mom, but she probably still has a romantic streak in her, cleverly disguised beneath diapers and dishwater since the day you were born. Pamper her with this elegant, but easy, meal, a little of her favorite music, dim lights, and tall candles on the table. Or, if she prefers, serve this as an elegant lunch or brunch, with fresh flowers to accent and brighten the table.
Kids, ask Dad or another adult for permission to use the kitchen and for their supervision while you cook. Because this meal can be made mostly in advance, Dad and the kids can entertain Mom with a few spins on the dance floor before serving, and everyone - from the littlest to the biggest family member - can pitch in to show Mom just how special she is!
Mother's Day Menu
Make Mom a special meal using the following recipes:
Except for the couscous, which takes only ten minutes to make, this elegant meal can be prepared early in the day, or as much as a day in advance - even by kitchen novices. On Mother's Day, allow 30 minutes for finishing up the preparation and serving the meal. She'll be so impressed!
The day before (or 2 to 3 hours before serving):
On Mother's Day
With most of the foods cooked in advance, you only need to do these few tasks before announcing your Mother's Day meal:
To serve the meal:
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