The clock’s ticking to track down the perfect gift for Mom and, as any of us who’ve been doing this for more years than we care to divulge (like you, I am an ageless child!), zeroing in on something really special can be tricky. True, it’s the thought that counts but….as any mom will attest (mine included), you get point for style and creativity, too.
So if you’d like to honor mom in a way she’ll remember long past her annual holiday, here are three creative spins on the classics sure to make her smile (and reduce your chances from getting cut out of the will!).
•Flowers Made Better
Fresh flowers are dramatic but long after they’ve faded into the sunset, these framed Jeweled Hydrangeas will still be a-bloom and adding unexpected sparkly charm to her favorite room.
•Whisk Her Away!
Create the sense of a vacation with scent. The Pure Palm Sandy Beach candle fills the air with a tropical fusion of jasmine, rose and lily of the valley so realistic Mom might don her shades and wiggle her toes in imaginary sand.
•Give Her a Taste of the Good Life…Again and Again
Breakfast in bed only counts if the food is good! Try this quick-fix recipe that even the kids can lend a hand with. Not only is this a tasty meal-in-one that the whole family can enjoy, it’s designed to be readied for baking the night before in a bean pot (Somerset Song shown here) which then becomes part of the gift.
French Toast & Sausage
Making breakfast is a snap with this recipe because most of the prep is done the night before.
10 slices bread (stale or fresh, cubed)
1/3 cup milk
Cinnamon and nutmeg
The evening before serving, place enough bread in bean pot to fill halfway.
In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, dash of cinnamon and nutmeg together.
Pour mixture over bread.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, squeeze pancake syrup over top of mixture making an “S” shape in both directions.
Cover with foil and twist to make handles on each end of bean pot.
Place sausage links on foil.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
•Recipe from Celebrating Home’s “Meals, Moments & Memories Entrees” cookbook.