Mother’s Day Treats

Eggs-benedict

Quality time with the family and brunch top Mother’s day treats.

If you’re wondering what to pick up for that special gift this weekend, just over a quarter of mothers (26%) said their ideal gift for mother’s day would be spending quality time with their family.  15% would like to be served brunch and 11% would like someone to do the housework. However, 3 in 10 mothers said the worst gift they could receive for Mother’s Day would be a household appliance while 27% said receiving nothing would be the worst and 14% think getting a cookbook would be the worst gift to receive on Mother’s Day.

21% of mothers said they drop hints about what they want for Mother’s Day with Dublin mothers the most likely to drop hints. Hinting might not be such a bad suggestion to avoid disappointment as 47% of mothers in a relationship said their partner had previously forgotten to organise a card / gift from the children for Mother’s Day with 61% of Mothers from Munster saying their partner had forgotten Mother’s Day.

Known for pearls of wisdom, when asked the best advice Irish mammies give to children, 51% said ‘treat others how you would like to be treated’, followed by ‘If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all’, ‘what’s for you won’t pass you by’, ‘take flat 7-up for an upset stomach’ and ‘If you don’t ask you can’t get it’.

You can’t go wrong with flowers and chocolates and Mother’s day is the busiest time of the year for flower sales as shoppers pick up bouquets to treat mothers and mother-in-laws. Tesco has a wide range of bouquets to make mums smile this Mother’s Day from pocket money budget options of pink tulips at €5 up to selected finest* bouquets available at a special offer of ‘2 for €35’ while stocks last. Raise a toast to mum with a glass of Mumm cordon rouge champagne which is reduced to €25 and the award winning Tesco finest* bisol prosecco which is reduced to €10 until Sunday.

For those planning to serve up brunch, the ‘3 for €4’ special offer on selected Tesco finest* breakfast range from March 3rd to 6th includes Tesco finest* Irish pork sausages 227g, selected Tesco finest* rashers 200g and Tesco finest* black and white pudding 300g.  For an indulgent brunch treat, home cooks can serve up this eggs benedict recipe that takes just 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook

Eggs Benedict recipe (serves 2)

Ingredients

  • 200g butter
  • 8 rashers
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Dash of red wine vinegar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 bagels
  • Chives to garnish

Method

  1. Put the butter in a small pan and heat slowly until it has melted. Remove from the heat, pour into a small bowl and set aside
  2. Bring a pan of salted water to a gentle simmer. Put the egg yolks in a large mixing bowl and sit the bowl over the water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Add the vinegar and some seasoning and whisk the eggs for a minute or so. Slowly pour the melted butter into the egg yolk mixture, whisking continually until all the butter has been incorporated and you have a sauce of spooning consistency. Set aside.
  3. Grill the bacon for a few minutes until crisp, turning halfway through.
  4. Poach the eggs in the pan of water for 4 minutes then scoop out and drain
  5. Slice the bagels in half and toast for a couple of minutes
  6. Top each toasted bagel half with a couple of rashers and bacon, a soft poached egg and a generous spoonful of the hollandaise sauce. Garnish with the chives and serve immediately

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