Festive Menu Ideas for Celebrating Mom!

How can we celebrate Mom at home this year? Let us count the ways!

Need some fresh ideas for celebrating the important Mom(s) in your life this year? Well, you have come to the right place! The Oliver’s Team has you covered with recipes and tips for three different celebrations!  And don’t forget that we have fantastic gifts, cards, and flowers, too, so while you are picking up your groceries at Oliver’s, you can save yourself another stop!

Mother’s Day Brunch

Breakfast in bed and brunch are naturals for Mother’s Day, when you want to treat your favorite maternal person to something relaxing, delicious, and maybe a little bit decadent, too!

Let’s start with festive libations. In addition to Oliver’s Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, we are featuring some great sparkling wines in this week’s ad, plus we rounded up this delicious Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary recipe to get your celebration off to a great start.

Next comes some fresh, ripe berries or other fresh fruit, perhaps a tasty green salad, some crusty local bread, and instead of traditional quiche or frittata, how about this Savory Brunch Strata?  Or this French Toast Bake with Berries can move your menu in a sweeter direction.

Dessert options from our Bakery department are fairly endless, but the fruit topped Cheesecake featured this week is a great place to start!

Sonoma County Picnic

Pack a basket full of delicious and easy options (Don’t forget the wine opener!) and head out in any direction in Sonoma County. So many locations await, from beach to vineyards to Redwoods. The choice is yours!

The Cremeux de Bourgogne French triple cream and Matin des Pyrenees Rose Petal Confit from this week’s ad paired with your favorite sparkling wine would make a glorious beginning of any picnic. Grab delicious crackers and other accoutrements from our cheese department, including local, domestic or imported charcuteries and other cheeses. (Keep it really simple and make this the focus of your picnic basket!)

If you are seeking heartier picnic fare, how about a prepared salad or two and Panini sandwiches from our Deli?

Grab some beautiful strawberries, Oliver’s Own freshly baked cookies, or perhaps a house-made pie, and your picnic will have a sweet finish.

While you are at Oliver’s you can also pick up a Sonoma County Parks Pass and enjoy our local parks with a gift for Mom that works all year long!

Mother’s Day Dinner

Dinner is also a great time to celebrate Mother’s Day! Your dinner plans might involve preparing your mother’s favorite dish, grabbing something from her favorite restaurant, or donning your apron and cooking up a feast!

At Oliver’s, we pride ourselves in giving our customers plenty of choices. You can grab a few prepared items and focus on cooking a few things yourself, or do it all from scratch.

Featured this week at special pricing are our Oliver’s Choice 100% Angus Beef Filet Mignon and Wild Caught Lobster Tails. A perfect Surf & Turf dinner for Mom is in the bag! Or, if you are cooking for a group, you may want to consider the Oliver’s Choice 100% Angus Bone-in Beef Rib Roast.

Our featured Fresh Organic California Asparagus is a wonderful side no matter how you choose to prepare it, and how about these timesaving suggestions for another side dish: Grab our house-made Twice Baked Potatoes or Risotto Cakes from our Deli. We also have Oliver’s Own Soups galore, which make it easy to add a soup course to your meal: How about Crimini Mushroom or Carrot Ginger soup for a first course? Garnish with crème fraiche (or sour cream) and chives or a swirl of extra virgin olive oil and cracked pepper.

No Mother’s Day celebration is complete without a decadent dessert. Stop by our Bakery and pick up Chocolate Decadence Bites or Cake, a Fruit topped Cheesecake, or elegant chocolate mousse cups.  Spring is also a great time for a simple Blueberry Lemon Trifle made with fresh whipped cream, Lemon Curd, cubed Angel’s Food (or Pound) Cake and fresh berries. (You can make the lemon curd or use a prepared version, such as Bonne Maman, featured in REV this quarter).

One way or another, we hope you will find inspiration for celebrating Mother’s Day – and the women who helped you become who you are — with a memorable meal with a little help from Oliver’s Market. Cheers!

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