Guys! Mother’s Day is on Sunday! Did you get a present for your Mom, wife, grandmother, etc…. yet? What do you even get them for Mother’s Day??? Well, I am here to help you decode what Moms actually want for Mother’s Day.
What do Moms want?
On my Insta-stories, I ran a poll to see what moms would like for Mother’s Day. There were three questions:
- Do you want something new or homemade? 83% said homemade.
- Do you want something material or an experience? 90% said an experience.
- Do you want something sentimental or make a new memory? 56% said new memory
So these results indicate that Moms want a homemade new memory experience! Whaaattt?!?! No wonder everyone is confused on what to get their moms!
Expert Advice Needed
To decode these polls, I turned to one of my mom friends and my own Mom.
My mom friend and I talked about what she wanted for Mothers Day. She wanted to have a special day at the beach with her family and go out to dinner at restaurant that she liked. She also wanted a homemade card from her kids and for her husband to buy her some jewelry. This might sounds pretty typical but it actually fits in perfectly with the poll results:
- Something homemade: Mother’s Day card from the kids
- An experience: a fun day at the beach
- A new memory: dinner with the family at a restaurant
Maybe these poll results are onto something…
I thought about what I would want for Mothers Day too. I would love anything homemade by the kids, like a card. And I would love for someone to make me a meal. That could be both a new memory and an experience since who knows what 3 kids under 5 years old could whip up in the kitchen!
For the final input, I consulted the ultimate expert on the subject…my mom! I asked her what some of her favorite Mothers days were. She said that she loved the homemade breakfasts-in-bed that my sisters and I used to make her. Honestly, we used to make her breakfasts-in-bed for all occasions like her birthday, my parents wedding anniversary, and, of course, Mothers Day. I think our cooking repertoire was pretty limited, mostly scrambled eggs, toast and chicken sausage. We may have branched out into pancakes every once in a while! I had actually forgotten that we used to do this until my mom mentioned it. I guess it goes to show you that new memories are made on things that you may not expect, but it means so much to someone else.
What does all this mean?
I think the poll results really boil down to one vital point: Moms just want to be appreciated!!! Yes, that is the secret!!! The way that you show this appreciation can be through a homemade item, a fun experience, creating a new memory with them or anything else you can think of. That is really the key here: think of some special way to show your appreciation. I like to show appreciation through food gifts, but I also like to think of gifts that the recipient probably wouldn’t get themselves e.g. massages, nice clothes or shoes, books, jewelry, special framed photos, cooking classes, movies, music, tickets to a concert/event, etc. The way you show appreciation doesn’t need to be expensive or a grand gesture. It just needs to be sincere, loving and most of all, showing understanding and gratitude for all the things that Moms do for their family.
A Nostalgic Breakfast Updated
Thinking of how my sisters and I used to make breakfast-in-bed for my Mom when we were kids, made me wonder, “What would I cook for my mom nowadays?” This idea became an awesome updated nostalgic breakfast: Everything Bagel Poached Egg Stacks with Avocado Mash. My mom loves bagels and avocado, and I think eggs are always great for breakfast. So why not combine all these delicious ingredients into one incredible breakfast?!
The key seasoning in this dish is Everything Bagel seasoning! This version is super quick and homemade, adapted from recipe-diaries.com. This seasoning is so delicious!!! It gives that bagel flavor to the recipe without eating an actual bagel.
Instead of a bagel or some other kind of bread, I swapped it for sweet potato toasts. I love this alternative to bread because the slight sweetness is a perfect contrast to the savory Everything Bagel seasoning. I especially like the crispy crust! Yum!
To top the sweet potato toasts, I made a mixture of mashed avocado, lemon juice and nutritional yeast. The nutritional yeast gives a cheesy flavor to the dish. It might sound kinda weird to add this to the avocado, but it actually tastes delicious. That slightly cheesy flavor reminds me of the cream cheese flavor that you would typically have with bagels.
To amp up the nutritional value of the meal, I also included a quick and easy kale salad. This salad acts as a bed for the poached egg stacks and I love kale in everything so it was my duty to add it here lol! My mom also grows kale so it was a little nod to her green thumbs.
Lastly, poached eggs! This is probably my favorite way to cook eggs because it so fast and you have a built in sauce for your dish! Of course, you could sub scrambled eggs or whatever kind of eggs you like instead.
This dish turned out so delicious! I love the Everything Bagel seasoning on the eggs. It really gives you a punch of delectable savory flavor, which I adore! Plus, it looks absolutely gourmet – like something you would get at a restaurant for brunch. I plan to make this dish for my Mom when I next see her. I think she is really going to like it! Maybe this simple and easy recipe could serve as a possible breakfast-in-bed for the Mom in your life too!
Lastly, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Moms do so much to keep the family and household running smoothly. Some of these things, no one will ever know or realize, except other moms! We put a lot of high expectations on ourselves so that our families have everything they could possibly want or need. Enjoy this beautiful day when your families can show you how much they care! You are amazing, talented, fierce, strong, loving, inspiring women and I am honored to be in your company.