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Mother’s Day Is Just Around The Corner, 14th March

Each and every year, as Mothering Sunday approaches, many of us fumble for ideas for the right present to give, or gesture to offer. We’re pretty sure, if you actually ask mums what they really want, chances are this year they would like someone to cook for them.

This year Mothering Sunday falls on March 14th, but with lockdown still in place in England until March 29th, celebrations will be limited to within our household bubbles, giving families the perfect opportunity to spend time together over a celebratory meal, potentially allowing mums the chance to step away from the kitchen.

From breakfast until supper, we’ve come up with some easy dishes to create to help you show mum you care – even the novice chef will be able to tackle at least one of these suggestions too so it’s the perfect way to get the whole family involved. All of the ingredients are available to buy fresh from our Eastgate shop or can be ordered online for next-day delivery.*

Breakfast in bed | Skill level – Easy to Moderate

Mrs Darlington’s Medium Cut Orange Marmalade on toast and cup of tea will set mum up until lunchtime. Alternatively, rustle up a full English breakfast using our finest Lincolnshire sausages, several rashers of our finest dry-cured smoked bacon, black pudding, scrambled eggs and baked beans.

Roast shoulder of lamb | Skill level – Easy to moderate

Cooking a roast dinner is surprisingly easy – the main ingredients require the most elementary of culinary skills to prepare – the trickiest part is making sure everything is ready at the same time.

To impress mum, opt for boned and rolled shoulder of lamb, known as the ‘foodies’ choice of cut as it has so much flavour. Roast with lemon and thyme for a spectacularly tasty family dinner. Serve with Mrs Darlington’s Mint Sauce – perfect with roast lamb. We are always happy to advise about cooking times and best cuts to suit your needs.

Afternoon Tea | Skill level – Easy

This is one youngsters will probably enjoy helping with and older children may be able to make independently. Make a selection of sandwiches using different fillings. Why not go for our sliced honey roast ham and mustard and Dambuster cheese with Mrs Darlington’s Piccalilli, served with our homecooked sausage rollsfresh egg custard tarts and a slice of Lincolnshire Plum loaf spread with Longley Farm Jersey butter.

One-pan supper | Skill level – Easy

A stir-fry can be cooked in a wok and is one of the easiest and quickest meals to make – and it’s healthy, too! Our stir fry packs include diced chicken with sliced peppers and onions in a Caribbean sauce. Serve with Straight To Wok noodles and a glass of white wine.

Once Mother’s Day is behind us, we will start to look ahead to the next event on the calendar – Easter, which this year falls on the first weekend in April. If there are no changes in the current roadmap out of lockdown, after March 29th, families will be able to meet outside in private gardens either with one other household or within the “rule of six”. This means we can now tentatively plan an Easter Sunday feast – whether that’s sitting down to roast leg of lamb around a dining table on the patio or eating a sizzling burger from the barbecue. Whatever your Easter feast plans, we’ll have it covered.

*Orders must be placed by 2pm for next day delivery.

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