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4 Recipes to Spoil Mum with this Mother's Day

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, but let’s be real…one day in the year is not enough to celebrate all the wonderful things mothers do. Mother’s Day (or Mother’s Week as we are calling it) doesn’t have to be just about celebrating your biological Mum - it can encompass anyone who has been a motherly figure in your life (some Dads even play the role of Mum and Dad…).

Here at Recipes.co.nz we want to show our love and appreciation to the magnificent “Mums” of New Zealand in the best way we know how – through food. Nothing says “I love you” like a home-cooked meal, so we have thrown together some delicious recipes for you to spoil the special Mum(s) in your life all week long.

If you are a Mum hand these recipes over to your loved ones and let someone else do the bulk of cooking this week – you’ve earned it.

Monday: Beef Korma Curry

Enjoy a fragrant mix of herbs and spices and tender melt in your mouth beef, all in a creamy coconut sauce. The homemade korma paste is well worth the effort; we recommend making a double batch and freezing for later. Serve with steamed white rice and flatbreads or naan. Don’t forget to garnish with plenty of fresh coriander.

Wednesday: The Best Spaghetti and Meatballs

Mum will love this spaghetti and meatballs recipe - it's quite possibly the tastiest that she'll ever eat. On the table in well under an hour, the recipe is simple to make and jammed with flavour that everyone will love.

Sunday (Mother's Day): Brunch Beef Hash

This Brunch Beef Hash is a great breakfast in bed option to spoil Mum with. The recipe offers a fancy twist on everyday ingredients (but is still so easy to make). Just chop up your corned beef and potatoes, fry with onions, top with some feta and serve breakfast with a poached egg. Yum!

Bonus: Red Wine and Minty Lamb Shanks

For those who'd rather treat Mum to dinner, this red wine and minty lamb shanks recipe is bound to please! These lamb shanks are slowly cooked in a delicious sauce until they fall apart. Red wine paired with whole grain mustard, fresh mint and honey combine to create a sauce with a wonderful depth of flavour. Serve shanks on a kumara and potato mash and enjoy.

Posted by Katrina Dixon

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