Making your mom a fancy meal for Mother’s Day? Pick out the perfect wine to go with it! These food and wine pairings are sure to impress and please on your mom’s special day.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner (side note…can you believe it’s MAY already!?), I’ve been thinking about what to get my mom for the special day. I love celebrating Mother’s Day…even more than my mom’s birthday or Christmas! There is just something so special about a day dedicated to appreciating all that moms do. Frankly, I think being a mother would be the hardest job in the world…no joke. I know I could never do it, so anyone that takes on that responsibility is a true hero in my eyes.
Like I said, I’ve been thinking about what to get my mom and I decided that this year’s gift would involve an experience instead of an item. I think we can all agree that memories mean more than physical ‘things’ and I’d rather give my mom something she can remember forever than something she may forget about in a cluttered corner of the house within a few months.
I’ve been thinking about things my mom loves and I came up with two that I think she’d appreciate me acknowledging for Mother’s day…golf and wine. While I like wine myself, golf is not really my thing! She LOVES it though and she’s been begging me to get out there and play a round with her for years now.
So this Mother’s Day (hopefully she’s not reading this!) that’s what I am going to do. I am going to treat my mom to a round of golf and followed by a personally curated wine tasting and home cooked meal. I still haven’t decided on the exact meal I’ll make but I have been doing my research. I picked out two amazing wines from the vineyard Gran Reserva (their Cabernet Sauvignon and their Sauvignon Blanc) and now all I have to do is find the perfect meal that pairs well with either!
Here are a few of the recipes I found that pair well with red and white wines (depending on which I decide to go with for the dinner!). But don’t worry both wines will be tasted no matter what menu I decide on. 😉
Recipes to pair with Whites
Healthy Italian Spaghetti Carbonara | Super Healthy Kids
Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad | Skinny Taste
Spring Brunch Pizza | Food Pleasure Health
Baked Fish Fillet Sandwiches | The Kitchn
Poached Scallops with Leeks and Carrots | Real Simple
Healthier Panzanella | The Pioneer Woman
Mediterranean Baked Sole | The Mediterranean Dish
Recipes to pair with Reds
Balsamic Braised Short Ribs | Joyfully Healthy Eats
Healthier Slow Cooker Beef Stew | Primavera Kitchen
Healthy Turkey Meatballs without Bread Crumbs | The Fit Blog
Eggplant Parmesan Stacks | Food Pleasure Health
Lamb Shank Tagine with Dates | NY Times
Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw | Skinny Taste
Baked Haddock with Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus | Marathons & Motivation
Don’ t they all look AMAZING?! Seriously, how is a girl to choose? I’ll let you know which one I decided to go with in a few days.
If you want to celebrate your golf/wine loving mom in a similar way to what I am doing definitely check out the Gran Reserva line of wines. When you buy a bottle, you can enjoy a $25 credit on a round of golf at major golf courses nationwide courtesy of Concha y Toro Gran Reserva. Find a specially marked bottle necker where you buy wine. And you can also enter a great sweepstakes to win – one year of free golf. Check it out: http://clvr.li/2nLqvdg Pretty cool, right?! And just in time for Mother’s Day! I know a year of FREE golf would be my mom’s Mother’s Day dream! Fingers crossed.
How are you celebrating your mom this Mother’s Day?
If you’re a mom yourself, would you rather have a physical gift or a special experience with your loved ones for Mother’s Day?
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