Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11. We’re giving you ample time to plan out the perfect day and pay tribute to all the Moms in your life. Mom was the first one to patch up that scraped knee when you fell off your first tractor, or to dust away the dirt the first time you were bucked off a horse.
Its time to celebrate her! We’ve gathered some ideas that might help you express your love for these ladies with gracious amounts of all of her favorite things, wine, chocolate, food, and you!
Spoil her, let her sleep in a little longer and prepare her breakfast in bed. Nothin’ says love like heart-shaped toast and eggs! (Image via Pip and Ebby)
Just as perfect as this idea is for Valentine’s Day, it is also full of love for Mother’s Day. Eggs, toast, pancakes or bacon (yes, bacon) – get creative and whip up her favorite!
If you like to bake, this is your time to shine! Bake Mom a cake! Or a pie, or cupcakes, or how about a Flower Pot Cake? Because Moms seem to have a knack for making things grow. (Image and recipe via Will Cook for Friends)
Now, the real fun starts with dinner. If you do a roast, you can set it out early to let simmer. We recommend a beef, chicken, or a classic lamb roast which pairs beautifully with Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red’s hints of black cherries, plum, cola, rose petal and vanilla. Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red pairs particularly well with this buttery and tender Unbelievably Easy Roast Beef via Crepes of Wrath.
Unbelievably Easy Roast Beef
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour
1 2.5 lb boneless eye-round roast, tied
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
1½ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (this is a good amount and makes a decently hot roast, so cut it back to 1 teaspoon if you’re sensitive to heat)
3 cloves of garlic, finely minced to a paste (see the photos above for an explanation)
The day before you plan to cook the roast, sprinkle the salt evenly over the meat, rolling it on your board to pick up excess salt that has failed to stick. Wrap it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight, or at least for a few hours the day of.
Place the oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Remove the roast from the refrigerator and use paper towels to dry excess moisture from the meat. Rub the roast all over with the teaspoon of oil before evenly sprinkling on the oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, pepper and garlic.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it just begins to simmer and slightly smoke. Add the roast and sear until richly browned on all sides (including the sides and the ends), 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Transfer the roast to a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet and sprayed with Pam. Roast the meat for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until the meat reaches 115 degrees F on a meat thermometer. Turn the oven off, leaving the roast in the oven for another 30-40 minutes, or until the roast reaches an internal temperature of 130 degrees F for medium-rare or 140 degrees F for medium. Do not cook the roast past medium or the meat will be too dry!
Remove the roast from the oven to a carving board and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes. Slice the meat as thinly as possible and serve with potatoes, vegetables, and/or crusty bread.
– See more at: Crepesofwrath.com
Uncork your Purple Cowboy, slice thin and serve.
For dessert, do a little chocolate research. Find out what pairs well with her favorite wine. Try the Wine Sisterhood wine and chocolate pairing guide.
With Purple Cowboy wines, we recommend milk chocolate or dark chocolate and caramel. Nothing too extravagant, but we’ll bet it will be a day she won’t forget.
And lastly, we took the hard part out of finding Mom a gift. We pre-packaged some of the favorite Wine Shop goodies into one Mom-themed gift package! Happy Mother’s Day!