Dads – do it right this Mother’s Day

Help the kids celebrate mum this Mother’s Day with some clever ideas to make this year the best yet!

Breakfast in bed: Start the day right by treating mum to a breakfast tray piled high with her favourite foods. Get the kids involved and into the kitchen cooking pancakes, French toast or our corn fritters! Check out the recipe below:

Pancetta and Vegetable Fritters

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 4 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 100 grams pancetta
  • 1 small tin sweet corn
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • ¼ cup SR flour
  • 2 shallots

 Avocado salsa:

  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ purple onion
  • 80 grams of feta cheese
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 sprigs parsley

Method

Fritters:

  1. Grate the zucchini into a sieve over a large bowl and allow the liquid to drain off. Pat dry with paper towel. Drain tinned corn
  2. Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Add the milk and whisk until combined
  3. Finely dice the pancetta and thinly slice the shallots
  4. Add the flours and grated cheese
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  6. Add the zucchini, shallots, corn and pancetta. Mix to combine
  7. Your mixture should be thick, if necessary add another tablespoon of SR flour
  8. Place 2 tbsp. of oil into a large nonstick fry pan. Allow the pan to reach a medium temperature
  9. Dollop 2 tbsp. of the mixture per fritter into the pan. You should make a total of 12 fritters in total
  10. Cook for 4 minutes either side. You should notice the mixture begins to bubble around the edges. Fritters should be golden either side

Smashed avocado salsa:

  1. Cut from the tip to the base of the avocado, twist to separate, remove the seed
  2. Scoop out the flesh of the avocado into a medium bowl, top with lemon juice, then mash with a fork
  3. Cut cherry tomatoes into quarters, dice the feta cheese and finely chop the onion and parsley. Add these to the bowl.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil. Toss to combine
  5. To serve, place 3 fritters on a plate with a dollop of salsa

Kids in the Kitchen can:

  • Measure the ingredients
  • Grate the zucchini
  • Mix all the fritter ingredients together
  • Scoop out the avocado and toss the salsa

 Made with love: Nothing says “I love you” like a homemade gift from the heart. Get creative with the kids and help them make a photo book, candle or terrarium. Not only will it keep the kids entertained for an afternoon, Mum will love this one-of-kind gift. 

 Cook dinner for Mum: Even though it’s Mother’s Day does Mum usually get stuck in the kitchen cooking for her Mum? This year, share the load and have the kids cook all the Mums in your family a special meal. For a selection of delicious recipes to spoil mum and get the kids in the kitchen click here!