Mother knows best, right? We love our moms and everything they have taught us. Their pearls of wisdom just at the right time that they somehow draw upon from the sea of the Mom Library and the encyclopedia of Motherhood. Additionally, who doesn’t love their mom’s homemade food? Sure, you might have complained while you were still living at home, but now that you have to Adult and are living on your own, just like Mom’s wisdom you remember why you loved dear Mom that much.
With today’s hectic schedule, we have programmed ourselves and our families to get up and head straight into work. Skip breakfast. We skip breakfast because we either don’t have the time or the requisite skill-set to make a great breakfast. So, if we are hungry we speed off to the Golden Arches and we eat too much junk for breakfast.
So, just in time for Mother’s Day, we here at Kitchen Kneads are honoring our wonderful moms and sharing why Mom’s food is best even if it’s mixed in with a few nonsensical rules or ‘facts’ she has picked up from Pinterest.
1. Waking up to the smell of bacon, sausage, and pancakes in the morning
Don’t you remember those mornings that you started to dream of sizzling bacon and sausages in Mom’s cast iron skillet and awoke to the sheer awesomeness that this wasn’t a dream?! The smell was real and in mere moments you were going to be able to partake of this fantastic breakfast feast!
2. The ability to drop in and get a home-cooked meal
Many of us remember that dear Mom would cook lunch or dinner at set times? Do you remember that comforting feeling as a kid that you could drop into the kitchen and be able to get a satisfying meal because you knew Mom would be there making a delicious treat?
3. Getting morsels of advice while mom was cooking
No matter how you were feeling that day or how hungry you were as a kid you were able to head into the kitchen and get just what the doctor ordered. Dr. Mom knew to give you a little snack from the pot to help stave off starvation or a little word of encouragement to pick your spirits up from a good half day of playing with your friends in the neighborhood.
4. The variety of foods
Mom knew just the right times to introduce new foods, didn’t she? We can’t put our finger on the deciding reason she did this for us. Was it that she didn’t want to raise a picky eater? Was it the fact that she was a curious culinary explorer herself? If you had a mom that introduced a new recipe for a quick pickle or a hot dog with sauerkraut, give you mom a kiss and big thanks for making you try new textures and flavors.
5. The Refrigerator of Dreams
How many times do we hear in the news these days that children are going hungry and that they don’t know where their next meal is coming from? No matter how difficult life was, dear Mom made sure that refrigerator was chock full of staples. This staved off a quick trip to the local fast-food establishment to get a gut-buster of a meal late at night.
6. Rainy Day Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Tomato Soup
In the history of all the foods served in every fancy restaurant, there is nothing better than on a rainy summer day eating Mom’s Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Tomato Soup. Sitting there eating lunch with Mom you indeed felt like the center of her world.
7. The perfect Swiffer picker upper
Remember when you were feeling under the weather suffering in bed with a high fever and nothing will do than eating your Mom’s famous Cheesy Casserole dish? Suddenly, Mom calls you up from your soon-to-be-grave and serves you up your favorite dish. Then all seems just a little bit better and you decide not to give into the undertaker… just yet.
Moms are special. So, regardless if your mom does all of these or none of these, remember to give your Mom a huge hug and let her know just how much she has meant to you. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there! We hope you have a fantastic day! You have earned it!