Mother’s Day is next weekend, so it’s time to buy the cards and pick out something nice for your mom. Or drop hints to your partner, spouse, and/or kids/grandkids!  I selected a few ideas in last Monday’s newsletter.  

Just a reminder that I have been teaching a monthly cooking class online since well before the pandemic!  Yes, I know.  I have also started to teach in person again, but very, very limited.  My online classes are the same as my in-person classes in terms of content and recipes.  My May class is uploaded and ready! Click here to see the menu and to purchase!  A subscription to my cooking class is a great Mother’s Day gift!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week:


Meatless Monday: I’ve always wanted to make tamale pie.  This meatless one from NYT looks good.

Tuesday: Shrimp and mixed vegetables with coconut-basil sauce, brown rice or cauliflower rice (you can rice lots of different vegetables – see Quicker Than Quick for tips!)

Wednesday: charred eggplant salad, chicken paillard with arugula

Thursday: salad with miso-ginger dressing, parchment baked halibut with cilantro and ginger

Friday: Tex-Mex stuffed sweet potato skins, green salad and/or grilled asparagus

Saturday brunch: 7 layer salad with blue cheese dressing (this is such a fun entertaining salad, but even if you don’t do a layered salad, the dressing is fabulous!!)

Sunday (Mother’s Day):  Here are some great options that would be perfect for breakfast-in-bed to all of those deserving moms!

Honestly, there are too many good brunch-y recipes to mention including ones from my cookbooks like Grain-Free Apple-Blackberry Crisp (KM), Meyer Lemon-Olive Oil Cake (QTQ), Quinoa and Strawberry Tabbouleh (QTQ), and I just taught a brunch class for May!  



Here’s what you can do ahead if it helps you: 


Make salad dressing

Wash greens

Make chili part of tamale pie 


Roast sweet potatoes


Make blue cheese dressing 


Muffins, breads, granola, chia pudding, and pancake batter can be made today



I have LOVED seeing all your creations of my recipes on Instagram. If you make any of my recipes, please tag me @pamelasalzman #pamelasalzman so I can check them out! I have a free Monday newsletter with my thoughts, new recipes, and things I’m loving lately. Subscribe here!

Order my cookbook, Quicker Than Quick!  If you have 1 minute, would you mind leaving a review on amazon?  I would be so grateful, thank you! Take a peek at my first cookbook “Kitchen Matters”!

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