Show mum she's the real deal on Mother's Day with these delicious recipes

MAGIC up a Mother’s Day treat by cooking for the extra-special lady in your life.

If you are lucky enough to be together this weekend, spoil your mum with a delicious meal.

Whether you cook the mother of all breakfasts or make her a loving lunch, the deals here will give you some good ideas.

And if the pandemic is still keeping you apart, find these recipes at for a reunion feast when you are finally back together again.

Sweet 'n' smoky pulled pork (Serves six)

HERE’s a tasty dish you can prep and forget while you get on with family fun . . . it needs all day in a slow cooker.

Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Cooking time: 9 hours.


  • 1.65kg boneless pork shoulder joint, rind and skin removed, optional
  • 2 tbsps dark brown muscovado sugar, or similar
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 100ml apple juice
  • 1 tbsp cornflour

METHOD: Put the joint on a chopping board, remove the string, unroll the pork and pat dry with kitchen paper.

Mix the salt, sugar and paprika together and rub half of it thoroughly over the pork. Keep the other half for later.

Roll the pork back up (there is no need to re-tie the string).

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan and brown the pork all over.
Transfer the joint to a slow cooker, pour in the apple juice and cover with the lid. Cook on low for 8-9 hours, or until tender and ready to pull apart.

Remove the pork from the slow cooker (retain the meat juices), wrap in foil and leave to rest for 30 minutes.

As the pork relaxes, blend the cornflour with 1 tablespoon of cold water. Add to the sauce in the slow cooker along with the remainder of the seasoning mix. Cook on high for 20 minutes, until thickened slightly.

Shred the pork (with the cooking juices) into chunky pieces using 2 forks.

Return the pulled pork to the sauce in the slow cooker and stir well.

Serve in bread rolls with coleslaw, potato wedges, corn on the cob, or however you like.


DELIVER a feast to your mum’s door with a £20 breakfast-in-bed box from Morrisons.

It contains pancakes, British bacon and sausages, maple syrup, orange juice and white chocolate cookies.

The final deadline for this deal, while stocks last, is tomorrow at 3pm. Order yours from

Make Mum a fantastic fry-up, saving £1.30 when you buy two packs of The Best British bacon for £4 at Morrisons, £2.65 each.

 Start the day the French way with 20 per cent off two No1 croissants or two No1 pains au chocolat at Waitrose, down from £1.60 to £1.28.

Serve up something special with Aldi’s Specially Selected Eggs Royale breakfast meal kit, £4.99, with Scottish smoked salmon, four soft pre-poached free-range eggs and a sachet of hollandaise sauce.

Butternut squash, feta and spinach pies (serves four)

Prep time: 20 minutes.

Cooking time: 55 minutes.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 200g chestnut mushrooms, quartered
  • 40g pine nuts
  • 500g butternut squash
  • 200g feta cheese
  • 150g spinach leaves
  • 100ml vegetable stock, made from a cube
  • 500g puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten, to glaze

METHOD: To make the filling, heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion, garlic and mushrooms until softened.

Add the pine nuts to the pan, cook for a further two minutes then remove from the heat.

Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the diced butternut squash for 15 minutes until just tender. Drain and toss into the onion mixture along with the crumbled feta, spinach and stock. Pop the lid on the pan and cook for two minutes so the spinach wilts.

Divide the mixture equally between four individual pie dishes. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas mark 6. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to about 0.5cm thick.

Cut thin strips of pastry wide enough to go all the way around the lips of the pie dishes, brush the rims with the beaten egg and press the pastry strips down well.

Lift lids on to each pie from the rolled-out pastry, press the edges well to seal, pinch the edges and use any trimmings to decorate.

Brush with beaten egg to glaze and bake for 35 minutes until the pastry is golden.


FOR a roast with the most, look no further than Morrisons, where a large British chicken is now £2.99, down from £3.55.

 Morrisons British pork shoulder is now better than half price, down from £4.20 per kilo to £2 per kilo – perfect for the pulled pork recipe below.

 If Mum prefers fish, net a Morrisons salmon side for just £10 per kilo – when it’s gone, it’s gone.

 Save a third at Waitrose on a crackling pork leg. The offer, reducing the price of a typical joint to £6.30, ends on Sunday.

 If Mum is a fan of steak & chips, Aldi’s Big Mamma Steak, 400g, £5.99, will meat all her expectations.


MAKE sweet savings on a pack of two tiramisu desserts at Morrisons, down from £1.72 to £1 until Sunday.

Slice a third off the price of a No1 Sicilian lemon tart at Waitrose, down from £5 to £3.33.

For a taste of the Big Apple, save 25p on New York cheesecake dessert, £3 at Sainsbury’s.

Or keep it traditional with a sticky toffee pudding from Aldi, 300g, £2.39.

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