I know, I know. It goes against tradition to eat at home on Mother’s Day. The family is supposed to treat Mom to lunch on this one day of the year and save her the work of cooking and dishes. But think about it, everyone is taking their Mom out for dinner on THAT day!
Here are five reasons why I prefer to ask my family for a rain check and cook and eat at home on Mother’s Day:
5 Reasons to Eat at Home on Mother’s Day
- Cooking at home will save you an hour or more in line, meaning less chances of crabby, hungry family members.
- You can eat in peace, having meaningful conversation. Not in a crowded restaurant where you can hardly hear one another.
- You can do a crock pot meal or at least throw the main course in there, making it less work than normal. And use paper plates to make clean up a breeze.
- There won’t be any hard decisions about where to eat or what to order, for yourself, or for the children.
- You will save money. Drinks, appetizers, meals, dessert … It adds up fast, especially when taking the entire family. Not to mention the extra tip and the stress if you have little ones that tend to eat in a less than neat fashion.
After you enjoy a meal at home with your family on Mother’s Day you may also enjoy reading books from this booklist chosen especially for Moms.
What do you do for lunch on Mother’s Day? Is it your tradition to go out to eat, or to enjoy a meal at home together?