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Mother's Day Celebrations

Monday, May 7, 2018


This Sunday mothers across Niagara will be waking up to young kids excited to make their mom breakfast in bed, going to brunches or having their families prepare supper for them.  I always look forward to this because my daughter loves to bake so I always get chocolate! 

Country Corner Markets is celebrating mothers by having Moms eat free Sunday and their specials reflect that. Since Mom has three letters there are $3 specials.  This week I decided to try their ground beef and mild Italian sausage specials.

There is a great website that helps you with finding a recipe.  Yummly where you can search for what meat you are looking a recipe for, input any allergies, time constraints etc.I found a recipe for Sausage Ratatouille.  I first made Ratatouille in college cooking class and fell in love with it. It is simple to make and full of favour.  Sausage Ratatouille(click here for recipe)

Keeping with the nice weather we should be having I wanted to do something on the BBQ with the ground beef.  Traditional hamburgers seem like the obvious but, I wanted different.  So I went with Lemon Grass Beef Skewers (click here for recipe) and Moroccan Beef Koftas(click here for recipe). Simple to make, only about 20 minutes to prepare for each recipe. Make sure you have all your ingredients ready and chopped before mixing

For the Moroccan Beef Koftas I used fresh garlic cloves (about 4) and minced onion (medium).  I substituted parsley for the cilantro because my family doesn’t like the taste. In the Lemongrass recipe I used some parsley to give it some colour and instead of roughly chopped onion I minced it.


I decided to cook them on a charcoal BBQ.  Cooking times for both are about 12 to 15 minutes depending on your BBQ, check with meat thermometer (165F). Both skewers and Koftas can be put into large hot dog buns and top with your favourite toppings (tomato, relish etc.)  if you are serving them at a party you can make them into small meatballs and serve them as appetizers with pita bread and can be the night before and refrigerated.

For a fast and yummy dessert, Country Corner Markets have apple pie on special for $3 and also a selection of ice cream to choose from. 

Buen Provecho!


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