“The phrase ’working mother’ is redundant.” — Jane Sellman

Being a mother is an exquisitely wonderful and enormously challenging family role. There is a quote on a meme somewhere that frames the unending efforts Moms put into their children’s lives as akin to being an air traffic controller – always working to set the best course for each child, for present and future and every day in between. They organize and plan like the CEOs of major companies but can pivot and reprioritize in the moment when their children need them. We see you, Mom, and we value you for all your efforts to nourish our growth, wellbeing, and success throughout our lives. For all these reasons and more, we want to be sure we can help your family show you how much they value all your efforts with some special meals for this most special day.

Our team worked hard bringing these ideas together, knowing our “value treatment” includes ensuring your family can make these meals taste and look wonderful. Check out the plan and tips that bring it all together and can be done by experienced and not-very experienced cooks. We hope you and your family enjoy these special treats and that your entire Mother’s Day is filled with delicious food, hugs, and smiles. Let’s check out what we have planned for you!

Eggs Benedict:

1 pack Thomas English Muffins

1/2 lb. Market 32 Off the Bone Ham

1 container PICS Hollandaise Sauce

18 pack PICS Eggs

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Surf & Turf

1 1/2 lbs. Butcher’s Promise Top Sirloin Steak

1 lb. Market 32 Farm Raised Raw Shrimp

1 package Pero Farms Green Beans

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Meal 1: Eggs Benedict

Starting Mom’s Day in a very special way!

Eggs Benedict is a “big deal” meal for many, a classic brunch beauty that is saved for special days and savored for how it transforms humble ingredients into a culinary celebration. Our step-by-step recipe makes it easy to bring it home without having to bring the chef!

The key to success is preparation: the muffin, ham and extras like fresh fruit are done first, then the sauce, and finally the eggs. We have laid it out here to ensure you can whisk it right to Mom while warm and wonderful!


At least two sturdy, microwave safe coffee mugs (one clean cup per each egg cooked)

1 medium sauté pan (optional if you will sauté the Market32 ham before assembling the egg, muffin and sauce)

1 small saucepan

1 small whisk or a spoon to stir and serve the PICS Hollandaise sauce,

Measuring cups

Slotted spoon (that will fit into the mugs to remove the poached eggs)

Small plate or Simply Done plastic wrap,

Oven safe plate

Simply Done Aluminum Foil

Butter knife



PICS Vegetable Oil Spray

Butter (room temperature for easy spreading)


Preheat oven to the lowest setting, “Warm” or 200 degrees F.

Make the coffee or set up the mimosa bar. Set up the number of serving plates needed for your family near the stove or cooking area. If you are serving fresh fruit with the Eggs Benedict, portion that out on the plates.

Split the English Muffins and set them by the toaster. Each person should have both halves of the muffin as the base and will have a poached egg on each one. Smaller children may only need one half.

Place eggs by the microwave, with the mugs. Measure ½ -3/4 cup of water and place in each mug.


Place Market 32 Off the Bone ham slices on a plate. Cut each slice in half – this ensures you can fit the ham on the muffin and its a flat surface that will keep the egg in place. Optional prep:  Spray the sauté pan with PICS Vegetable Spray, set on low heat on a burner. Briefly brown the ham slices to warm and add flavor. You can hold the ham and toasted, buttered muffins on the oven-safe plate in the oven while cooking the other ingredients.

Start toasting the English muffins. Older children can help and can butter them when ready. Place the toasted, buttered muffins next to the ham on the plate in the oven. Cover the plate lightly with foil. They can also set up the mugs with the ¾ cup of water near the microwave. Younger children can put napkins on the table. Move the plates for the finished muffins to the other side of the microwave.

Go! Crunch time! You cook the sauce and poach the eggs at the same time. Mom should be at the table, (perhaps escorted there by your helpers) with her beverage, enjoying the show (and the knowledge that she isn’t cleaning up either. 😊)

Hollandaise sauce – follow directions on the package for the PICS Hollandaise Sauce, whisking in the small saucepan. When it is almost done, take the plate with warm ham and muffins out, and set near the stove so you can poach eggs and assemble the Eggs Benedict quickly and easily.

Microwave poached eggs – super easy, and easy clean up!

These steps are quick – have each plate ready with the warm muffin and ham set up and ready to place each poached egg and two tablespoons of sauce.

Place one microwave-safe coffee mug with water in the microwave. Microwave the mug/water on high for 45 seconds. Water should be steaming but not boiling. Crack the egg into the hot water. Place a small clean plate on the mug (or cover with cling wrap). Return to the microwave and cook for 45 seconds. Due to the different levels of power in microwaves, plan on experimenting with the first egg. SAFETY TIP – sometimes eggs explode when the plate or wrap are removed – keep your face away from the top of the cup during this step for each egg. Children may want to “see”; consider having them already at the table, or waiting at the kitchen door to ensure you can prep and finish safely. Check the egg for desired doneness – whites should be completely cooked, and the yolk should be tender and gooey. If it is not quite ready, return the mug to the microwave for 10 seconds, and/or leave the plate on the cup for 10 more seconds. Use the slotted spoon to lift the eggs out and drain the water at the same time. Place the poached egg on the ham, and top with warm Hollandaise. So special! Enjoy!

Meal 2: Surf & Turf

Surf and Turf – a great way to end a special day!

This fantastic dinner is simple but delivers all the special you want to put into Mom’s day. The top sirloin steak on sale can be subbed for the ribeye in this recipe, with a couple of tips to ensure it is tender and awesome! Marinate with Italian dressing, and broil to seal in the juices and tenderness. Slice it thin and consider topping with some garlic butter for an unctuous extra touch. Prepare the fresh green beans in a shallow, wide saucepan – steam or boil until they are tender, and top with butter for a wonderful side. The parmesan Market 32 shrimp are the crowning glory for this amazing entrée!

Check out our Ribeye Steak with Parmesean Shrimp!

Extra! Extra!

Dressed up Dessert – Market 32 Cheesecake slices with berries/sliced fresh fruit, or the Market 32 Fresh Chocolate Dipped fruit are both winners for a great family meal honoring that most important guest. Check out our cheesecakes here!

Happy Mother’s Day!  


Food Ideas for the Perfect Mother's Day

Mothers, grandmothers, and even aunts are the backbone of every family. They keep things together and are always there when you need them. That’s why we are excited for Mother’s Day, to show a little bit of appreciation to the amazing moms in our lives. This year we’re showing that love the only way we truly know how, with some quality food. Check out our ideas!

Breakfast in Bed: On Mother’s Day, the food gifts start early. Make sure to let mom sleep in and surprise her with a delightful breakfast in bed. It’s the best way to wake up and a great way to start a day of celebrating her!

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Brunch: If breakfast in bed is a no go, brunch is another great option! A good brunch makes a morning that much brighter. Mom will love it! When it comes to brunch, beverages play a big role. Mimosas are always a winner. How about some Melon Sangria? If you’re looking for non-alcoholic options, this Polynesian Cooler or Citrus-Basil Spritzer are great. For food, scones like these Cheddar-Rosemary Scones or Maple-Brown Butter & Thyme Cream Scones hit the spot.

More breakfast / brunch recipes mom will love…

Open-Faced Butternut Squash & Kale Omelet

Pear-Ricotta Pancakes

Cinnamon Waffles with Apple-Pecan Topping

Surf & Turf: For dinner, surf and turf is an excellent option. Choose from our selection of Certified Angus Beef Strip Steak, Chiappetti Australian Lamb Loin, Market 32 Lobster Tail and Raw Shrimp, and more.

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Sweet Treats: Finish it off with some sweet treats! We offer a variety of shortcakes, cheesecakes, or chocolate dipped fruits that mom will love. Or choose from a handful of dessert recipes!

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Happy Mother’s Day!


How to Make a Memorable Mother's Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is almost here, and our brunch ideas can help you impress Mom while thanking her for all she does. Show Mom and the mother figures in your life how much they mean to you with a brunch that’s thoughtful, delicious and as special as they are.

5 Tips for a Foolproof Mother’s Day Brunch

  1. Would Mom prefer a big celebration or a more intimate gathering? What are her favorite brunch items? Plan the day around Mom’s needs.
  2. Last-minute planning rarely ends well. Plan your Mother’s Day brunch now, so you can shop for your items and prep some meal components ahead of time.
  3. While you want Mother’s Day brunch to be special, you also want it to go smoothly. Keep it simple with the uncomplicated recipes below, and supplement the meal with ready-to-eat items from your local Price Chopper or Market 32!
  4. Go above and beyond with an elegant table space that honors mom – decorate with fresh flowers and her favorite color palette or lay out cherished family photos for a meaningful meal.
  5. After brunch, package up any leftovers (giving Mom a much-deserved break!) and be sure to leave the kitchen squeaky clean!

Bold Brunch Beverages

Cheers to Mom with one of these delicious drinks!

  • Viennese Coffee: For all the coffee-loving moms, this special cup of Joe will soothe Mom’s soul and satisfy her sweet tooth! Made with espresso and chocolate syrup, Viennese coffee is reminiscent of café mocha. Make it signature with toppings like whipped cream, chocolate chips and cocoa powder.
  • Fresh Twists on Classic Brunch Beverages: Build a Bloody Mary bar with fun, flavorful toppings like bacon, cheese cubes, pickle spears, shrimp or hot sauce, or whip up classic mimosas. For special “momosas,” use lemonade or pineapple juice in place of traditional orange juice. Sangria is another perfect brunch beverage that’s easy to make in batches. Try our Red Lemon-Lime or Melon Sangrias! Combine the wine and fruit bases the night before, then add the remaining mix-ins right before serving.
  • Mother’s Day Mocktail: If Mom doesn’t drink alcohol but wants something fresh and fruity, make her our mocktail, or create your own by mixing sparkling water, seltzer or fruit juices with fresh herbs and fruit. Add flair by garnishing with orange peels, lime wedges, cucumber strips or watermelon slices.

Make a Mom-Worthy Brunch Menu

Try these easy recipes for a flavorful Mother’s Day brunch that comes together in a breeze.

Breakfast Favorites: If traditional breakfast food is the way to Mom’s heart, treat her to a spread of her morning favorites. Make eggs Mom’s preferred way paired with all the breakfast fixings. For a special surprise, whip her up an omelet with her favorite veggies or this hearty Open-Faced Butternut Squash & Kale Omelet.

One-Dish Wonders: One-dish meals make gatherings a little less stressful. Prep them the night before, pop them in the oven in the morning and make any last-minute components while they cook. For one-dish crowd-pleasers, try our Instapot Breakfast Casserole, Bacon, Tomato & Mushroom Strata or Blueberry French Toast Bake.

Mexican for Mother’s Day: Give Mother’s Day brunch Mexican flair with grilled tostadas! These tasty tostadas contain poached eggs, black beans, avocado and feta cheese and are ready in just 15 minutes! Chilaquiles is another Mexican-inspired dish featuring crispy tortilla chips swimming in a rich salsa. Our version spices things up with chorizo and an easy enchilada sauce.

Don’t Forget Dessert: Shower Mom with love and extravagant treats! Round out brunch with a sweet and savory breakfast mashup like these Bacon Stuffed French Toast Rolls, or make bright and fruity Brown Sugar & Peach Parfaits. For a no-bake treat that’s ready in no time, try these Chocolate Tahini Bars or show your love with the ultimate indulgence: Red Velvet Brownies.

While Mom appreciates cards, flowers and food, remember that quality time together is what she cherishes. We hope our simple suggestions make your Mother’s Day brunch memorable!

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