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Must-do Activities for Mother’s Day

on 11 April 2021 in General News

Don’t miss out this Mother’s Day and discover the must-do activities on the Gold Coast this year!

Through all the crazy this past year has given us, there is a strong sense of understanding that family has increasingly become more important during the harsh times of the pandemic.

From the hardships of raising you with unconditional love to the compromises she has made for you to succeed better, celebrating Mother’s Day on 9 May goes a long way. Share your love and appreciation with Mum this year on Mother’s Day, and let her know just how much she means to you. 

Here are our must-do activities you shouldn’t miss out on this Mother’s Day on the Gold Coast.

Set up for Breakfast 

Treat Mum this year by making her feel special first thing in the morning. Prepare a wonderful breakfast in bed that is simple to whip up, looks good and tastes even better.

Here are some quick easy Mother’s Day breakfast recipes you could prep for Mum this year.

1. One pan breakfast potatoes

If mum loves potatoes as much as we do, she will surely adore these to kickstart her day. All you need are 3 russet potatoes cut into bite-size pieces, 1 red bell pepper diced, 1 small white onion diced, 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary, 1 tablespoon of garlic minced, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper.

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Dice the potato, onion, and red bell pepper and place it onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with some olive oil and add all seasonings together while mixing until evenly coated. Bake for 30 minutes and serve with Mum’s favourite sides such as eggs and bacon.

2. Oven baked bacon

If you aren’t a great cook or don’t want to go through too much effort, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to slave over the stove to cook up some yummy bacon for Mother’s Day breakfast. Just bung them in the oven instead.

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray with baking paper and lay the bacon slices onto it. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes depending on how crispy Mum likes it. 

If you’re cooking the bacon together with the one pan breakfast potatoes, put them in when the timer has only 18 to 20 minutes left to go so that everything finishes up at the same time.

3. The fluffiest scrambled eggs

You’ll need 4 large eggs, 1 tablespoon of full cream milk or water, shredded or crumbed cheese (optional but yummy), salt and pepper to taste, nonstick cooking oil such as olive oil.

Place a skillet on a low medium to medium stove to warm up. Meanwhile, prep your eggs by breaking them into a bowl with a tablespoon of full cream milk or water (depending on preference or dietary requirements), some salt and pepper to taste (usually around 1/8th of a teaspoon of salt and a pinch of pepper).

Whisk the eggs briskly got around 30 to 60 seconds, ensuring the eggs fully break up and mix well.

Lightly grease the hot skillet with a thin layer of oil and pour the eggs into the skillet. Use a wooden or silicone spatula to pull the cooked outer edges of the egg inward to the centre. Sprinkle the cheese now, if you intend to use some in your recipe, so that it will melt and mix into the eggs.

Continually pull the cooked outer edges inward to the centre, allowing the runny eggs to flood the outer edges. Eventually, there won’t be any runny eggs left, and this is when you should break up the scramble to ensure runny bits are cooked. Ensure that any part of the scramble doesn’t sit on the skillet for too long as it will overcook quickly. Turn the heat off when the eggs are 90% cook as the remaining heat will continue cooking the rest of the eggs to perfection.

Serve up and enjoy!

Indulge in a Picnic

Prepare a glamorous picnic for Mum this Mother’s Day by grabbing ideas from glamping. From decorations to set on your picnic rug (think flowers, rustic leaves, acorns, pine cones, and so on) to setting up ambiance lighting by hanging battery operated string lights over a branch of a shade tree, the opportunities are endless.

Head to Coolangatta Beach for a picturesque view of the ocean and pristine white sands, but don’t forget to bring sunscreen to protect yourselves from the heat. If Mum prefers flowers instead, go for a drive to the Botanical Gardens and have a picnic there instead.

A good picnic comes with a great spread, so tinker on ideas of what you can bring to the picnic that is both loved by mum and durable for the day. For example, avoid soft cheeses that can go bad quickly with heat, unless you have a place to store them efficiently in a cooler. Fruit platters, cold cuts, crackers, cheeses, chips, ready made sandwiches, homemade baked goods, lots of cold water and ice in an esky, and a bottle of Mum’s favourite drink ought to do the trick.

Don’t miss out on bringing a picnic rug to sit on, napkins for cleaning, wet wipes just in case, and a playlist of Mum’s favourite tunes along with a Bluetooth speaker to add icing to the cake. Oh, and maybe some cake too! 

Head to the Cooly Hotel

An event you simply mustn’t miss on Mother’s Day, the Cooly Hotel certainly knows how to roll out the red carpet and pamper Mum on her special day.

Stunning beach views followed by decadent dining at the Crave Restaurant, you could indulge in the full a la carte menu, or go the extra mile with a specially curated Mother’s Day meal of stuffed chicken supreme, served on a bed of citrus butter risotto, paired beautifully with a complimentary glass of Redbank Emily Sparkling for only $20.

The fun doesn’t stop there, with Mums who order the Mother’s Day special standing the chance to win a hamper giveaway with a free entry. 

The Cooly Hotel certainly hasn’t forgotten how mums love dessert, which is why a special showcase sweet has been curated for the occasion. Say hello to the Tim Tam Bailey’s cheesecake, guaranteed to hit your Mum’s sweet spot and make her day complete.

Come along for dinner and enjoy the dance floor with groovy 70’s tunes to dance the night away.

Tables are limited, so don’t miss out on booking yours for Mother’s Day this 9 May 2021 from 11am for lunch or dinner time at the Cooly Hotel

Call (07) 5589 6888 to make a booking now.