Skip the traditional Sunday lunch and treat Mum to this special Mother's Day menu

Give Mum a break from cooking and invite her and the rest of the family over for a special Mother's Day lunch.


To drink? Pineapple coconut fizz

Coconut and pinapple juice topped up with soda makes a refreshing mocktail. Add a splash of white rum to each glass if you fancy something alcoholic.

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To start? Chicory, watercress & Roquefort salad

Crunchy chicory and walnuts contrast deliciously with creamy Roquefort cheese in this cheffy salad. Dress with olive oil, cider vinegar and runny honey for a starter to impress.

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The main event? Roasted herb & cumin lamb shanks

Tucking into individual shanks somehow feels more special than one big roast and you can easily double this recipe to serve four. Serve with tender baby leeks, Chantenay carrots and pan-fried kale with almonds ... our mouths are watering now!

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And for pud? Red velvet loaf with berry frosting

If Mum's not one for desserts, have a break from the feasting and tuck into this gorgeous cake for afternoon tea. Or if something sweet to round things off is the order of the day, keep going with this light-as-a-feather chocolate mousse cake – the perfect end to your Mother's Day meal.

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