Southern Lady Magazine

A Mother’s Day Meal Made with Love


Make memories to last a lifetime with a Mother’s Day meal made especially for the woman of honor.


There’s nothing quite like a mother’s love—unconditional, sacrificial, and enduring. And while we’re grateful to have these monumental women in our lives every day, Mother’s Day gives us a chance to show them just how much we appreciate them. So come Sunday, treat mom to a taste bud–tempting meal made just for her. From aromatic herbs to garden vegetables to luscious berries, fresh ingredients inspire a spread that honors very special ladies. 

Savor the Season

Mom is certain to ask for an encore when you serve this menu of seasonal delights. Savory Chicken Piccata shines as the entrée, while garden-fresh lettuce wraps, roasted corn and red peppers tossed with couscous, and an asparagus-prosciutto dish make summer-worthy starters and sides.

Better with Berries

And the final sweet treat—a scrumptious vanilla bean pound cake—features a delectable golden crust and a moist, tender center that will make it your new go-to dessert in any season. It’s perfectly wonderful on its own, but when topped with a handful of garden-ripe berries and a dollop of whipped cream, it becomes a truly sensational taste of summer.

Bounty of Blooms

Infuse this summer scene with flowers galore. A floral runner anchors the setting, and fresh-clipped hydrangeas arranged in vases and their artistic counterparts custom printed on birch wood by Night Owl Paper Goods complete this beautifully botanical scene.

And if you’re looking for a year-round way to remind Mom of your abiding affection, consider a Mother’s Day gift subscription. If she’s already a faithful Southern Lady reader, let us recommend one of our sister titles: Cottage Journal, Victoria, or Taste of the South. Whether she loves decorating, entertaining, or preparing fine Southern fare, the Hoffman Media store has an ideal addition to her reading list. 

Summer Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Piccata

Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Couscous

Asparagus with Prosciutto and Parmesan

Vanilla Bean Pound Cake