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Mothers day 3 Course Meal

Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate the unconditional love and sacrifice of our mothers. One of the best ways to show appreciation for our mothers is by preparing a delicious meal for them.

South Africa is known for its diverse cuisine, with a rich blend of flavours and spices. Here are three of the best dishes to prepare for Mother’s Day, along with their recipes.

Mussels in a Creamy Garlic Sauce


  • 1kg fresh mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the white wine and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the mussels to the pot and cover with a lid. Steam the mussels until they open, approximately 5-7 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the mussels from the pot and set aside.
  • Add the cream to the pot and stir well to combine with the cooking liquid.
  • Bring the cream to a simmer and allow it to thicken slightly, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.

Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken



  • 1 whole chicken 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, and parsley)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced


  • Preheat the oven to (220°C).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, chopped herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in a large roasting pan.
  • Rub the herb mixture all over the chicken, making sure to coat it evenly.
  • Stuff the lemon and onion slices inside the cavity of the chicken.
  • Roast the chicken in the oven for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches (74°C).
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before carving and serving.

Serve this delicious Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken with some roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes for a complete and satisfying Mother’s Day meal

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake


For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 474 ml cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 237 ml semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled


  • In a medium bowl, mix together the chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter until well combined.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Use a flat-bottomed glass or measuring cup to press the mixture down and create an even layer.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Fold in the melted chocolate until everything is well combined.
  • Pour the mixture over the prepared crust and smooth out the top with a spatula.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • When ready to serve, remove the cheesecake from the pan and slice into portions.
  • Garnish the No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake with some whipped cream, fresh berries, or chocolate shavings for an extra special touch. Enjoy!