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With Mother’s Day on the horizon, we’d like to share how we’re planning to celebrate with our immediate families at home, in a sweet and simple way. Take a meal at home from mundane to special!

We’ve been cooking a lot more in my house, and it’s been so much fun to try new recipes or something that seemed challenging beforehand, but now we have the courage and time to try. Even if you bust out some tried and true favorites, it can be so lovely to have a nice meal at home together to celebrate. If you’re the one that typically heads up all the meals, maybe ask your sweet husband if he could take on this meal. It doesn’t have to be complicated, it’s the thought that counts. Goodness, being given the day off from meals might be just the gift you’ve been needing. He could even get the kids involved!

Something that my daughters love right now is having “fancy drinks” with meals that are a little extra special. So, having S.Pellegrino Essenza waters around take our meals up a notch in a way that my whole family can enjoy. S.Pellegrino® Essenza has no sweeteners, zero calories, with natural flavors. It is delicious! They have blends of Mediterranean fruit flavors, like Tangerine and Wild Strawberry or Dark Morello Cherry and Pomegranate. 

Tangerine and Wild Strawberry pairs well with mild flavored foods like white meat, cooked vegetables, tomato pasta, and even ice cream. YUM! We decided to pair it with chicken, pasta with a tomato buttato sauce, and a sweet kale salad. The buttato sauce is a great way to get extra veggies in! It calls for carrots, celery, onions, and tomatoes. Tip: We blend ours up in the blender to get a smooth sauce texture. The girls loved that we paired our “fancy drinks” to enhance the flavors of our meal. Add Essenza to your Walmart Grocery Pickup order or order it on walmart.com!

How do you plan to celebrate Mother’s Day this year? We hope you feel valued and loved as a mom or find a special way to show your mom love today or one day soon. Sending each of you love!

Bethany