By Leigh O'Connor.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner what better way to show Mum how much you love her than a decadent breakfast in bed?
Father to three teenagers, AGFG resident Chef Shawn Sheather
has plenty of experience dishing up tasty recipes that Bailey, Paris and
Charlie can prepare for Mum, Sue. Over the years Mother’s Day has changed
dramatically in the Sheather household – early starts assisting at functions
often meant celebrations were put on hold until Shawn’s next day off.
"Now I’m fortunate to have my work-life balance a little
more normal and my wife appreciates the attention on the right day. My kids are
real lovers of good food, so when we cook as a team, it’s a great experience
and exciting to see the family come together,” he says.
Being a Chef, there is always the expectation of a special
breakfast in bed and Shawn says it is more than just cooking, it’s about
creating memories with his food.
"All the team gets given a role come Mother’s Day, from
setting the table or breakfast tray to making fresh juice and Sue’s favourite
tea - we all get involved in the cooking process.”
And for the big occasion this year, Shawn has created a
recipe exclusively for AGFG readers based on his wife’s favourite foods – caramelised
pumpkin and feta omelette. Served with a side of grilled sourdough, this
omelette is as tasty as it is colourful and is sure to have Mum salivating when
it appears on the plate.
"One of Sue’s favourites is a sensational feta cheese and I
know she loves the classic toast with roasted pumpkin. She often opts for an
omelette when we go out, so I created the dish putting all of these ingredients
Shawn has some tips for other fathers out there trying to
encourage the kids to make breakfast for Mum.
"Keep it simple, for weeks prior you will get hints as to
what Mum’s ideal breakfast would be. And don’t stress if you are a Dad that
struggles in the kitchen, remember it’s the thought that counts and it’s from
When asked what would be an ideal Mother’s Day celebration
for the family, Shawn says the most important aspect is the family being
"Sue loves nature, so a memorable day could include a bush
walk and perhaps a picnic with great cheese and wine.”
Here are a few more recipe ideas for the kids to serve Mum
on Sunday, May 13:
All Mum’s love chocolate…right? So how about divine chocolate
muffins or chocolate
pancakes, served with a side of whipped cream and Mum’s brew of choice. The
kids will love making these recipes as licking the bowl at the end of beating
is always the best part!
Wonderful waffles topped
with fresh berries, ice cream and dusted with icing sugar, will tempt any Mum.
They are easy to make and can be enjoyed by the whole family, whether savoury
Health conscious Mums may be enticed by a mocha
banana protein smoothie bowl with a hint of coffee, toasted almonds, carob
chips and coconut flakes; or perhaps an organic
blueberry and lavender smoothie.
Still thinking of the ideal breakfast? Click here
more dishes to spoil Mum with.