The Best Mother's Day Gifts For Momyour no Sam Malone behind the bar, the ingredients and instructions for popular drinks like Manhattans, martinis, and gilmets are posted on the side.
Molecular Gastronomy Kit ($60)Watching your mom create those hockey puck-sized burgers with green onions jutting out the sides most likely isn't a childhood highlight — but this gift can change the way you view her — and your — cooking skills. Each kit contains all you need to turn the kitchen into a food lab: An instructional DVD with 50 recipes will help you two morph textures of juices, dressings, and sauces into liquids, and substances like honey into cubes and chocolate into spaghetti strands. It's a cool activity to do with your mom, and a skill you can take with you to impress women later on.
The Beatles: Image and the Media ($18) might be a good idea. You'll enjoy either one, but we're pretty sure that learning more about The Fab Five won't include anecdotes about how a lesbian feminist mother raised her child, or how Ringo's girlfriend dumped him for a guy nicknamed Taco. knots stand no chance against its power. The long handle and 12-inch cord mean you, er, Mom can get those hard-to-reach spots on the back without having to worry about tearing the plug from the outlet while moving it around.
frozen cocktails or to give yourself a sugar jolt with a snow cone after dinner. Each order comes with a 40 oz. processing bowl with blade and lid, 72 oz. pitcher with blade and lid, whisk attachment, dough hook, and dough paddle. Classic Margarita recipe: ½ cup fresh lime juice 2 tbsp. fresh orange juice 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 4 oz. orange liqueur 4 oz. tequila 1 tbsp. sugar or agave nectar (optional) 16 to 18 ice cubes Instructions Place all ingredients in the processor bowl and pulse until smooth. Taste and add the sugar or nectar. Serve immediately. Consume even immediately-er. Serves 3-4.