Make the perfect Mother's Day roast dinner with a little help from Ross & Ross

Mother's Day 2018 is on 11 March, and it's the perfect opportunity to show your mum just how much she means to you.

If she's usually the one slaving away in the kitchen at Sunday lunchtime, this is a great opportunity to let her put her feet up. Here are some tips to make your Mother's Day roast dinner something truly special.

Plan your menu

First things first - what do you fancy? Obviously, it should be mum's favourite. Roast beef is traditionally British, but don't forget lamb, turkey, chicken or even venison! Gammon is a fairly popular choice too, and it gets a whole new lease of life with our sweet and spicy Roast Ham glaze. We've also got special spice mixes to spice up your beef and turkey too! Choose a joint that'll feed everyone and leave a few leftovers for tea time sandwiches.

Timing is everything

Most mums have a magical way of ensuring that all of the food is ready at the same time. It's a fine art, and one that you need to master for your Mother's Day roast dinner. Your butcher can advise you on cooking times and don't forget to factor in time for the meat to rest so that it will carve properly. The best way to check if your meat is cooked is by using a digital cooking thermometer.

For beef, lamb and venison
  • Rare: 52C
  • Medium: 60C
  • Well done: 75C-80C
For pork
  • 75C - 80C
For poultry (chicken, turkey, goose and duck)
  • 75C - 80C 

Don't forget the sides!

While the meat might take center stage, it's nothing without the delicious extras. Ensure that you have the perfect roast potatoes - crisp and salty on the outside and pillowy soft within - by using our specially blended roast potato oil. We can also add some spice to your sprouts, which is especially handy if your family aren't fans of the humble Brussel. Check out our entire roast dinner range And... don't forget to do the dishes. This is Mum's day, and she doesn't want to clean up the chaos from your roast dinner cooking exploits! Make her a nice cup of tea and get to work.