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Mothers Day Recipes ???

kchurchill5 May 9, 2009 10:46 AM

Well, my mom at only 71 passed away if 4 weeks ago. Well Grandma also passed on Mothers Day so not the best holiday but we always tried to have a nice day.

I enjoyed making something new and interesting for breakfast.

For tomorrow I am making a brunch breakfast for a friend and his wife. A breakfast piazza with scrambled eggs, spinach, pizza crust, cheese, fresh tomatoes, fresh fruit and yes a side of crispy sausage.

Champage and chambord with fresh orange springs and blood oranges.

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WHAT IS YOUR MOTHERS DAY MENU ... PERSONALLY I HATE GOING OUT. OVER STRESSED AND EXPENSIVE AND JUST MAKE SOMETHING YOURSELF. FROM A GIRLS STAND POINT ... YOU GET SOOOO MANY MORE POINT THAN GOING OUT, EVEN IF IT IS JUST A SIMPLE BREAKFAST.

But they just be me, I enjoy the simple things in life. A fancy restaurant doesn't impress me at all, the work the guy went through to make a good meal and to make it important to me should and does mean so much more, that is the best present anyone could give me. Take me out to brunch ... well if away for the weekend on a trip, yes. At home ... don't bother. Do it on a NON holiday weekend as a total surprise, some nice flowers (simple) don't go overboard) a nice bottle of champagne with some oj and then lets go out for a nice brunch a nice surprise totally unexpected and thoughtful. Now that is romantic.

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I know I may be in the minority, but any thoughts. That is what I would want, I wouldn't care if it was a hard egg and toast, it is the thought that counts not how much $$ you spent.

What are you doing for tomorrow am?

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    ginnyhw May 9, 2009 11:08 AM

    Breakfast looks iffy because I have to go to a thing at church but for Mothers' Day Eve, we are making your lemon chicken with linguini. Sent DH to the store for the pasta and we now have linguine, fettucine, tortoloni and 2 strip steaks. I should send him more often. Looks like steak for Mothers' Day dinner!

    1. goodhealthgourmet May 9, 2009 11:20 AM

      k, i'm so sorry for your loss. i only hope that honoring your mom's memory tomorrow might bring you a little bit of comfort.

      as for our plans...i absolutely can't stand going to restaurants on holidays, but i typically have to defer to my family's wishes and go along. i lucked out this year - mom & dad are just getting back this evening from a week-long vacation, so i convinced everyone it would be too much of a hassle to shlep somewhere for brunch or lunch tomorrow if they're tired from traveling :)

      sis & i are going to stop by in the afternoon, maybe bring takeout from our favorite local Turkish restaurant...and i baked mom a batch of her favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins.

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
        kchurchill5 May 9, 2009 01:11 PM

        Thanks but I agree if the family absolutely wanted to I did go along. I was lucky as they were in town, but can sympathize with that. chocolate chip and peanut butter ... A match made in heaven. Enjoy and thx, yes tomorrow will be nice to honor Mom. I always used to cook a cook dinner. Sarasota, much smaller than some cities without driving a while, the good places fill up quick so that is another reason to not like to go out. The good places are packed and the rest are so so.

        Have a great day with family!

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        funniduck May 11, 2009 07:18 PM

        We don't like the crowds (especially the brunch crowd in NYC. ugh!) on Mother's Day (or Father's Day for that matter) so my Dad and I cooked Mother's Day dinner.
        Menu: mussels mariniere, grill lamb chops with rosemary and thyme, couscous, snow pea greens, and a sour cream poundcake. Mom was happy and I always enjoy cooking for my parents.

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          kchurchill5 May 11, 2009 07:59 PM

          Will you adopt me?

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