Today is Mother’s Day. Today’s share is my 7th Mother’s Day share. Looking back, in 2019 I was a wee bit obsessed with creating the perfect Mother’s Day celebration. That year I managed to write not one, not two but three different posts to honor the day.Continue reading “Celebrating an Elegant Mother’s Day”
Happy Mother’s Day to mothers everywhere. Let’s hope this year, we can gathered together to celebrate the beauty of motherhood. Motherhood is so much more that a biological connection. While blood may be thicker than water, love is as solid as a rock.Continue reading “Mother’s Day Surf and Turf”
I know, many of us aren’t going to be spending Mother’s Day with family beyond our immediate family. No picnics; no brunches or fancy lunches. Another difficult holiday spent separated from our extended sense of self. Our parents; our siblings; all those people who help to define us. Just think of all the holidays and special occasions we’ll be able to roll into one massive party once this is behind us.
Naturally, I have saved the very best, most indulgent menu for last. This is deserving of the highest praise. Every aspect is unique and oh so delicious. While the menu may seem complicated, demanding great skills in the kitchen, when taken step by step it’s not all that difficult. While the recipes themselves are presented in the order they should be served, the dessert should actually be made the day before or early in the morning. The cake will need time to bake, cool, assemble and decorate. The salad can also be made in advance, to be finished just before serving. The potatoes are equally delicious served warm or at room temperature, just don’t garnish until ready to serve. The only aspect of the menu that proves to be a challenge is the Steak Oscar. While no one element of the steak is complicated on its own, timing is everything. If my guys can do it, (as they have) I’m sure anyone can do it too.
A few years ago, I put together several of my favorite things for a wonderful Mother’s Day Menu. My guys were able to handle all but the sauce for the scallops. To me, that’s proof positive that this menu may sound complicated, but is easy to execute. Granted, Kiddo is a whiz-kid in the kitchen. However, Hubby – well let’s just say he needs a lot of detailed instruction and supervision. Fire up a grill and he’s your man. In the kitchen, he’s out of his element. You would think after all these years of exposure to kitchen lingo he would get it, but he doesn’t. That’s okay, I know nothing about football despite the fact that I’ve spend many a Sunday cuddled up with my armchair quarterback. He even took me to a Super Bowl game once. Loved all the tailgate parties! Just don’t understand the game.
With the planning and prep of Cinco de Mayo behind me, it’s time to move on in my head to the next big family social. Already I’ve been kicking around a few menu ideas for this year’s Mother’s Day. I wanted to put something wonderful together – and as usual, I can’t make up my mind. Brunch is always nice – one of my favorites. But then again, an Afternoon Tea for all the Moms is also a lovely idea. It’s one I’ve done before with wonderful success.
Next Sunday is Mother’s Day. What better way to make Mom feel like a Queen than to host an Afternoon Tea in her honor? Let all the mothers in your life know that they are special. New mothers, expecting mothers, and grandmothers. Let this day become a celebration of the beauty of motherhood in every stage of life!