To be honest I am posting this in April, why, because if I do it any closer to Mothers Day I will not be able to see the
This is MY MOM.
I am going to let you in on something that I think is very important to most daughters. We daughters are the family gatherers and nesters, meaning we have the family parties, and the big celebrations are usually not passed on to us unless MOM is not there. When my mom died, there were so many times that I reached for the phone....yep crying now...sorry.
I usually wanted to ask..... HOW DO I DO THIS (insert question here).......recipe, DAMN SLIPCOVER, kids or other type of question.
Back to the entertaining part. Parties or celebrations, I don't know about your family, but my family the celebrations are based around food and family, in that order. My mother did all of the cooking in our family, not one of us 3 girls was very interested or would she let us cook most times. I must say though, my mom did teach me most of the baking so I have tons of Christmas cookie recipes.
Anyway when it comes to these parties I was kind of lost, I did not do much cooking and with no one to call........so this is my remedy for MY daughter and children. I made my own recipe book to pass on to my children.
Some recipes come from books, magazines or computer. I always add special notes; maybe something needs to be added, removed or done differently. Sometimes I will write down when the recipe was first used and why I made it.
I have my recipe book in some what of an order. Breakfast, appetizers towards the front of the book. Casseroles and main dishes in the middle. The back of the book is filled with THE DESSERTS. My book has scribbles and stains but it is filled with love. These are the recipes my children will want to pass on to their children and I have made it so they can with ease.
So as much as we do not want to THINK of loosing our mothers, especially on today. Take the time to ask for the special recipe, pattern, or even sewing tips from your mothers.
Take it from me, that phone call is still unanswered.
The other Mother.
Today I am going to celebrate being a MOM with my family. As you may have read in earlier posts we are having a Mother's Day Brunch. This is a tradition I have been hosting for at least the last 7 years. Most of my family and my husband's mother come here for brunch because Mr. M. makes a mean breakfast and I make all the sweets. Oh yes girls, he cooks and bakes pies. You will have to come back for Father's Day to learn more about Mr. M.
Thank you for reading my story and I hope my idea helps someone else to preserve some special moments.
So for me, please give your mothers or daughters an extra hug.