First and foremost, I’d love to wish all the lovely Mothering Women out there a Happy Mothers Day. I hope your day is filled with love, joy and laughter, and maybe even a few minutes to yourself to go pee in peace 😉
Welcome to Weekend Coffee Share, I haven’t done one of these in a while yet again, because lets face it I’ve been sucking in the blogging category lately. Life has been so full of continuous running and it’s been hard to keep up. Especially with A to Z Challenge, which recently ended at the end of April. It was fun, but sometimes draining to come up with posts, and with the kinks of Jury Duty thrown in the mix it kinda jumbled stuff up a bit.
But today I’m here, taking a little break from the weekends festivities to sit and chat with you for a bit. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and sit a spell.
How was your week? Any exciting things happen? And if your a Mom, or able to celebrate with your Mom or someone who you admire as a Mom figure in your life, how was your Mothers Day? I hope it is going well and you’re enjoying it.
We had a fun filled new recipe trial at Dave’s house this weekend. His oldest son, J who loves to get in the kitchen and cook, was dying to try some new recipes he found in a new cookbook he got with his Mom. So when they came over this weekend, we attempted to make some new things.
- Field green salad, with tomatoes, mushrooms, celery, carrots, olives, cucumbers, and thousand island dressing.
- Mussels in white wine sauce, and tomato sauce for dipping on the side.
- Roast Pork, with apples and mushrooms, mashed potatoes, sweet potato chips, roasted carrots, buttery biscuits
- Key lime pie with gluten free graham style crust, whipped cream.
The day began with preparing our menu, looking at the cookbooks and then going food shopping. He was a great help and was really interested in all the ingredients and how we would make it, and more importantly what it was all going to taste like. Dave and his youngest son, N went to Lowe’s and picked up the new BBQ grill he got earlier in the day. They worked together putting it together while, J and I were cooking in the kitchen.
Needless to say, about 5 hours of cooking yielded wonderful results. Except for the very sticky mashed potatoes because I left them in the pot of water after they boiled and didn’t drain them out. Oops so a quick call to my Mom and she confirmed they were that consistancy because they were in the water too long. 😦 Cooking fail makes the rest of the meal that much better. Right? Haha. So we resorted to instant mashed potatoes that we doctored up with seasonings.That combined with the 9 drops of green food coloring for the Key Lime pie and let’s say it turned into a Science experiment as well as a Mathematical Equation. 9 drops of green food dye = 6 drops too many. BUT it tasted fantastic. It was the first time I’d made one, and also the first for J. We dubbed it the RadioActive Green Lantern Key Lime Pie.
He has a tradition with his mom that when they try a cookbook recipe, they take notes and jot them down in the book. Write down any changes, and of course the purpose: if it was good enough to make again. So we did just what he would do with his mom and made soem notes. I’d say all in all it was a successful experiment that yielded wonderful results.
Do you have any recipe traditions at your house?
My Mom and I use an old Betty Crocker and a Good Housekeeping cookbook from when she first started cooking. There’s also a really old Italian Cookbook that I love the recipes from.
This morning they tried making me coffee 😉 cleared off an extra special area of the kitchen table for me to eat breakfast, and surprised me with a card, journal, and a lovely pair of earrings. We watched some Myth Busters, and Food Network which has become Sunday Morning tradition around here. J kept talking about the next set of recipes he’d like to try from the cookbook, and wants me to show him how to bake bread. Next time young Jedi, next time. 🙂
J and I even packed up a special little dessert sampler so he could take them home to his Mom. He’s worried that she wouldn’t like the key lime pie, or worse yet, wouldn’t want to even try it because of the shocking green hue. I reassured him that as crazy colored as it looked, it still tasted delicious. Honestly it was the best Key Lime Pie I’ve ever eaten. And I was sure mom would be just as thrilled by all his hard work and effort in creating it, just as much as enjoying the flavors of it. But to be on the safe side, he asked to take the mini cupcakes I brought over on Friday night, just in case she hated the pie she’d still have a little something sweet on Mothers Day to enjoy.
It’s really been a lovely weekend, now I’m sitting down with my second cup of coffee, well the real first cup of coffee, it’s decaf don’t worry lol, and I’m relaxing while David is outside putting the finishing touches on the new grill.
I hope your day was filled with fun and laughter and you enjoyed our chat and coffee. See you soon!