Happy Mother’s Day to all mamas out there, including pet mamas and mamas to be!!!
Mother’s Day is always so special because I have all the moms in my family close to me! Each year my good problem to have is deciding what to do since we all live within an hour drive. My mom and my mother-in-law both have their own family close by, and my sister has her mother-in-law who also has family close by. Can you visualize the predicament? LOL! We can’t all get together, otherwise we would need a 200-people venue! I do however make sure to always spend the day with my mom and mother-in-law, and whenever they can with my sister and sister-in-law. This year, my sister, mom and I decided to get away for the weekend, just until Saturday, so I could be with my sister and then she can be with her mother-in-law on Sunday. A few years ago I decided to host an early brunch for them. That would give them the afternoon to spend it with someone else if they had to. I had never hosted a brunch before. It was quite a challenge to get it all done early, but so much fun!
The menu was a combination of American and Puertorican traditional food. I had fried chicken and waffles. I also had tostones (fried plaintains), mini quiches, fresh fruit, donuts, carrot cake, coffee and orange juice. I didn’t cook it all, I had a little help from my local deli/grocery store Publix. They make the best fried chicken so we ordered it ahead of time and picked it up recently fried. The beautiful flowers are from Publix as well. I made the cake, the tostones and waffles. I bought the mini quiches frozen and just heated them up. The donuts were actually my grandmother’s technique. She used to buy the Pillsbury biscuits, poke a hole and fry them. Once fried cover them in sugar. They taste sooo delicious! I’m making myself hungry just writing about this! LOL!
My husband and I have the best time hosting like this! We will have to do it more often. What are some of the special ways that you celebrate special people in your life?