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Old 05-10-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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Mother's Day plans?

so what's everyone doing/eating for mommy's day?

we are planning to head to the poconos for a day of painful outlet shopping. the last time we were there, we spent an eternity in shoe stores.

we were in dsw shoes so long that i mentioned to my boy that this was where evil men go when they die.

a nearby sales girl laughed so hard she fell out of her very low cut top.

i hope we go back.

i took my boy out shopping before practice tonight. i knew dw liked john hardy jewelry, so we hit up neiman marcus. i let the little guy pick out a bracelet and earrings. i think what he chose was really cool. since i've mentioned that my wife was my "moon and stars", a reference to the hbo series "game of thrones", i liked that he picked out a matching set that featured dragons and diamonds from the hardy naga lava collection. from now on, she'll be my "mother of dragons". i hope she likes them.

so anyway, we're heading to the poconos sunday, then out to our favourite bbq joint, big daddy's 2 family bbq in bartonsville.

they have GREAT bbq, really good french onion soup, awesome baked beans with big chunks of bacon, and delicious northern style cornbread with pecan butter.

i know this is all going over the top, but i have a reason. when my boy was born, we couldn't celebrate too much as my mil was dying. we were taking care of her at the time, so it was especially tough on dw, umm, my mother of dragons. my mil died 4 months later, so to me, mother's day is a big deal.

i feel badly to not spend the day with my own mother, but my sisters will he there, so i sent an edible arrangement for them all to enjoy (my mom says every mother's day, her house looks like funeral home with all of the flowers), so i sent the next best thing as far as a foodie goes. and we're going down next week with a bunch of frozen meals (pea soup, lamb stew, lasagna, etc.) so she won't have to cook so much, and we'll grill some lobster, shrimp and steaks - something my depression era parents would never splurge on, for our dinner.

anywho, what's everyone up to on sunday, mama's day.

my heart goes out to those who've moms have passed on. you will be in my thoughts and the full rosary that i say every mother's day.

but any special pans? what's on your menu?


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Old 05-10-2013, 10:12 PM   #2
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My mom has gone to glory and DH's mom is on her way (actually I believe she's already there in her mind). We just got home from visiting her in Michigan. Both my sons will be working so it will be a quiet day at home. I'll cook something but not sure what just yet. Nothing special. Just glad my sons are working! So many young men are out of jobs so I'm thankful they are employed.

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Old 05-10-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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Tomorrow we are having mum over for a Mothers Day lunch

We are making a lovely Italian dish, Sausage Carbonara, very rich and creamy and also making some garlic bread

For dessert we are making a Classic Baked Cheesecake and will be enjoyed with some nice white wine too

Looking forward to it and to giving mum all her presents
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:44 AM   #4
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We will begin our day at church. The men lost in a "battle" to raise the most money for a fund-raiser for a local pregnancy crisis center, so they have to make breakfast for the women on Mother's Day.

We haven't really discussed where we will eat, but the money is running low and we need to buy a part for the lawn mower, so it won't be anything fancy. The plan is to eat and share memories of our moms with each other.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:43 AM   #5
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Our kids are in OH, my SIL (who lives up the street and around the corner) has two daughters down in FL, so I now have a reason to clean house - I asked SIL and her hubby over. We'll be having spaghetti with some of that 9 quarts of nectar I made earlier this week. I'll make a huge salad, she's bringing homemade cheesecake, part of which will have blueberries, and I have three (3!) bottles of wine. We aren't drinking them all - it's to have a choice!

Himself took me out for Mother's Day - once. To a favorite place we would go to regularly. The food wasn't as good as usual, the service was slower, and it seemed like the prices were higher. Fuggetaboutit. We'll probably take a day trip down to the Cape in a week or two - 90 miles each way to a favorite pub.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:32 AM   #6
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Sounds like some lovely Mothers Days ahead
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:42 AM   #7
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My mom too is basking in God's glory. God just called my wife's mom home a month ago. She was 84. So we are staying home this year and I am making a feast. We are having several friends and their children over after church tomorrow. I am playing hookie after sunday school to cook. Roast, rolls, cream potatoes, corn pudding, and several bring along plates from the friends. I made my wife's favorite cheese cake last night. Gonna be a wonderful day.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:02 AM   #8
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We lost my Mom in 2009. Mother's Day has kinda lost much of its luster, at least as far as I'm concerned. And to make matters even more difficult, a good friend passed away Thursday evening after a long battle with cancer. She will be buried on Mother's Day.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:05 AM   #9
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Daughter and family taking me to brunch.
When she was growing up I told hubbie and her no presents.
I want to have a day to myself where everyone fends for themselves.
If I want to stay in bed - go away - the tv channels were mine for the day
Don't ask me where anything is or what for lunch ,dinner etc
If I get in the car don't ask where you going
It was the day I usually spent planting my flowers,
It work for many years. the 2 of them would just disappear by themselves
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #10
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Really haven't given much thought to Mother's Day. All my children are strewn far and wide so none of them will be here. However, I did receive a lovely tulip and iris fresh arrangement from them all. Hard to believe one can send fresh flowers via UPS and have them arrive as if they'd just been picked from the yard.

We did Glenn's mother's Mother's Day earlier in the week because she's going to be "out of pocket" tomorrow with one of her grandchildren.

Glenn's children will be devoting their attentions to their own mother, which is as it should be.

At any rate, I do know we're going to have lamb ribs cooked on the grill and beyond that I have no clue. I'll have to poke around in the freezer to see what inspires me and go from there for the rest of the meal. I do feel the desire to bake some sort of decadent dessert but I'll have to wait to see how today shapes up as I intend to spend a good deal of it "playing in flowers" outside.

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