Friday, May 14, 2010

Mother's Day Sunday Dinner

For Mother's Day this year I got the best surprise ever... Breakfast food for Sunday dinner!  Tim remembered that I'd once written fondly about my family's "breakfast-for-Sunday-dinner" tradition when I growing up and he produced a great homage to that meal.

The culinary adventure began when he presented me with a mimosa while I watched the girls playing in their room.  Violet said, "mom-- you need some food!"  And she proceeded to bring me a wide selection of her favorite pretend food.  Tim suggested that I remain in my comfy spot on the bean bag chair while he and Violet made dinner.  Sounded like a good plan to me.

Turns out, he had really thought this idea through and somehow managed a trip to the grocery store without my knowledge.  Tim made a great meal, complete with pancakes, bacon, and fresh loquats from our tree.   When the smell of bacon wafted into the girls' room, I could no longer resist taking a peek into the kitchen to see what was going on.  Tim and Violet hovered over the stove, happily making pancakes using the world's weirdest food product-- "The Organic Batter Blaster", which is an aerosol can of pancake batter.
  
They made pancakes in the shapes our our initials, as I had as a kid, and Violet sang songs as they worked.  Tim carefully and tediously peeled enough loquats for us all to have a nice healthy portion.  (This is no small feat considering how many loquats my youngest daughter Annabel can eat!)

It was a wonderful meal and a great memory.  And this time I didn't ruin the experience by taking too many photographs.  Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!!