Early Mother’s Day Dinner


6 miles @ 8:24 pace on treadmill

Thankfully, my legs felt good this morning! I was worried my hamstrings, quads and or knee would be sore or tight from yesterday’s speed work. But nope! Everything was A-Okay. Today was a nice and easy shake out run. I really need to sign up for a race so I can train for something specific, haha. Racing is such an addiction and after reading the latest post from speedy lady Jackie Dikos, it made me want to race even more!


My Cinco de Mayo festivities consisted of a wonderful dinner with my Grandma, mom, sister and cousin for Mother’s Day.

Mothers day 2013

It’s so much easier to celebrate holiday’s like this on more than one day. Now that most of my cousins are married and there are so many mom’s to honor, trying to fit everyone in on the same day is just too much! Same with Father’s Day.

I hadn’t been to my parents house in a month or two. I know, bad daughter, but I had seen them and I talk to them almost daily. I was happy to see the little garden my mom had started was flourishing!


There is a ton of basil and rosemary (my faves), thyme, oregano, parsley and cilantro. AND  tomato, zucchini, green bean, pepper and cucumber plants. She must have a green thumb! I was slightly worried about her garden because of this little lady and her destruction…

IMG956789This picture was sent to me via text on our last trip out of town when my parents watched Riley. She thought she saw a lizard on the soil bag and had to hunt it. She is notorious for trampling my mom’s plants in the backyard, but lately my mom has gotten control over the situation, haha.

Back to Mother’s Day… we had a delicious dinner of grilled salmon with mango salsa, cauliflower mash (better than it sounds), steamed asparagus and my mom’s famous cheesecake with chocolate ganache topping. Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm!



My Grandma actually stitched the napkins- such a grandma thing to do right? I had a lovey time sitting at the dinner table and chatting away with my Grandma, hearing her stories. It amazes me that there are still stories we haven’t heard. What a great way to celebrate and honor such a wonderful woman 🙂


Have you ever tried cauliflower mash?

Does your mom have a signature dessert?

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  1. Looks delicious!!! I adore salmon so I am kind of bummed you didn’t invite me to this dinner, Ah ha ha! That would have been kind of awkward…. BUT it would have been delicious 😉

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