A Day to Celebrate Mom
Mother’s Day kicked off with breakfast (oatmeal and a cottage cheese protein shake) and a walk for Ry girl. We showered and headed to my SIL’s for lunch from Stonewood and some quality time with our niece. She is 3.5 and a handful! SO much energy. No pictures from the afternoon, but I did snap a pic of our drinks for the drive there (about 45 min long.)
DMD (diet Mt. Dew) for Todd, iced coffee for me. I confess… we are both addicted to our beverages and drink way too much of them. After leaving the SIL’s I dropped Todd off at home to run and picked up Riley to head to my parents. My sister and I cooked dinner for my mom for Mother’s day. She requested stuffed cabbage and buttermilk pie for dessert. The cabbage came out really yummy!
Again, I didn’t take any fun pictures, so these are the left over rolls on a random plate. The filling was rice, ground turkey breast (instead of beef), tomato sauce and onion. The sauce on top was more tomato sauce, a few tablespoons of brown sugar, lemon juice and Worcestershire. On the side we had green beans. I wish I would’ve taken pictures of the table because we used my Great Great Grandmother’s linens, tea pitcher, cups and glass bowl.
OH! We also had my Grandma over for dinner. I can’t believe we took no pictures. Ugh.
Buttermilk Pie. Random, yes. It was more like a lemon custard type of pie. Not really my jam, but it was OK. Kristin even made the crust from scratch. She’s such a good cook AND baker.
My mom’s backyard garden is growing like crazy and one of the things that’s flourishing the most are the brussel sprouts.
I know they grow on stalks, but didn’t know that they produce large “leaves”…
I took some home and cooked them up like collard greens and they were SO good! I love greens 🙂 Now if only I could get Todd to like them, too. Pretty much anything green, he likes to call a “lunch vegetable.” These are the veggies that produce a funky smell when cooked- brussel sprouts, dark greens of any kind, cabbage, broccoli- and he prefers that I eat them during lunch when he’s not home. How high maintenance 😉 Actually, I just asked him which veggies are “lunch veggies,” and he said, “pretty much all of them,” haha. I can’t help it. I love me some greens!
What did you do for Mother’s Day?
What is your fave green veggie?