Mother’s Day, Not Quite a Surprise!

I hope that everyone had an amazing Mother’s Day full of love celebrating mothers, mothers-in-law, and women who have been motherly in our lives yesterday.  I’ll share more about my Mother’s Day celebration in a moment, but first…breakfast:flax oatsBreakfast this morning was a simple bowl of warm oats made with egg whites, flax seed meal, and some vanilla stevia drops.  It was a nice change from my typical breakfast of cold overnight oats or a smoothie.

Now, back to Mother’s Day….

Mother’s Day

Saturday night, I drove home to attempt to surprise my mom for a little Mother’s Day visit home.  Unfortunately, my mom had a feeling that I was coming home, so the surprise aspect didn’t quite work out, but the visit was still great!

Mom and I started the day yesterday with a homemade bloody mary (a favorite treat of ours!) and homemade eggs benedict.  Boy, was this a delicious way to start the day!

mothers day 2I have only had eggs benedict one time before this, so I was a little nervous about attempting to make this dish.  Thankfully, the Food Network’s Alton Brown had a recipe that didn’t seem too difficult and was very easy to follow.  Mom’s was made the traditional way with Canadian bacon, mine was made with sauteed spinach and a tomato.

By the end of the meal, Mom and I were both licking our plates clean!

Typically, our Mother’s Day is spent helping Mom get her garden ready for the year.  Check out some pictures from last year!  This year, Mom actually had most of the planting already done and actually planned on working on a good portion of her garden next weekend because the weather wasn’t exactly cooperating.

Even though we weren’t able to help Mom in the garden much, we got her something new to add to her garden:

A lilac bush! (Lilac’s are her favorite!)

mothers day 3I can’t wait to see how that little bush grows!  The tag said it is supposed to get around four feet tall.

When dinner rolled around, my sister and I got to work in the kitchen to prepare a tasty meal to celebrate our mom.  This meal was so tasty….grilled asparagus (if you haven’t tried it…add it to your list of things you must try now!), homemade caesar salad, and grilled shrimp.  After looking at last year’s meal….it looks mighty similar…

mothers day 4The shrimp had a delicious “grilled” flavor, the caesar is always a favorite of mine, and the asparagus was slightly crisp yet soft at the same time.  Perfection!

Of course we saved room for dessert:

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Oatmeal Scones.  I used this recipe as a base line, but omitted the bourbon and the ginger.  It was delish!

mothers day 1After dinner, I packed up the car and headed back to Indianapolis.  I love being able to shoot home for a quick visit now and then.  The drive is only two hours, so coming home is never too much of a hassle.

I am so thankful to have an amazing mom to set a great example for my siblings and myself, and I am happy that we were able to celebrate her special day together!!

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  1. I absolutely love rhubarb. Makes me want a rhubarb pie. Looks like Mother’s Day was a great day.

  2. Your surprise may not of worked, but it’s the thought that counts right? Ha Ha

    Glad you three ladies had such a fabulous time together! Happy Mother’s day to your Mom!

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