Sunday, May 11, 2008

Very Simple Mother's Day Menu by exhausted daughter

.... while thinking, "next year, I think we should just go out to eat."

1. Chicken-Bacon Ranch wraps. Very easy to make.
2. Tuna Salad with grape tomatoes.
3. Now famous White Jello (with strawberry garnish)
4. Banana Bread.
5. Store-bought fruit salad.
6. Pie (always the dessert of choice that my brother brings).
7. Kristian Regale Sparkling Pear and Apple Juice Beverage.

I know it's kind of an odd variety, but keep in mind that my last service ends at 12:00 and that people were supposed to be at my house at 12:30. And that I had to stop at the store on the way home, because they were out of rotisserie chickens yesterday. And that my brother could only stay until 2:00 p.m., because he had to go to work.

So I was throwing together quickly the ranch wrap mixture in the kitchen, pulling little pieces of chicken off and throwing them in the bowl, and ordering my brother to squeeze a cup of ranch dressing into the bowl, and mix in those onions and bacon! And I was thinking, "really, next year we should just go out to lunch."

And after lunch, I was apologizing for the modesty of our meal, and my mom said, "I'm so glad you do this."

All right then.

Happy Mother's Day.

13 comments:

mompriest said...

Sounds like a nice, albeit it hectic, Mother's Day for you, the daughter....but I do think going out would be a nice alternative....you might enjoy it a bit more....

Grandmère Mimi said...

Oh, Diane! How did you do it? I think it's a lovely luncheon menu. And what your mom said was the nicest finishing touch.

You could try going out to eat one year. It would be a little more relaxing for you.

Barbara B. said...

the menu sounds yummy :)

Lindy said...

Gee...I hope MY mom doesn't get wind of this. Diane you are just plain amazing. I don't know how you do it.

FranIAm said...

Wow! I am impressed that you did not go out!

How lovely for you to do this. I know you appreciate your mother deeply.

I miss my own.

davenu said...

It all sounds delicious. I'm sure you had a great time.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

you good daughter you! being a hostess is just flat our hard work... and after a morning of a different sort of hard work to boot! whew... put your feet up or maybe put them down and take scout for a nice walk... you need a little puppy time.

Presbyterian Gal said...

What a yummy menu.

And your momma rocks, she does.

Jan said...

That lovely meal sounds wonderful, esp. after all your services!! You are amazing, Diane. But go out next year.

Sue said...

What a lovely thing to do for your mother. The menu sounds wonderful!

Kievas said...

Whew! Yes, you should go out to eat next time :)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm glad your mom let you know she appreciated it.

It actually sounded really yummy to me.

zorra said...

It sounds great to me. I'm sure your mom was just glad to be there, and for her--though not for you!--it surely was less hectic than going out would have been (always such a mob on Mother's Day, in every restaurant). Maybe next year will be a bit calmer.