Five Mother's Day favorites...
First up, a recipe from my own mother:
Mint Chocolate Brownies
So easy to make but seem more complicated...which is exactly the kind of thing I like to serve to guests :)
Just bake these brownies as directed:
While they are baking, unwrap a whole box of these (this is a great kid cooking opportunity):
And when the brownies come out of the oven, layer the candies on top and once they start melting, just spread it around like frosting.
Let cool (sometimes I put them in the fridge to let the topping harden faster) and serve.
We have a statue of Our Mother Mary in our backyard under an arch that would really look pretty with some climbing roses growing all around her.
|The whole area around her could use some sprucing up too *ahem*.|
I've talked about them before, and they are super duper popular in the Northeast and would be a great mother's Day gift.
I have one birthstone bracelet for each of my children, but I would love the clover bracelet, and I think it would be nice to remember your godmother with this bracelet.
Phil used to teach CCD for about 7 years on Sunday mornings after Mass. Every Mother's Day I used to wish that we could go out to breakfast after Mass to celebrate, and as soon as he was finished with the CCD position, we started doing that.
|Last year's Mother's Day. This restaurant makes the best apple walnut french toast!|
I love a good brunch! So for you Dads that read this (ha!), let Mom sleep in, give kids a banana and cereal bar to keep them full enough for Mass, and then take your wife out to breakfast after. Don't forget to make a reservation because everyone else does the same thing!
Willow Tree Figurines
Almost three years ago, I lost a lot of my Willow tree figurines in an accident. That sounded very dramatic (and it was). Anyways, I love these beautifully simple and moving pieces and they make great Mother's Day gifts.
They grow up so fast.
In fact, instead of all these gift ideas, maybe someone could just bring me a remote so I can pause time and keep my kids this way forever? Is that too much for a mother to ask?
Now off to see Hallie for more...