A Perfect Mother’s Day

This year I wasn’t sure about Mother’s day. Probably in large part to the fact that I’ve currently been dealing with my own personal issues with my mother. We have never really had the closest relationship and this year she really said some things that hurt me. I am not sure if she is aware of this fact as we haven’t really spoken much since the said incident occurred.

Due to the fact that I have been keeping my distance, I had a hard time deciding what to get for her as well as contemplating if I was even going to go over to her house for any portion of the day. Somewhere around Thursday or Friday leading up to Mother’s day the guilt started to set in. I had to put my big girl panties on and realize, that no matter what I might be feeling, it is mother’s day and I was not going to “leave my mom hanging’.”

I started my day out with Preston coming into my room to sneak me a gummy bear. At the time I had no idea what he was doing, or where he even got the gummy from for that matter. I ate it anyway though, yikes, and then he left the room. Next I was greeted with a cup of delicious coffee. MaKayla brought it to me but I am pretty positive my husband made it 😉 I hung out in bed for a while and then headed into the living room. There I found a beautiful gift basket filled with goodies for me. I really didn’t need anything for Mother’s Day. While I love the idea of being showered with gifts of appreciation, I sort of feel like I do about Valentine’s Day when it comes to this holiday.

Very superficial.

 

I called my nephew to see if they already had plans at my mom’s house. He said no, so we came up with a game plan. I decided I’d stop by the store and pick up some things to make her lunch. I figured, we could eat, chat and I could clean up and head home in time to be ready for my own Mother’s day plans. I had a reservation at Chateau Le Green, (by the way, that’s our home).

For lunch we ate Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches and homemade steak fries. I also made her a side salad. She was the only one who ate one of those.

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Green Peppers and Onions
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I used Flap Meat by the butchers suggestion. It cooked up really nice.

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She definitely enjoyed her meal and was happy to see us.  Over all it was not quite as uncomfortable as I thought it would be. I had never made Philly cheesesteaks before so I am pretty proud of myself too.

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Mom’s side salad.
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Philly cheese steak

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We got back home around 3 o’clock. I spent the rest of the day relaxing and stalking my favorite people on social media. I tried to get all my kids outside so we could take a picture. A totally unique experience when you have four children. We managed to get a photo.

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Testing out the photo spot.
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After several tries this is what we got.

 

My wonderful husband and kids went all out for dinner. My husband continues to amaze me with his skills in the kitchen. I seriously wish he would just be the one to cook every meal, every day. Everything he makes is literally the shit! Score for a man that can cook. Sammiah made me a cute menu and they set my place at the table. MaKayla of course helped dad out in the kitchen.

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The Menu
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MaKayla set the table
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😉
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Hubs working’ it out in the kitchen.

 

They started with the appetizer which was avocado egg rolls with a cilantro lime dipping sauce. I love these avocado egg rolls from BJ’s restaurant. Hubs definitely put it down. Looks like I won’t be needing to go out to get these anymore. They were so good.

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Sammiah served me.
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Avocado Egg Rolls
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Home made Avocado egg rolls with cilantro lime dipping sauce. 

Next, A beautiful southwest salad was placed in front of me. It was a pre made salad. The kind that have all the toppings + dressing. It was actually really good and I will be eating this again for lunch one day.

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Southwest Salad
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😉

At this point, not only Am I totally impressed but I am anxiously awaiting the main course. My husband doesn’t eat shrimp so he made himself a steak instead. This was absolutely fantastic. I am not sure where he found the recipe but this will be going in the book of must make meals because I need to have this pasta again. It was a tiny bit spicy but as Bruno mars says “That’s what  I like.”

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Shrimp scampi Pasta in a lemon butter sauce.
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Amazing Mother’s Day dinner.
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I ate just about every drop. So good, so full.
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Hubs steak dinner.

They didn’t stop there. We can’t forget about the desert. The girls made chocolate chunk brownies with vanilla bean ice cream and fudge.

This whole meal was heaven.

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Yum!

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I spent the rest of my evening relaxing. No dishes, no cleaning up, no chasing little people. Simply just relaxing.

This was the perfect mother’s day. It was chill and peaceful which was exactly the intention I set for my day when I first woke up. I felt very much appreciated by the ones I work hard to care for each and everyday. Thank you so much my beautiful babies and my handsome husband. Momma definitely was pampered and fed well!

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Relaxing with my feet up.
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My cards.

 

I hope all of you mommies had a wonderful day as well.

Until next time my friends…

 

xx addie

 

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Pinterest Meal Challenge

Food to a large extent is what holds a society together, 
and eating is closely linked to deep spiritual experiences.
- Peter Farb
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Saturday mornings breakfast are always a step up from the quick cereal and milk or bagel and cream cheese breakfasts we eat during the week. Mainly because I don’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn to make food for five people. That isn’t easy on a weekday morning when I have to be out of the house by 7:30am to get MaKayla to school on time.

Today I wanted to make a fast easy but filling breakfast. I consulted my handy Pinterest Meal Challenge board to find something I could make.

Aha! I found it.

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Can you guess what I am going to make?

I chose to make these delicious egg and cheese tacos. They were so good and super simple to make. Literally, just scramble up some eggs, heat the desired amount of tortillas. Spoon the eggs in the tortilla and top with your desired toppings. I had cilantro and feta cheese on mine. The kids ate theirs with cheddar cheese. They were so good.

This also can double as an inexpensive way to feed a lot of people. Great idea for entertaining and it will make you look like the hostess with the mostess. 😉

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Delicious egg and cheese breakfast tacos!

 

Until Next Time my Favorite Friend,

XX,

Addie

(The wise woman builds her house,
    but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.)