Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Mine started out great and just kept getting better. Even Mother Nature got in the act! We were expecting rain, but the sun was shining all day long. Pa and the kids surprised me with some red roses, a box of chocolate covered cherries (which of course I'm sharing with them) and beautiful handmade cards. Pa also did a few things around the house that I'd been wanting him to do for awhile.
The kids were on their best behavior all day long, and we had a great time creating our German meal. We had Meatballs Bavarian, Carrots in a cream sauce, and stewed tomatoes. I did the prep work, dicing vegetables and all. The kids did the math, converting the measurements from metric, and we all discussed what we had learned about German ingredients, revising the recipes as we felt would make them more authentic. The kids worked together on the meatballs and sauce. Nathan made the stewed tomatoes, and Lindsay, proudly using her own wooden spoon which came in the chefs set she recieved from big sister, Kimmi for her Birthday, cooked and stirred the carrots. Both kids sported aprons they had recieved from Kimmi. They even posed for pictures!
The resulting meal was a perfect medley of flavors, textures, and color. We all had our fill (and then some) with plenty of leftover carrots for another day's meal. We waited a bit after dinner before serving the kids ice cream for their dessert, after which we each enjoyed a chocolate covered cherry. Once we were finished with the culinary delights, the kids presented me with one last gift. It looked like a bottle, and I was instructed not to shake it, or turn it upside down. Once I got the yarn "ribbon" and wrapping paper off I was delighted to discover a bottle of my favorite liquor, Kahlua!
The kids headed to bed at their usual 8 o'clock time and Daniel and I watched a movie, "What's Eating Gilbert Grape". Afterwards, I enjoyed a nightcap of Kahlua, before heading to bed myself. The perfect ending to a perfect day.
Today, I'm not even giving the bathroom scale the satisfaction of a sideways glance!