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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers! In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, I wanted to share my family’s Mother’s Day tradition. Every year we make my mom and dad a restaurant-quality meal and our whole family gets involved (we don’t do another meal like this for Father’s Day so our Mother’s Day celebration is really more of a Parents’ Day event). I plan the menus (which is my favorite part!) and do most of the shopping and cooking. Mike does the grilling, my brother is the waiter, my sister is the hostess, and my niece is the entertainment.
Every year the menu is different, but it always includes several courses, with some form of surf and turf as the main course. We also change the theme every year. This year the theme is Coastal Café so the menu is based on New England-y coastal fare. Here is this year’s menu:
(In the next few posts I’ll be sharing the recipes from the menu.)
Our decorations also change every year to reflect the theme. Here are some of the linens for the table setting this year:
I’m excited to say that Mother’s Day coincides with my blog’s anniversary…I actually started my blog last May right after last Mother’s Day to share the meal we made for my mom. This Mother’s Day my blog is turning 1! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by and how much I’ve come to enjoy blogging. I want to send a huge thank-you to everyone who has encouraged and supported me, as well as a huge thank-you to my wonderful readers…honestly, you are the reason I write my blog. Here’s to many more happy years of blogging!