Mother's Day

Mom's are awesome - I know that I take my mom for granted at times, so it's great that mom's get a whole day to themselves to be recognized because they deserve it. This Mother's Day, I went home to spend time with my mom (and dad and brother). I did a lot of cooking this weekend to give the my mom a day off! Fair warning - there is a LOT of food in this post!!! My brother and I surprised her on Saturday with an early morning breakfast featuring a Baked French Toast along with some scrambled eggs and turkey bacon.

I got the recipe for the Baked French Toast from, the only difference is that I substituted blueberries for strawberries. I don't like blueberries. This french toast was BOMB, and we had leftovers for Sunday breakfast!

On Sunday, we all went to church, and went back to my grandparents house for dinner. All of my aunts and uncles, and a handful of my cousins were there to celebrate. We spent our time laughing, sharing and eating. The men prepared most of the food, and I made a curry tuna salad that was TO DIE FOR!!!

I got the recipe from (again), and followed the recipe to a tee, with the exception that I omitted the nuts, and I added in some celery. I used albacore canned tuna. I must say again - this tuna was DELICIOUS! I also baked some "Mother's Day Cookies" AKA I made these sugar cookies with royal icing with a Mother's Day theme. I hand-iced the cookies with "xoxo", "Happy Mother's Day" and other sweet messages.

Royal Icing, a hard icing
1 lb powdered sugar, sifted SS: Equivalent to 16 oz
1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
3 egg whites

I did make one slight alteration to the cookie recipe this time because I used flour to roll out the dough in contrast with powdered sugar. One of my friends/blog followers got me a nifty icing set along with some baby stuff, and I used the icing set for the cookies. This was my first time EVER using Royal Icing, and although it has egg whites, it requires no baking. These cookies were HEAVENLY - they will be making another appearance on the blog before the end of the month!

That was my weekend in summary - there was a lot of good food, fun with family and good times! How was your weekend? Did you do anything special for the mom in your life?


  1. Ok, that breakfast plate looks seriously yummy. I'd love that right now. You live a busy life (cooking, hanging out with friends, family...) and I love reading all about it.

  2. @ Libby - thank you, that's such a kind comment :)

  3. Yummmmmm!
    Happy Mama's Day to u :-)
    May Glod bless u and your baby girl :-)

  4. That plate looks yummy. Maybe I'll try to remake the recipe sometime this week.

    Happy Belated Mother's Day!! :)

    Congrats on your article with New Naturalista!! It was FANTASTIC!!