Did you know my daughter is expecting a gift?
She asked for a red rose.
We shall see.
But, I see her point.
Mother's Day is a time to be grateful to ones who made you a mother.
A gift from the mother is legitimate.
I'm not asking for a gift from my mother, though.
I'm gonna tell you about gifts my mother has given me.
My mom has never liked cooking fancy food.
She made familiar food.
We had routine.
(& we ate together at the table.)
There is something really comforting about having "regulars" in the menu.
And there is the memory making aspect of the regulars, too.
"my mom always made really great pizza, or chili, or stroganoff, or whatever."
I lean toward trying to cook different stuff.
My standard way is to try the new recipes in the latest magazine.
And I don't have a good recipe organizing system.
Sometimes Scott & I will reminisce about how good some dish was.
But, I never make it again, cuz I don't know where I got the recipe.
I sometimes don't think to cook a "regular" until I feel really stressed or busy.
The good news is, that happens more & more often now days.
So, we are getting some regulars around here.
Salty Herby Grilled Chicken
Pizza (learned from Mom & big sister & brother)
And now a fairly new, but major favorite is Chicken in Creamed Coconut Sauce.
Ever kid likes it.
And the mommy & daddy LOVE it.
I first had this when my little sis Anna made it.
It is SO good. I add extra chicken broth to make it soupier.
I add potatoes, too.
Sometimes I add green beans.
Or I serve it with sauteed greens.
Do you have family regulars? Share with us.