Today we celebrate some of the women in our lives who mean the most to us: our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and women who have become like family. Without women in our lives, we would miss out on a lot of wisdom, love, home cooked meals, and tenderness. They fill the world with unspeakable joy, beauty, and motherly guidance. These women change our lives for the better; teaching and training us to become all we can be, and believing in us against all odds. Today I am thanking the Lord for all mothers around the world, and all the women who have stepped up to mother those who are without their own. What a treasure and blessing they are.
Here are some of the women most important in my life and how we celebrated them:
A virgin drink for the little one
Matt’s steak. This was his kind of meal.
Momma and her ducklings.
My menu for our lunch was:
Pink Grapefruit Margaritas: http://www.barefootcontessa.com/recipes.aspx?RecipeID=257&S=0
Sausage-Stuffed mushrooms: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/sausage-stuffed-mushrooms-recipe/index.html
Grilled Bread with Prosciutto: http://mycarolinakitchen.blogspot.com/2011/03/grilled-bread-with-prosciutto-barefoot.html
Fruit kabobs: I used pineapple, strawberries, and grapes. But any fruit will do!
Roasted veggies: I used red & yellow peppers, zucchini, squash, red onion, fresh thyme, kosher salt and ground pepper, and lots of garlic and olive oil.
Fingerling Potatoes: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/fingerling_potatoes_with_herb_vinaigrette/
Grilled steak with my dad’s secret seasonings
Lemon Blueberry Trifle: Pampered Chef recipe
Everything turned out wonderful, I highly suggest trying out these recipes for great summer meals! It was a crowd pleaser for moms, dads, AND picky eater siblings.
And don’t forget to tell the women in your life how grateful you are for them!