I am one of the few people in this world to be blessed with two mothers and a mother-in-law. One of the nice things about mother's day is that I get to celebrate these wonderful women in my life by treating them with things they love.
Sadly, one of my moms is not close by, so we just get to talk on the phone. But someday I hope we can do a special mother's day brunch together!
So the menu for our feast was Scones, Fruit Salad, and Bacon and Cheese Quiche. I had been looking all week for a particular item to try a new recipe but cannot locate it in the store (anyone know where I can find some malt powder?), so I decided to go with an old favorite: Classic Cream Scones from Southern Living Magazine. The Fruit Salad was inspired by a recipe in Cuisine at Home, but is completely different. And the Bacon and Cheese Quiche was a recipe found on a delightful cooking blog I found a couple weeks ago.
Now for the woes of the day. The first: the pie crust fell in the oven while pre-baking it. The second: the second pie crust fell in the oven while pre-baking it. At this I almost cried. What to do? Run to Target for another pie crust (the frozen kind that won't fall in the pre-baking stage). Success! The third: Upon filling the pie-crust after getting it pre-baked, it overflowed...and overflowed....and overflowed. Verge of tears again. I slipped it into a pie pan and threw it in the oven and prayed for success. Thirty minutes later...success...yay! I don't know what was wrong with the pie crusts, but I did buy the store brand and I am considering taking them back and asking for my money back. Have you ever had this happen to you? The quiche tasted great - I will definitely modify this recipe in the future and use it again. I forgot to take a picture, but after all that, can you blame me?
mascapone filling, topped with strawberries (it should have also had chocolate shavings on top, but I had a hard time locating a dark chocolate bar). This was surprisingly light after a heavy meal. It was perfectly sweet (but not too) and the pecans were a nice treat with the strawberries. I don't think it needs the chocolate, but if you love chocolate, it might be a must. Mmm...too bad I didn't get any to bring home, man was it good!
So, there you have it. A mother's day meant to honer the mothers in my life. I am thankful everyday for the women God has placed in my life to teach me the path of womanhood. Someday, I hope to be a mom to some little one, so I can tell him/her all about his/her grandmothers. Thanks, Moms!