Matt and I had Karen over for dinner tonight. But dear Matt now has two mothers to pamper so he put on a special dinner for the both of us!
Complete with cards + gifts!
Karen brought over cheese + crackers to have for cocktail hour…
…and the two of them sipped wine while the son helped his mother with a technical issue on her computer
I enjoyed a mocktail. I have to say I’m getting a little tired of sweet drinks. Sweet drinks and cheese do not complement one another! Although most of my mocktails are just a splash of juice and mostly sparkling water, I’m missing the lovely contrast that wine + beer offer to food.
Matt’s gift to me was a trio of cute baby shirts for our little guy!!!
I have to say I think I enjoyed the thought of him baby clothes shopping by himself almost as much as opening the real present. So sweet!! I love the styles he picked!
And then we feasted
Matt made short ribs – from Free Union Grass Farm that he picked up at the farmer’s market – in the crock pot all day. I know he added carrots + celery plus a homemade BBQ sauce made from ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire, Liquid Smoke and red pepper flakes. They pretty much cooked all day long! Tender and fall-off-the-bone good. I only got about 2/3 of the way through my portion before I ran out of room!
Because I was busy typewritering my corn on the cob!
And eating my green beans.
My first mom is dining with her other daughter tonight. We have already exchanged blog comments and G-chats today. Modern mother-daughter Mother’s Day communication! Perhaps a Skype later on! We both had malfunctions in our traditional gifts – I sent her gift to my house instead of hers and hers is somewhere in USPS’s possession!
I spent the afternoon writing, doing laundry and taking care of general household tasks, so I am NOW going to read on the porch for the rest of the evening!!