This is the big time — Mother’s Day — when I step forward and prepare the meal. My wife, daughter, her two daughters, husband, and a dog named Bailey, will be joining hands around the table, anxiously waiting to see what I have prepared. Our other daughter, husband, and two daughters live in Madison, WI and will have their own meal. I can only imagine their Mother’s Day meal. Since they are into the Green Bay Packers and the University of Wisconsin sports, I imagine that they will have cheese, grilled badger meat, and lots of wine. Well the girls will drink something a bit lighter.
Grilled Chicken Kabobs, properly seasoned
Grilled green, red, and yellow peppers,
onions, and zucchini.
(for a bit of color, melted butter and kitchen bouquet)
Baked Beans — the granddaughters can make a meal out of beans
Baked Potato & Sweet Potato — Potato of your choice
Dessert — store bought Velvet Creme cake with Mother’s Day written on top.
I also have some mini cones with sprinkles if the girls don’t like the cake.
The activities before the meal are very important — crucial. Always serve plenty of dry & semi-sweet wine, beer should be available, non-alcoholic drink for the girls. The purpose of the wine is three fold — mellow everybody out so we will like each other, makes the food taste better, and is used for toasting the mothers. The toast must be prepared — no slurring the words or mental gaps. Something like — “I would like to make a toast to the most important people sitting at our table. The mothers. In truth, we should celebrate Mother’s Day every day of the year. That’s how important they are.” Not only does it make the mothers feel good, it teaches a lesson to the young daughters that men can be cool on one day of the year. And if everything is successful, and I mean everything, the men might get lucky.
FYI — Thank God Mother’s Day is one day of the year, and Father’s Day is 364 days, except for leap year and then it is 365.