Mother's Day Weekend
I have been blessed with 2 healthy children and 4 grandchildren, 2 of which are step grand-children but I consider them my very own. Mother's Day Weekends are very special to me. I do not need any beautiful gifts or flowers. Just to have my family in church with me is the greatest gift I could wish for. However, my husband and children think I need more so I did get some beautiful flowers.
Ok I was a little bad. This dispenser is my Mother's Day gift to myself. Last week when I went to get my hair done, my stylist offered me cucumber water served in a dispenser like this. I knew immediately I had to have one and the cucumber water was sooooo good and refreshing. I didn't know how my family would react to cucumber water so I played it safe and made lemon/lime water. Oh my goodness I will be making "spa waters" all summer. I can't wait to try other combinations. I did learn it is best to put the ice in first, arrange your fruit and then add water. It is a great way to encourage your family to drink more water. Grayson loved turning the spigot so we watered plants with lemon/lime water :) If they grow really big and green we have discovered a secret plant weapon.
I'm all about beverages right now. The ladies at my church gave me a gift certificate and this is what I got with part of it......a beautiful carafe. I made Almond Tea and put it in my new carafe....perfect. One of my girlfriends has a great Mint Tea recipe that tastes yummy, too. Perhaps she will share her recipe with us.
Best salad ever....that's all I'm saying :)
I also prepared Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti ( I forgot to take a picture of it). I usually use a friend's recipe but I decided to branch out and try a new version. It is a keeper.
A little chocolate cake never hurt anyone.
So that is the meal I prepared for the weekend. I will share all the recipes later this week.
Of course I had to monogram a few things....like a headband for my daughter
and running shorts for Sloaney. Even baby girls like monogrammed sport shorts :)
I hope everyone has a wonderful, wonderful week.