Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mother's Day Palns

First, a early Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mothers. My In-laws will be here today and stay through the weekend. They are not familiar with feasting and find it awkward. In the past we have not changed anything about our feasting liturgy, but it seemed to cause a little tension. I think it is somewhat hurtful to them that we do things differently than they did. Like we are saying what they did is not good enough. We have decided for the sake of not causing more tension we are toning it down a little. They know that I love to cook, so the food will be the same, but the liturgy will be different. We cannot feast Saturday, so we will move it to Sunday. It will be a Sabbath celebration combined with Mother's Day. Others may disagree with us, but we sometimes feel it is a better testimony to tone things down some, than to constantly be in debate mode. They only visit twice a year, and I do not want it to be a dreaded trip for them or us. Hopefully they will see our love of the Sabbath and joy we get in celebrating as a family.

So, here is the menu for Sunday.
Barbecued Ribs (Cooked in the smoker that I am hoping to get for Mother's Day)
Cornbread Salad
Spinach Salad
Chocolate Cake with a Raspberry Filling



Make your favorite chocolate cake( I will use a box mix as I am not a baker.)
Make two round layers and in between the layers spread a layer of Raspberry Jam(I prefer seedless). Ice the cake with your favorite icing.

Cornbread Salad This is a great recipe to go with any meat your are grilling through he summer.

1 pkg. Hidden Ranch dry salad dressing mix
1 c. sour cream
1 c. mayonnaise
1 (9 inch) pan cornbread, crumbled
2 (16 oz.) cans black, drained
3 lg. tomatoes, chopped
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1/2 c. chopped green onions
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 (17 oz.) cans whole kernel corn, drained

Combine salad dressing mix, sour cream and mayonnaise; set aside. Place half of crumbled cornbread in bottom of large serving bowl. Top with half of beans.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

I just wanted to report that our Fiesta was a lot of fun this weekend. The food was great and everyone seemed to have a great time. I am always hesitant to post new recipes until I have tried them, but the ones I posted last week were really good. I would highly recommend them. The pineapples were delicious. We will not feast this Saturday. Bruce and I will be working the PA Home school Convention. I am sure we will do something on Mother's Day. Bruce's parents will be here. I also finally uploaded my pictures to the computer, so I have a picture of my table after it was set for our huge feast a few weeks ago. I forgot to get a picture after the food was on the table. I also have one of Jack at his party. I am still trying to figure out the picture thing. I am not sure how to place them when I have more than one.