It was 2009 and the day started out with my family going to mass with my mom for Mother’s Day. Each year my siblings, our spouses , our children and my dad gathered for a Mother’s Day Feast. Although, I am a mother, I always thought that this day was to celebrate My Mother. Most of us adore our mother’s, especially if they were great, nurturing and loving. This Mother’s Day was just as special and memorable as all others but this year would be forever etched in my heart. It was our last Mother’s Day to celebrate with our mother, as she passed away in November of that year. For those of us who have lost our mother’s, it’s still a day to be joyful, happy and reminisce. Our mother’s would want this for us.
Our family always celebrated with Pot luck and everyone had their specialty. When it came to desserts, we had a variety because my brother’s birthday usually fell on Mother’s Day or close to that weekend. He is the baker in the family, so we couldn’t wait to see what he would have prepared. Here are a few great dessert ideas to add to your Mother’s Day menu.
Warm brownies with a scoop of ice cream. Drizzle with caramel, chocolate and pecans.
Chocolate covered strawberries. Make sure you purchase chocolates that will harden after they air dry. Make a variety from plain, dipped in chocolate, roll in chopped pecans, alternate with white chocolate.
Pecan Praline Cheesecake. Make your favorite cheesecake and add drizzled caramel and chopped pecans.
I dare not give out his recipe with this homemade German Chocolate filling, but this is our absolute favorite.
Whatever you decide to do for Mother’s Day this year, make sure that your mother knows how much she means to you. Let her know as often as possible how much you appreciate the little things she taught you. We will never know when it could be your last Mother’s Day.
“No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you…..life.”
Happy Mother’s Day