13 May 2007

A Good Day

What a lovely Mother's Day it was! A whirlwind recap:

1. Wake up to hand made cards and a breakfast of French Toast (made only with egg yolks and no whites for Dr. Destructo - allergies).

Here's a flamingo from #1 Son's card:

And a space-going Zebra from Dr. Destructo's card:

2. Go to Windsor Farmer's Market and see cooking demonstration by dear friend Susan and her husband Jeff. Yummy!

3. Knit and be lazy.

4. Make cake.

5. Hang out and knit some more while husband makes the absolute best seafood paella in the world. Really. I know he is the Paella Master, but this one was transcendent!

6. Knit and be lazy.

7. Watch Survivor finale.
(Was anyone else upset to see Yau-Man get voted off? Oy! I am soooo bummed.)

8. Blog.

The highlight of the day? Getting to see Dr. Destructo eating and absolutely loving his first ever chocolate cake. The amazing recipe that Amy posted has no eggs and no milk! Dr. Destructo is allergic to both. We make other special desserts, but no good chocolate cake. He was so happy. I was so happy. We were all totally thrilled! And the cake was so freakin' good! Thank you Amy for posting it, and thank you Barbara for giving Amy the recipe!

Hope you all had a wonderful day, too!

"Love many. Trust few. Do wrong to none." - Yau-Man Chan

edit at 1:15 am: Elizabeth had something to say about kids, puking and the timing thereof. So far the theory is holding true at our house! *sigh* Poor #1 son.



Anonymous Dipsy said...

What a great day it seems to have been - and I absolutely adore the cards and drawings, these are certainly things to treasure for a lifetime! And that food!!! Yummy!!

12:40 AM  
Blogger Marina said...

The cards are adorable! Poor #1 son. At least he waited till Mother's day was over ;-)

2:58 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Yay, so glad you had a great day! the food looks awesome!

5:47 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I just love the drawings- don't kids make you laugh?

When they're not throwing up?

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Jeanee said...

What could be more joyful on Mothers day than a flamingo AND a space-going-zebra?! Perfect.
Thank you for sharing them.

7:55 AM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Those cards are too darn cute. And I love love LOVE Paella!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Sheknits said...

Hey it looks like our Mothers days were somewhat similar...mellow,,,right comboe of knitting, relaxing and handmade gifts plus some SUGAR! The #1 son's drawing is really awesome (not to negate #2) but it is really special.

11:02 AM  
Blogger AR said...

Sounds spectacular! The food looks really great, too!

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Charm said...

Wow! DH made paella for me too for Mother's Day. Do the spouses know each other?!?

Your sons' cards look very nice!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I love the drawings! Your Mother's Day seems delightful. Nothing like relaxation to hit the spot.

12:45 PM  
Blogger LesleyD said...

Got to love our artistic kids!!! Sounds like you had a heavenly mom's day!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Happy mother's day! Sounds like it was perfect. That chocolate cake looks insane! I'm lactose intolerant and a big time chocoholic, so I'll be trying that cake for sure! The hand made cards are fabulous. I sure hope son #1 is feeling better!

2:04 PM  
Blogger annmarie said...

sounds like a truly lovely day. :) and the paella looks so good, it's criminal.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

That's great! The cards look so sweet and I can only imagine the look on his face when he got his first bite of cake. That's a fantastic day!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Very cute! And just think...it doesn't end. I'm still making things for my mom for mother's day.

7:09 PM  
Blogger AlisonH said...

I love the "no cow, no chicken" description on Knitty--thanks for pointing that recipe out. My vegetarian daughter and son-in-law will be glad to see that one. Remind me to tell you of the time he took a creme brulee torch to some Valrhona, to see if melting it like that would work as a substitute for mixing the bars with cream to put between cake layers. It was, um, pyro cake.

Those drawings are adorable, meantime. Hope everybody's feeling better by now.

9:56 PM  
Blogger vanessa said...

yum yum yum!
happy mother's day :-)

4:04 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Glad you had a good day!--except for the ummm, puke problem.

There is a fabulous vegan chocolate cake recipe in the new (ish) Joy of Cooking. Don't know the edition, but I can look that up if you want. It's easy to make and tastes good, especially if you make a powdered sugar or chocolate icing topping. (your icing could have margarine instead of milk?) My brother's allergic to milk, we don't mix milk and meat at home, and I've got some vegan friends. Email me and I'll be happy to help more!

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Sam said...

Oh, good lord - can I borrow the Paella Master? That's just about one of my favorite foods, and that looks exquisite! What a lovely day. :-)

3:34 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

What a lovely day, puking aside. I hope #1 son is feeling better now. I'm so glad you found a nice chocolate cake recipe for the little one. It sounds like that just made your day.

2:03 PM  
Blogger lv2knit said...

The cake is our oldest favorite recipe! It is a Depression Era cake that my Grandma Lettie (yes, of mannequin fame!) called Cockeyed Cake! Sally and I make it ALL the time for our families --it is the dessert that is requested time and again. Thanks for the link to the topping -- we always frost with Cocoa Butter Frosting :)

4:28 AM  
Blogger junie said...

Oh what a wonderful day you had. I love sea food, your husband is a jewel.

Hey,that cake looks marvelous. I am rushing over to Amy's to get it.

I didn't get to go anywhere to eat (since I am not really eating these days) but the kids called and sent cards.

The boys drawings are wonderful Rosemary. I miss those sweet pictures my 3 boys brought home to me. Refridgerator Art at the time.

12:10 PM  

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