Monday, May 09, 2011

Mother's Day

I had a really special Mother's Day. The Houston Mercer's gathered at Mike and Betsy's and the Mercer "men" made brunch for Betsy and me. Of course, this was under the direction and supervision of Chef Gary. Although there were a few moments of excitement like an exploding Pyrex bowl and the grandsons learning to separate the yolk and white of the egg, I can't begin to tell you how much fun it was to watch the cooking lesson. Except there was a point where Betsy and I went to the Den because we wanted to jump in and save a Teflon wok and wipe up some spills as they occurred.
Besides the Eggs Benedict and fruit, we also had roasted finger potatoes and zucchini, walnut cranberry bread, assorted cheeses, orange juice and coffee.

Doug and family went camping for Mother's Day but I had a phone call from them. I'm so proud of all my "boys" and their families. That should be satisfaction enough for a Mother but throw in a great brunch with Eggs Benedict and it was a wonderful day.


Heather said...

Yeah! Happy belated Mother's Day, Billie! Looks fab! I just posted last night our Mother's Day outing pics. Our 10-year-old daughter took all the photos but one. We think she's a great photographer.

Cynthia said...

Sounds great! Love that you captured the finished dishes, because it looks great too.

Sam and Bob said... and Ned have a wonderful family and you should be proud.

Are those oranges in the picture? They look so small next to the mango.

Hope all is well. How was Ned's eye surgery? We leave PV tomorrow morning and head back to Michigan.

Take care,

Sam y Bob

Billie said...

They are Kumquats. The chef says he is adding them to fruit salads while they are in season because they add a burst of flavor to the salad.