For a while, she was a little difficult to talk to on the phone. These days she sounds amazing. For the first time since I've known her, she isn't drinking or smoking. She says she's eating more than she's ever remembered, and she's slowly gaining back all the weight she lost. She still has to use a walker, and steps are extremely difficult, but she's still around and doing better and better, and we're happy to celebrate the big 69!
In keeping this post all warm and cozy, I thought I would brag about the Mothers' Day Brunch Menu that cooked yesterday for Annie's mom, grandfather, and her grandfather's lady-friend:
|Lemon Brioche French Toast & Minted Raspberries|
|Veggie Eggs Benedict w/ Tomatoes & Avocados|
|Strawberry Shortcake w/ Homemade Whipped Cream|
You need to try the recipe for the lemon french toast casserole. Quite easy, and it was really, really good. I used challah. The hollandaise sauce was made fresh from Julia Child's cookbook. (The first batch curdled when I was trying to keep it warm since the guests were running late). The challah, sourdough english muffins, and the sponge cups in the shortcake were the only things that weren't made from scratch. The shortcake cups were the only things that weren't spectacular. Big secret: splash of balsamic vinegar in the strawberries!
Enjoy eating and your family, and count this as the good karma post to make up for most of my others,